Do you ever feel you want to ask a question but somehow you don’t? Do you sometimes get the feeling there is a ‘question behind the question’ but you just don’t know how to get there?
In this workshop, you will find out some of the reasons that prevent us from asking the right question at the right time, and you will learn how to improve your art of questioning.
We will take a look at one of the biggest superheroes when it comes to asking questions and critical thinking: Socrates.
After this training you:
- are aware of the most common pitfalls and mistakes in questioning, and you know how to avoid them
- will listen more clearly and critically
- will be able to formulate questions that are clear, precise and straight to the point
- know why using arguments to convince someone will never work – and what to do instead
- will know when and how to ask Socratic questions that lead to depth and sharpness in a conversation
Outline of this training
During this training the following topics are covered:
- Why are you here?
- Formulating a clear question is not as easy as it seems
- Why are we generally quite bad at asking good questions?
- 6 reasons you are not asking good questions at the right moments
- Conversation reflexes that prevent us from listening and asking questions
- How to ask sharp and precise questions
- Why we don’t listen and miss crucial information
- How to practice listening differently
- Slowing down in a conversation to stop your dopamine-factory
- Socratic skills to improve your conversations immediately
- Socratic listening and the art of shutting up
- Slowing down in a conversation to save yourself from the bad reflexes
- Finding the question behind the question by identifying presuppositions
- Reflection, questions and wrap up
- The training consists of one 3-hour session
- Online via Zoom (no account is required)
- The maximum group size is 12 participants*
- Date: 1 July
- Time: 14:00-17:00 (CEST)
- Time commitment: 3 hours
- Price €245 (ex VAT)
* The minimum number of participants is 8 to proceed.