Seven Ways to Start Smart Questions

Do you find yourself beginning sentences with phrases such as “I was just wondering,” “I’d like to know,” or “I was hoping“?

Weak phrases like these make you look slow and hesitant. Whether it’s in a meeting, an interview, or a conversation with a colleague, you want to look strong and confident. So get straight to the point and begin questions with these words instead:

  • Please (verb)
  • Who
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • Why
  • Thank you…