Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach

Follow-up Questions
September 10, 2009, 5:39 am
Filed under: Christian Living, Friends, Good Advice, Lessons Learned, Life, Questions, tmc

Since the Bible says that out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks, that means every time someone speaks to you they are opening their heart to you. JPK recently said this at a speaking engagement and it really made me think. I don’t listen with this in mind and I don’t ask follow up questions with this in mind. Realizing the significance of other’s comments could place so much pressure on me that I freeze, but Joe said something else that helps with this as well. He said that we are bound to be bad at asking questions in the beginning. We will be sitting there trying to think of the next question to ask instead of listening. We might have awkward pauses or ask sub-par questions, but we will improve. Here is a tip for learning to ask better questions to help you get to someones heart and get to know them instead of learning about them…

When someone is talking, think “What do I not know about what they just said?” and then follow up with a question about that.


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