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How to Use Questions to Maintain Direction and Control of the Agenda by Terry J. Fadem

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How to Use Questions to Maintain Direction and Control of the Agenda

Terry J. Fadem

Do you have a plan for specific types of questioning for certain settings, or do you just allow events to unfold? Depending on the setting you find yourself in, there may be different strategies to consider when asking questions.

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