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Moderating Audience questions from social media to be answered by panel

Tonight I'll be the middleman between 1000+ audience members who are asking questions via social media, and folks moderating a panel. Thoughts on tools or tips for success? [more inside]
posted by enfa on Dec 12, 2016 - 4 answers

Questions right other similar things to help me get to know myself

Frequently people are searching for questions or a game or excercise to help people know eachother better. I am seeking something similar but for discovering things about myself.
posted by jitterbug perfume on Dec 9, 2016 - 6 answers

Lost on the internet: Good Job interview questions list

I have to conduct job interview soon, a task I do not enjoy. I came across a list in the last year of interesting creative job interview questions that were not B.S. ping pong balls on a 747 and were a little more creative than read me your resume, but flesh it out. I recall the list being long (200+?) and a power point. Does this ring a bell? Where can I find it? My google-fu is google-fu....., you know what I mean.
posted by history is a weapon on Dec 6, 2016 - 4 answers

Disorganized Pre-Interview Process - How to probe further?

I have an interview tomorrow with a government agency that I suspect might not be a good fit for me. I'm looking for professional/polite ways to investigate this during my interview. [more inside]
posted by Stonkle on Nov 22, 2016 - 16 answers

What to ask an aging relative?

There is a project I have been pushing off for a long time now of sitting my loved ones down and interviewing them, maybe on tape. What questions am I going to most appreciate having their answers to, some day in the (hopefully distant) future when I can no longer ask them? [more inside]
posted by Cozybee on Oct 10, 2016 - 14 answers

What is the British "what?"/"wot" closest to in modern American English?

What is the British "what?" or "wot?" closest to in modern American English? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Sep 28, 2016 - 44 answers

Questionnaires to answer and show others?

My girlfriend and I have been exchanging answers to the "36 questions to make you fall in love." We typically do one before bed, and they often start interesting conversations We're going to try Proust's Questionnaire next. What other questions can we answer for each other?
posted by d. z. wang on Jul 29, 2016 - 7 answers

Awkard question after awkward question after awkward question

Can you help me learn to talk with someone who has a difficult (for me) conversational quirk? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2016 - 42 answers

Yes really! Really!

Have you experienced relationships with people who respond to (what feels like) everything you say with, “Really?...” or with some variation of (benign?) incredulity? [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on May 27, 2016 - 72 answers

Ideas for tests + questions for job candidate interviews?

What are your favorite ways to verify specific skills/qualities of job candidates in the interview process? [more inside]
posted by grayber on Apr 3, 2016 - 8 answers

Interesting Interview Questions ideas

I am interviewing someone for a fairly senior role in planning (marketing) soon. What are some of your favorite interesting interview questions (no brain teasers) that enable you to learn about a person in a non-"whats your weakness" way. Thanks in advance!
posted by mooselini on Feb 22, 2016 - 12 answers

Answering the questions of a preschool scientist

I take care of a 3-year old boy who is extremely curious about just about everything. Sometimes, I'm utterly stumped. Help us learn together! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Jan 7, 2016 - 16 answers

Riddle me this, interviewee

We're holding interviews this week for a new team member, and we're trying hard to come up with (preferably fun) questions that will help us determine if the folks we're interviewing are a good fit. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by okayokayigive on Nov 3, 2015 - 25 answers

Newbie kitchen questions

As my earlier question will show, i am not a fan of cooking. But I have finally decided that I want to learn how to cook and reduce my dependence on seamless. You might have guessed that I am very new to cooking. In fact, i am figuring out my way around kitchen. Sharp knives, hot surfaces, hot oil, food germs etc are kind of anxiety inducing. And I am really anxious about making a mistake and poisoning myself. So, some questions: [more inside]
posted by TheLittlePrince on Sep 13, 2015 - 31 answers

Please let the third time be the charm? Please??

We fired our nanny this morning. This is the second nanny we have gone through in five years. Please help me refine how to do my prep work so we can build a long-term relationship with the next person. [more inside]
posted by Liesl on Aug 25, 2015 - 21 answers

Straw poll: Do you prefer questions at your desk vs phonecall vs email?

Do you mind if co-workers simply drop by your desk to ask you a question or give you info? Do you prefer getting impromptu questions from one of these channels over the others --> in person, phonecall, email, instant message? [more inside]
posted by watrlily on Aug 13, 2015 - 68 answers

Asked to bring laptop to interview...

Hi all, I am a graphic designer and have an interview with a large company next week. The HR person asked that I fill out a couple forms, bring my resume, printed portfolio... the usual. However, she also stated I should bring my laptop. [more inside]
posted by theshmeek on Jun 30, 2015 - 20 answers

What kind of intriguing questions can I ask my friends?

