Asking a good question is usually more important than getting a good answer.

Every answer proven great comes from an excellent question.

A good question is constructive and rich of innovations.

It stimulates curiosity, makes people think and learn, and even obtain insights.

A good question may not even need an answer to inspire people.

Then, how to ask a good question?

The ability to ask a good question is rare but much-needed. It comes from both the accumulation of knowledge and the techniques of asking a question.

In this post, let’s go through the key techniques of asking a good question: 4 Don’ts and 3 Dos.

Photo by Tachina Lee on Unsplash1.Don’t ask rhetorical questions or question the audience

What is a rhetorical question?

“Why don’t you do that?”

“Why have you not done that?”

What is questioning?

“Have you considered the others?”

“Do you think this is being responsible?”

It is easy to notice