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The secret to finding out anything you want to know is amazingly simple: Ask good questions. Most people trip through life asking bad questions--of teachers, friends, coworkers, clients, prospects, experts, and suspects. Even people trained in questioning, such as journalists and lawyers, commonly ask questions that get partial or misleading answers.
People in any profession will immediately benefit by developing the skill and art of good questioning. Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime will give you the power to:
Within professional interrogation circles, author James Pyle is known as a strategic debriefer--meaning there is no one around him more skilled at asking questions and getting answers. He has been training other interrogators in questioning techniques since 1989.
|Publisher:||Career Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
James O. Pyle is a human intelligence training instructor who has served the U.S. Army with his expertise at places such as the Defense Language Institute, the United States Army Intelligence Center and School, and the Joint Intelligence of the Pentagon. He resides in Springfield, Virginia.
Maryann Karinch is the author or coauthor of 19 books, including The Body Language Handbook, I Can Read You Like a Book, and Get People to Do What You Want, and founder of The Rudy Agency, a literary agency based in Estes Park, Colorado.
Table of Contents
Foreword Gregory Hartley 13
Introduction: What's So Hard About Asking a Question? 21
Chapter 1 Changing the Way You Think 35
Chapter 2 The Structure of a Good Question 55
Chapter 3 Question Types 71
Chapter 4 Discovery Areas 103
Chapter 5 Essential Skills: Listening and Note-Taking 131
Chapter 6 Analyzing the Answers 151
Chapter 7 Questioning in Professions 171
Chapter 8 Questioning in Your Personal Life 205
Chapter 9 Fast-Track to Expertise 223
Appendix: Supplemental Exercises to Sharpen Questioning Skills 251
About the Authors 281