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Do you want to get more out of your communication? Then you should be asking more open-ended questions. Asking open-ended questions means that you're curious. That you are open to the other person's ideas.

In this learning journey, you'll discover how you can get more information by asking questions. You'll also learn to make fewer assumptions. And you'll become a better conversation partner!

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Online: Open-ended questions

I want to ask better questions.

Good questions are extremely important in communication. By asking questions, you make clear what you want to give attention to or what needs to be further clarified. Questions also allow you to check whether or not the other person has understood you correctly. In this learning journey, you'll work on asking open questions. Open questions always begin with who, what, when, where, and how. They give the other person room to express an opinion. And these responses often give far more in-depth information about what is going on with the other person. For example, about his or her motives, reasons, and emotions.

  • Theme: Communication and interacton
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Spread out over 2-6 weeks
  • Use questions to deepen the conversation

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You learn more when you ask a good question. Instead of making assumptions about what people think, let them speak for themselves. It's always a good idea to practice asking open-ended questions. In both work and private life, questions help you and the other person to learn more. In this training, you are going to experience how you can do this. This learning journey is designed for people who:

• want to use open-ended questions to have better conversations.
• want to make fewer assumptions about the other person
• want to check if they have understood the other person correctly
• want to deepen their conversations and practice asking more detailed questions

Part of the Learning Pathway 21st century skills


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Ernestine is the creative force behind a range of learning journeys. Her goal is to make learning fun and to teach practical skills that really help people grow.

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