Ten ways to... Ask questions

Unsure how to find the answers? Well you should have just asked...

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Last Updated: 15 Nov 2010

1. Begin broad...
2. ... but keep your core query in mind
3. Build rapport
4. Watch your tone
5. Don't try to be clever
6. Keep it simple
7. Avoid too many 'whys'
8. Be sincere
9. Listen
10. Be ready for unexpected answers

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