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651: Frank Sesno | The Power of Questions

The Art of Charm | Social Science | Cognitive Psychology | Confidence | Relationship Advice | Behavioral Economics | Productivity | Biohacking

Frank Sesno (@franksesno) is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience, and the author of Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change.

"If you want to confront a problem, you have to go looking for it -- and cannot avert your eyes when you find it." -Frank Sesno

The Cheat Sheet:

  • Knowing how to ask good questions is a springboard to understanding others and making better connections.
  • Why we should think of our line of questioning as a diet -- and ensure that it's balanced.
  • Which of eleven categories of questions we should ask (e.g. diagnostic, empathetic, strategic, creative, etc.) when we seek a certain outcome.
  • How to get through to people who don't want to connect -- and build trust and rapport in the process.
  • What it means to maintain intimate distance when questioning someone -- and how it allows us to really listen to what they're trying to tell us.
  • And so much more...

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