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Chapter 4. The Art of Facilitation > Rhetorical Questions

Rhetorical Questions

Rhetorical questions are really not questions at all because they are used not to elicit a response, but rather they are used for effect.

Rhetorical questions have a way of getting people excited about your subject. Here’s an example of a rhetorical question that a presenter addressing a local town council started his presentation with: “Ladies and gentleman, is there any civility left in politics today?” A statement like this is bound to get the attention of any political junkie anywhere—exactly its intent! Like many of the techniques presented so far, asking a rhetorical question is as much about how it is said as what is said.


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