Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime: Secrets of Calculated Questioning From a Veteran Interrogator

Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime: Secrets of Calculated Questioning From a Veteran Interrogator


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Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime: Secrets of Calculated Questioning From a Veteran Interrogator by James Pyle, Maryann Karinch

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:

  • Identify and practice good questioning techniques
  • Recognize types of questions to avoid
  • Know the questions required when hearing unconfirmed reports or gossip
  • Practice good listening techniques and exploit all leads
  • Determine when and how to control the conversation
  • Gain real expertise fast

    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.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781601632982
    Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
    Publication date: 01/20/2014
    Pages: 288
    Sales rank: 134,562
    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

    Preface 17

    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

    Conclusion 247

    Appendix: Supplemental Exercises to Sharpen Questioning Skills 251

    Notes 259

    Glossary 269

    Index 275

    About the Authors 281

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