Lots of good ideas in here…
Notably, the article above doesn’t mention/suggest asking things like…
And what else?
(…that’s the A W E question in case you’ve not heard that acronym before.)
Tell me more.
(…and I’ll call this TMM)
GOOD. Because I want to push back—firmly—against anyone who ever uses those in a podcast.
There may be a place for those things. My therapist says those things at me regularly [I am not joking here], and even in such a “leave absolutely no fingerprints,” antiseptic, therapeutic setting they’re only borderline useful, and are always annoying.
Why should you never use them?
Because AWE and TMM are lazy.
You’re about to disagree, aren’t you?
Let me ask you this: Does it ever require you to do one iota of work, or to commit one iota of thought, before you fire back AWE or TMM? It does not, right? So choosing to use a no-work-required question? …that’s the definition of lazy.
“Don’t be lazy,” does not mean you have to choose the most difficult path. Just put that iota of work in, and then ask a question. If you’re about to say AWE/TMM, then clearly something in there makes you think there’s more. What are you thinking there’s more of? Great! Ask that question instead.