One of the reasons I like Facebook (don't kill me) is that it connects me with a lot of my friends near and far. For the past week, I've been posting questions that start off with "Because I'm curious…." which has resulted in a lot of great banter, but it also helps me to get to know people too. Help me come up with more questions. [more inside]
posted by HeyAllie on May 29, 2015 - 16 answers

Questions to ask when spending long hours with someone?

A friend and I travel together frequently. What are some interesting questions we can ask one another while we're hiking for hours on end? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on May 16, 2015 - 20 answers

Silly, yet arguable, questions

Can you help me compile a list of silly, yes/no style questions? [more inside]
posted by meese on Mar 24, 2015 - 23 answers

Who is buried in Grant's tomb?

What difficult questions can I ask to my half asleep girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Feb 11, 2015 - 38 answers

What's a good way to say "I don't know" in a constructive way?

In my role at work, I'm often approached on a day to day basis with very specific ad hoc questions. Often times, I have no background on the question / issue, and am not sure how to answer. [more inside]
posted by watrlily on Jan 21, 2015 - 36 answers

How to identify and articulate life goals

My partner always says he doesn't have any particular goals in life, but it's clear that he does. He just hasn't identified or articulated them. Do you know a book, essay, website, etc. that could help him elucidate his image of what he wants for the future? [more inside]
posted by kutsushita nyanko on Jan 17, 2015 - 6 answers

How to get better at asking questions at work?

I've been working at my current job, in an actuarial capacity, for nearly 3 years. The problem I'm having is that I find it difficult to ask questions about new tasks in the workplace. I think a small part of this is the fear of coming across as dumb. If I end up asking something really basic, it may look bad to my boss. I've read about imposter syndrome and think that's part of what I'm experiencing. But, I think a bigger part is that I have trouble actually articulating a question clearly about something unless I actually have a pretty complete idea of it. If someone is explaining something new to me, I have to spend some time letting it sink in and digesting it before I can actually form a clear, coherent question about it. It's frustrating, because I see other co-workers of mine who seem able to ask questions immediately upon being given new tasks, but I struggle a lot with it. I generally want to be able to ask questions more easily - how can I best achieve this?
posted by Proginoskes on Dec 7, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me find out about a 'big question' site the BBC just launched

Watching BBC recently, I caught a bit of an advert with Frank Skinner and some others talking about a new bbc website (or maybe it was a series available on iPlayer) which features interesting questions. I've looked on bbc.co.uk and googled but have come up empty handed. Can anyone point me to the site?
posted by guy72277 on Sep 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Is this a dorky question I see before me, the handle toward my hand?

Help me think of some short answer but open ended questions that will make people smile and get them to relax in a community-building way. [more inside]
posted by tractorfeed on Aug 27, 2014 - 13 answers

Doctoral advisor moving universities

My doctoral advisor is moving universities. What do I need to know? What are good questions to ask? [more inside]
posted by lullu73 on Jun 9, 2014 - 14 answers

Turns of phrase for thesis defense. Help!

Defending my thesis next week and need help with turns of phrase to kick off complicated answers to difficult questions. Have flopped in conferences past. [more inside]
posted by hollypolly on May 27, 2014 - 11 answers

What questions should I ask an insider?

I am beginning the application process for a much-desired position. One of my good friends works in a similar position for the same company on the other coast. I will definitely have her ear during the application and interview process, and I want to make the most of being able to pump her for information. However, I don't even know where to begin. What questions should I ask her that will give me usable insight into the company, that I can turn around and use to strengthen my resume (and hopefully land and ace an interview)?
posted by tippy on Mar 20, 2014 - 8 answers

What's this site where you suggest a question to accompany an image?

I stumbled across a site a few weeks ago which would put up an image of some sort and ask you to write what question came to your mind. I think the point was just to collect the questions and look at them (but it asked you to make an account before you could see more than a few of the other peoples' questions, and I never did that). I've forgotten where I found it. Does anyone know what site this was? [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Mar 6, 2014 - 4 answers

Need Witty Questions

I'm looking for witty endings for the question "Welcome to Computer Science, where questions like XXX are not YYY", similar to this sign. But I'm drawing complete blanks. Any ideas?
posted by gadha on Jan 22, 2014 - 9 answers

What to do about someone I like

Basically I met a guy at a bar (I'm also a guy fyi)... We've been going places, eating out, and hanging out for the past month and a half and still are. Every day or every other day or so and he's always up for it. He messages me while we're both at work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2013 - 12 answers

how can I avoid answering standard, polite questions?

I hate responding to small-talk interrogations. I'm a private person, and I just don't feel ok with giving relative strangers answers to personal-feeling questions, even though the questions themselves may be fairly innocuous. I also get confused and flustered when people ask me a lot of questions, and I will make mistakes, even though they are about me. How can I avoid answering these kinds of questions? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Sep 20, 2013 - 26 answers

There has to be more to know besides cost and maximum occupancy...

