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Monthly Archives: December 2005

Getting Specifics
• Can you clarify that?
• What do you mean?
• Can you be more specific?
• Can you give me an example of what you mean?
• Do you have any questions about what I just said?
• What specific results are you looking for?
• What is the real problem?
• What do you plan on doing with this information?
• Why do you think this is happening?
• What effect does this have?
• What impact does this have?

Diane Carter
Creative Coach & CEO,


Questions can stimulate and persuade. Questions are signs of a curious mind, a caring heart – and a confident personality. Questions are the essential tools of the seeker and the problem-solver. In our personal and professional lives, questions can make the difference between getting what we want and going without.

• Questions can improve all your relationships, from the conference table to the dinner table.
• Questions are ways to find out what people really want and need
• Questions create dialogues to uncover opportunities
• Questions help you get to the right information

This is part one of a ten part series.

Diane Carter
Creative Coach & Ceo,