Summary of Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime

Secrets of Calculated Questioning From a Veteran Interrogator

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Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime book summary
Learn to ask the questions that garner the information you want and earn the rapport you seek.


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In this comprehensive exploration, seasoned professional interrogator James Pyle and co-author Maryann Karinch highlight the psychological nuances of asking questions and analyzing answers. Heeding their advice will strengthen the questions you ask in your professional, social and family sphere. The authors’ occasional repetitiveness and reliance on multiple categorical lists are perhaps excusable – given the key fundamentals they establish as they break down the information your questions elicit into granular categories for analysis. They even explore the subtle word choices you make when crafting questions. Their advice is useful any time – on dates, during job interviews, at parties, or whenever you need to ask questions and create or deepen rapport. getAbstract recommends their clear program to anyone seeking to develop good communication skills and to elicit more information from others.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to structure good questions,
  • How asking the right questions can help you build rapport, and
  • What methods you can use to analyze answers and ask sound follow-up questions.


Asking Questions the Right Way
Asking questions the right way can change your mind-set. People shy away from answering questions that seem invasive, but if you set your mind on discovery rather than interrogation, you can frame your questions to be respectful and to build rapport.
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About the Authors

James Pyle worked for the Pentagon and the US Army as an intelligence-training instructor. Maryann Karinch has written or co-written many books on questions and lie detection.

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    Al Cohen 2 years ago
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    Francois Bazini 3 years ago
    Vey poor... This is only a classification of types of questions. I don't feel more knowledgable after reading it. 10 wasted minutes.

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