What are the best questions to ask when checking out a potential wedding reception venue? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Sep 19, 2013 - 23 answers

Give me deep, random, funny, stupid, and personal questions to ask.

My partner and I want to fill a hat with as many questions as possible, so that we can pull a couple of questions out of it each time we're together. We chat a lot but we both think it'd be great to have something else to spark conversations. I think it'll work best if neither of us know what most of the questions are. Hence why I'd like your lists of deep, funny, stupid or random questions to ask that will spark a conversation. [more inside]
posted by Ranting Prophet of DOOM! on Sep 6, 2013 - 41 answers

Explainers, I want them.

As one might tell from my time spent reading AskMe, I'm endlessly fascinated by good answers to fascinating questions. Likewise I read Slate's Explainer, The Economist Explains, and XKCD's What If?. What are other similar sites that provide quality, in-depth answers to questions I never knew I wanted to ask? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Aug 12, 2013 - 14 answers

Humorous Responses to a Mundane Question

I work in a large health-care facility and thus see many people that I know in passing as I travel to and from various places. I have been shamelessly ripping off "Diamond" Dallas Page (who probably ripped it off from someone else) for his response to "How are you doing?" If I was doing any better, I'd have to be twins to enjoy it. This usually gets at least a chuckle, and I'm looking for responses in a similar vein. Generally light and humorous (I'd prefer not to say something darkly humorous) and DEFINITELY short, as this is usually said in passing. So, Metafilter, HOW YOU DOIN'?
posted by kuanes on Jul 30, 2013 - 49 answers

Help me understand Darth Vader Cat

My kitty, Shoggoth, just had to have six teeth extracted due to FORLs, including one of these fangs. I'm curious about whether any Mefites who know about vet stuff can explain some of the mechanics of this to me. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jun 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Answering the annoying "what do you do" question, and then some

I recently inherited enough money that will allow me to not work again. I still want to do things - volunteer, help others, keep busy, etc. How do I explain this to others and answer questions that people ask? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2013 - 54 answers

Reading to complete before a technical interview (CSS, JS, HTML)?

I'm scheduled for a technical interview after the weekend for a front-end development position. I'd like to spend some intensive time beforehand reading relevant blogs and books to prime the ol' noodle and supplement my existing knowledge. Could you recommend some resources? Are there questions you would ask an applicant in this situation, or that you have been asked? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Give me some examples of rephrasing a question into a statement

I've heard that men don't like questions. I'm a woman and would like to have better relationships with the men in my life. Give me some examples of ways to rephrase questions into statements, directives or imperatives. [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Mar 15, 2013 - 40 answers

How to ask questions?

I read the esr article, and thought that was pretty good advice about asking questions. Then I realized I don't get enough advice about asking questions. So are there any considered texts, resources, etc about asking really good questions? Any direct advice? Edificatory anecdotes?
posted by curuinor on Feb 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Need a story on the importance of asking questions

Tomorrow I'm leading a session for college freshmen on the importance of asking questions. The canned curriculum we've been given introduces the session with me reading a story (!) to the students. Unfortunately, the moral of the story seems to be why NOT to ask questions. [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Feb 11, 2013 - 10 answers

What was helpful for you about counseling for sexual assault?

Have you gone to therapy or counseling after a rape? What outcome were you looking for? Did it help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2013 - 9 answers

I have a problem with certain types of questions. Help me to understand why and how I can deal with my discomfort.

I have been struggling to figure something out. There are certain types of questions I have trouble with, and I would like to understand what types of questions these are, why am I so uncomfortable with them, and what can I do to make dealing with them less unpleasant. [more inside]
posted by matrushka on Dec 29, 2012 - 58 answers

Where can I find conversation-starters?

Where can I find a bunch of thought-provoking questions or prompts for starting conversations? I'm looking for the rabbit-hole questions you can spend a lot of time discussing with someone, as well as questions that help you get to know someone better. Are there books, games, or web resources like this? [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Nov 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Holding burnout at bay

Considering asking my doctor for modafinil; concerns and questions. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Oct 21, 2012 - 17 answers

Google interview booked. Now what?!

I've got a job interview at Google? What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by kilikina73 on Oct 8, 2012 - 9 answers

What's the meaning of life?

What's your favorite web place for open-ended questions about almost anything? I'm basically looking for a great, engaged, smart community - like Metafilter - but with the ability to ask and answer more open-ended questions and to engage posters in conversations.
posted by st starseed on Sep 17, 2012 - 5 answers

greater west london by the airport?

What is it like living in Hounslow or out Heathrow Airport way? Is it possible to find a three-bedroom house to rent that would allow pets? Are there lots of coffee shops?
posted by parmanparman on Jul 29, 2012 - 5 answers

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