The key to establishing good communication and thus achieving something is the ability to ask good questions. There are two basic types of questions that you could ask: open-ended and closed ended questions. While closed-ended questions are the “bad” ones in this context we’ll concentrate on open-ended ones.
The point of an open-ended question is to make a person think before answering. To do this start with eight words:
Look at your child! What questions do they ask?
Open-ended questions can be however as harmful as closed-ended, so you need to use a lot of “softeners”:
“Just out of curiosity…”
“By the way…”
“In your view…”
“In your opinion…”
A lot of people who are good at communication share their knowledge on the internet. Here I found 7 Ways from an FBI behavior expert: