On the radio this week–Walk the Way

This is Walk the Way, brought to you by Q Place, I’m Jeff Klein. And I’m Pam Klein.

Someone who I consider a really good listener recently told me that asking questions and listening weren’t always intuitive for her.

But a college class in journalism unlocked a whole new world where she learned that people actually want to talk, even when they think they don’t. Every person has a story worth listening to, but getting the teller to share it, just requires:

  • asking open-ended questions.
  • asking follow-up questions.
  • and requesting more explanations.

Good interviews require that the question-asker gives the teller their full attention because this is the cardinal rule of journalism: the journalist’s job is to tell the other person’s story, not their own.  Right along with asking good questions is being a good listener. Listening allows the listener:

  • to accurately record what is being said.
  • to be able to ask more detailed questions.
  • to provide a safe and trusting space.

Want more on being a good listener? Check out the Art of Listening at Qplace.com

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