On the request of a few attendees, this is the spot you can download the slides from my Tri-Cities Women in Business 2019 conference presentation.

This was the first time I’ve given a full-length conference presentation on questions, and I so appreciate everyone who was able to attend!

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

Ranier Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Download the PDF of the slideshow:

Sources for statistics cited in the presentation:

“It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: Question-Asking Increases Liking” Harvard University, 2017

Disclosing information about the self is intrinsically rewarding” – University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012

Blood donation study / more likely to take action: link forthcoming.

Sense and Superstition” New York Times, 2013

UI study shows social class makes a difference in how children tackle classroom problems.” UI Bloomington Newsroom

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