The Participation Blog

The Secret Skill to Develop

One of the best and most useful skills to develop in public engagement, facilitation, and conflict management is the ability to ask dialed in, compelling, clear, to-the-point, interesting questions. Great questions result in great answers, and questions that sound more like some kind of ham-fisted, bureaucratic interrogation usually get lousy or useless responses. For some ideas, watch and listen to good journalists, then practice and consider the following.