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The Answer Is Questions

Thursday, July 14, 2016

You’ve probably heard the joke about trainers and questions. It goes something like this: If a participant asks you a question and you don’t have an answer, ask them, “Well, what do you think?” 

While this response is not appropriate for hiding a trainer’s lack of knowledge, asking, “What do you think?” is entirely appropriate in many situations. Questions are one of the most powerful tools in a trainer’s toolkit. Used well, they can do more t

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