Questions and Answers

Teymoor Nabili

Veteran Journalist and Broadcaster

CEO of The Signal

Asking questions can be powerful. Questions can help us gain knowledge, unlock insights, drive us to explore the unknown and many more. Asking the right kinds of questions is hard and it requires experience and skill. In an age of instant information, it is too easy and quick to find an answer, though, not necessarily the right one.

How do know what is the right question to ask? How would you know if the answer received the right one? Or an answer based on what you want to hear?

About Teymoor Nabili

 Teymoor is a veteran journalist and broadcaster, and CEO of a startup online news venture called “The Signal“. With a career spanning 30 years, Teymoor has covered news in more than 30 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas for various news channels such as Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNN, CNBC, CNA and Channel 4 News.


In this episode, you will enjoy… 

  • A journalist’s perspective in answering “Are questions powerful?”
  • Learning how to formulate prompting questions
  • How to deal with interviewees who are not willing to answer certain questions
  • Recognising the differences between interviewing people from Asia versus people from western countries
  • What the future of media in Singapore is going to look like


Beautiful Quotes

  • The importance of questions is to open a conversation. The real art of conversation is listening to the answers.
  • The way we humans think is not the result of process, logic, analysis and understanding. 90% of the time, it is purely based on emotion. We tend to make up answers that seem right, because that’s the easiest way out of the situation.
  • In the future, the best interviews will start coming out of situations where people have applied thinking about human behaviours as part of their approach.


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