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Five Functions of Questions



  1. To cause attention.

    Introduces preparatory conditions for potential transactions. Usually a "ritual" question.

  2. To get information
  3. To give information
  4. To start thinking
  5. To bring to conclusion


Source: Gerald I Nierenberg, The Art of Negotiating