Skip to content

Skip to table of contents


Use of Questions

Use of Questions

Matthew 16:13-16

SUMMARY: Ask tactful questions to arouse and maintain interest, to reason with your listeners, and to emphasize important points.


  • Arouse and maintain interest. Ask rhetorical questions that stimulate a mental response or curiosity.

  • Reason on a subject. Help your listeners to follow the logic of an argument by posing a series of questions that lead to a reasonable conclusion.

  • Emphasize important points. Ask an intriguing question to introduce a key thought. Use review questions after discussing an important point or when concluding your presentation.