The Art of Asking

How I learned to stop worrying and let people help

Author: Amanda Palmer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349408106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4699

NOW FEATURING POSTSCRIPT FROM MARIA POPOVA 'When we really see each other, we want to help each other' - Amanda Palmer Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask people for money. Or touring Europe in a punk cabaret band, and finding a place to sleep each night by reaching out to strangers on Twitter. For Amanda Palmer, actions like these have gone beyond satisfying her basic needs for food and shelter - they've taught her how to turn strangers into friends, build communities, and discover her own giving impulses. And because she had learned how to ask, she was able to go to the world to ask for the money to make a new album and tour with it, and to raise over a million dollars in a month. In the New York TImes bestseller The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use these same principles in our own lives.

The Art of Asking

Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers

Author: Terry J. Fadem

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780132703796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1040

Ask the Right Questions in the Right Ways...And Get the Answers You Need to Succeed! Discover the core questions that every manager needs to master...how to avoid the mistakes business questioners make most often...ten simple rules for asking every question more effectively. Learn how to ask tough questions and take control of tough situations...use questions to promote innovation, drive change, identify hidden problems, and get failing projects back on track. Ask better questions, get better answers, achieve better results! “Required reading for every leader who wishes to see his or herorganization flourish and career progress.” Garry A. Neil, MD, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson “Asking, listening, understanding the real meaning of the answers, and taking actions based on facts are really the essence of managing. This book has helped me in connecting the dots in my understanding (and lack thereof) of why things really did not work the way I expected them to.” Pradip Banerjee, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xybion; retired partner, Accenture “The framework and techniques provide outstanding ideas for executives to both gain better information and develop the analytical skills of their teams.” Terry Hisey, Vice Chairman and US Life Sciences Leader, Deloitte We’ve all met the corporate inquisitor: the individual whose questions seem primarily intended to terrify the victim. The right goal is to solve the problem--and to build a more effective, collaborative organization where everyone learns from experience, and nobody’s too intimidated to tell the truth. That means asking the right questions in the right ways. This book will teach you how to do precisely that. Terry J. Fadem shows how to choose the right questions and avoid questions that guarantee obvious, useless answers...how to help people give you the information you need...how to use body language to ask questions more effectively...how to ask the innovative or neglected questions that uncover real issues and solutions. You’ll learn how to adopt the attributes of a good questioner...set a goal for every question...use your personal style more effectively...ask tough questions, elicit dissent, react to surprises, overcome evasions, and more. Becoming a better questioner may be the most powerful thing you can do right now to improve your managerial effectiveness--and this book gives you all the insights, tools, and techniques you’ll need to get there. Evaluate your current “questioning” skills... ...then systematically improve them Choose better questions... ...and ask them the right way Ask tough questions more effectively Get at the truth, uncover the real problem, and solve it Master the crucial nonverbal aspects of asking questions Finding your best style and the right body language

The Art of Asking (Signed Edition)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

Author: Amanda Palmer

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781455533770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7218

Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.

The Art of Asking Questions

Studies in Public Opinion, 3

Author: Stanley Le Baron Payne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400858062

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 4430

While the statisticians are trying to knock a few tenths off the statistical error, says Mr. Payne, errors of tens of percents occur because of bad question wording. Mr. Payne's shrewd critique of the problems of asking questions reveals much about the nature of language and words, and a good deal about the public who must answer the poller's questions. For public opinion pollers, census takers, advertising copywriters, and survey makers of all kinds this book will be a tool for the achievement of more reliable results. Originally published in 1951. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Art of Asking a Girl Out

Author: Charlotte Kobetis

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365059316

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 4206

Have you been in a situation where you feel so embarrassed when the girl you want to date turn you down through the phone? You don't even get the chance to meet her. While it is common for hotties to go out with hot guys out there, it is not uncommon to see some hotties to hang out with nerds happily too. The key point here is - happily. If this is the case, why can't the nerd be you? In the ebook, you will learn: *the different types of girls, *factors to prepare and consider when you ask a girl out, *the right time to ask her out, *the common mistakes guys make when asking a girl out, *the ideas of being romantic, *how to communicate with her, *tips to take note when you are on a date, *the don'ts when it comes to asking her out, *how to make your first impression counts, and much more...

The Art of Asking Essential Questions

Based on Critical Thinking Concepts and Socratic Principles

Author: Linda Elder,Richard Paul

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538133806

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 7970

This volume of the Thinker’s Guide Library addresses the vital role of questions in every area of life. As readers develop a questioning mind, they also come to a better understanding of the world and of themselves. This book illustrates how well developed questions lead to deeper knowledge and counteract dangerous ignorance.

The Miniature Guide to the Art of Asking Essential Questions

Author: Linda Elder,Richard Paul

Publisher: Thinker's Guide Library

ISBN: 9780944583166

Category: Analysis (Philosophy)

Page: 48

View: 8690

This volume of the Thinker's Guide Library addresses the vital role of questions in every area of life. As readers develop a questioning mind, they also come to a better understanding of the world and of themselves. This book illustrates how well developed questions lead to deeper knowledge and counteract dangerous ignorance.

Humble Inquiry

The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling

Author: Edgar H. Schein

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 160994982X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 2516

From one of the true giants in organizational development, career development and organizational psychology comes a simple and effective technique for building more positive relationships-particularly between people of different status-that will lead to more honest and open interactions and stronger organizations.