Those who know me or just met me, know that I have issues. They wonder, why am I being interrogated? Well, the short answer is that, “I am pursuing people.” I shared that in the ‘Gimme Dat’ post. The longer answer is that I really want to know you. The conversation time varies, but I usually start off knowing nothing and end up knowing almost everything. My secret weapon, you ask? The question WHY? So, when I saw this quote, I had to write this blog post.
“Television host Larry King, who has conducted thousands of interviews, says that asking questions is the secret of every good conversation. “I’m curious about everything,” writes King in How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, “and if I’m at a cocktail party, I often ask my favorite question: ‘Why?’ If a man tells me he and his family are moving to another city: ‘Why?’ A woman is changing jobs: ‘Why?’ Someone roots for the Mets: ‘Why?’ On my television show, I probably use this word more than any other. It’s the greatest question ever asked, and it always will be. And it is certainly the surest way of keeping a conversation lively and interesting.”
Excerpt From: John C. Maxwell. “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.”
Ask why and…