The 7 W’s

People tell me they struggle to know what questions to ask when meeting people, switching on curiosity, seeking to understand, helping others to think, solving problems, making buying decisions, or when simply learning something.

This can get you started. Use the 7 W’s:

  1. Who
  2. What
  3. Where
  4. When
  5. Why
  6. hoW – yep, that is a W.
  7. Which

Keep repeating those in your head. I have them at my fingertips. Then, when you spin through them, the rest of the question often completes itself. Takes a bit of practice, but you’ll end up someone who’s never short of questions, and never short of conversations and discovery.

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