15 things you will never hear a Master Questioner say

It’s gotten so I can tell I’m in the presence of a Master Questioner within a few minutes of meeting her or him.

They aren’t necessarily the loudest person in the room nor the one with the most followers. They don’t sit in the lotus position with a beatific smile on their face nor do they riddle others with questions. (Although all of the above are possible.)

How can I tell I’m in the presence of a Master Questioner? It’s in what they don’t say, as this humorous video shows. When they meet a challenge, Master Questioners don’t shrug and make excuses. They’re dynamic and engaged, thinking “Why not do this?” and “Why shouldn’t it be me who does it?”

Watch the video (created by Laura E. Kelly) and find out if you, or someone you might know, is a Master Questioner. I’m still working my own way up to that lofty pedestal.

Footnote: Actually, at least two of the folks in this video are Master Questioners, even though they’re depicted saying things a Master Questioner would never say. (I just couldn’t resist using the great footage of them shrugging). Send me a note if you can identify which two people I’m talking about. 

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Journalist and speaker Warren Berger realized that the majority of successful creatives and entrepreneurs he was interviewing over the years were great questioners. His wondering about “How can we all learn to do what they do?” led to this website and the writing of THE BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS (2018) and A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION (2014). Follow him on Twitter at @GlimmerGuy and subscribe to his blog posts.

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