Technology was supposed to make our lives simpler, but the truth is that today people are overwhelmed by more to do than ever before! Time crunches can create communication crunches. In my work as a coach, I have seen my clients resort, more often than not, to telling employees what to do, rather than asking them good questions to help build their ability to identify solutions. Asking questions gets people thinking. Telling does not. It’s like “taking paddles to the brain.” Once people switch to asking more questions, they notice big changes for themselves and their employees. Win win!

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In all the work I do, this subject gets the most resonance with everyone. And they can see immediate results.

Interplay Coaching's Tell Less, Ask More talk is designed to shine a light on that pervasive telling/asking paradigm. The goal is to help people understand the rules for asking more and better questions, learn the contexts  in which they should pivot to asking questions, how to design 'hip pocket' questions, and when it’s just fine to tell people what to do. Building the skillset of asking good questions expands your communication toolkit and gives you the confidence to handle any conversation more effectively. Participants will experience some fun and experiential exercises in asking good questions.

Participants will also receive a handy little pocket tool (or purse) that answers…

  • why it matters to ask good questions

  • the do’s and don’ts of asking good questions

  • hip pocket questions you can memorize

  • a space to write your own great questions

Asking good questions is a great skill on all levels of engagement, not just at work. Please reach out to discuss how this speaking topic can add so much to your particular event whether it be work related or behavioral change related.

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