A simple phrase that, used alone or prefacing a question, can help you connect better with others

“Tell me…” There are several reasons why it’s so effective. It gives you the other person’s view. When you say “tell me” either in an open-ended or directed way, such as “tell me what you think the problem is,” the other person is free to share their most pressing views without being influenced by a leading question. You learn the other person’s definition of a situation or problem, …and, sometimes, that’s not what you think it is.”by Gwen Moran Read article