Doesn't Hurt to Ask: Using the Power of Questions to Communicate, Connect, and Persuade

by Trey Gowdy

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Doesn't Hurt to Ask: Using the Power of Questions to Communicate, Connect, and Persuade

by Trey Gowdy


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  • Impeach Your Opponents Argument:

    Use questions to dispute where your opponent gained their information. Was it factual or hearsay? If it was factual, then go for the second attack, have them defend why that particular facet is more important than yours. Finally, if it is authentically possible, you can impeach your opponent’s chara

  • Sincerity Is Key:

    Insults, lying, and hypocrisy will destroy your sincerity and your credibility. The best way to make your audience more receptive is to show that you're passionate about what you're trying to say. The tone that comes from genuine passion makes your audience feel more comfortable with the topic and

  • Soft, Hard, or Why-Based Questions:

    Softball questions give the other party lots of space and don’t attempt to make any point. They’re good for building rapport before getting into more substantive discussions. Most questions you’ll ask your counterpart will be one of these two types: hard-ball, or soft-ball. Once you have your arsen

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