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5 Business Skills Every IT Pro Must Master (Collection) by Leigh Thompson, Jerry Weissman, Terry J. Fadem, Stephen Robbins, Robert Follett

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Questioning as a Spectator Sport: Where to Go to Watch and Learn the Game

The popularity of news interview shows and, of course, the ever-present game shows where contestants/celebrities must answer questions to win prizes (usually money) continue unabated on television. We participate by listening passively to all of these formats—interviews, news shows, television court, sports stories, and myriad other conversational offerings—so many that it is difficult to keep up with them all.

Television offers us an opportunity to learn from professional questioners, inquisitors, and interrogators. They can be viewed for their use of strategies, how their questions are composed, and the approaches they take in employing strategies. Because it is TV, ...

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