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Questioning techniques

Featured in the Communication Skills training manual

By Sarah Cook

Category: Communication Skills

Credit price: 3 download credits (Single user)

This is a training activity which helps participants to develop their questioning techniques. Using the right questions is essential if we are to communicate effectively - be it when chairing meetings, conducting interviews and one-to-one discussions, giving performance feedback or conducting appraisals. This module is a building block in developing questioning techniques for effective communication skills.

You introduce the training session and explain the four main question types. In groups, participants give examples fo each of the question types and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. They then undertake a practical exercise to increase the effectiveness of their questioning techniques.

Who is it for: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to help participants develop their questioning techniques and to establish the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of question.

Resource Type:Activity
Min Group Size:4
Max Group Size:12
Typical Duration:01:10:00
No of Pages:12

Resources: View standard resources for Fenman training activities

Purpose: This communication skills training resource is intended for use by trainers with their participants to establish the different types of questioning and the advantages and disadvantages of their use, and to encourage their participants to increase the effectiveness of their questioning techniques.

Download the training activity, Questioning techniques as featured in the Fenman training manual; Communication Skills