As conversational crutches go, That's A Really Good Question (TARGQ) is magical. Literally. Reebusacassafram. The best scientists and explorers have the attributes of kids! They have curiosity. And here’s a question for you: if you do not subscribe to Freakonomics Radio, don’t you think you should? DUBNER: You know, it strikes me hearing you talk, I care a lot because I do interviews. And when you’re actually in the discussion, you get the feeling that points are being made, and important things are being brought up and good questions are being asked even if they might not be. MCGOWAN: The bridge is what happens when the person interviewing you or asking you questions wants to go down one conversational road…, OKRENT: …you use it as a way to go from a potentially dangerous question back to your talking points, back to the point you want to make…. DUBNER: More like one word. Every guy should know a handful of good questions to ask a girl… because:. Such questions may be used as a rhetorical tool: the question attempts to limit direct replies to be those that serve the questioner's agenda. Right. You know who Steve Levitt is, don’t you? 200 Icebreaker questions – Loads of great questions to get the conversation going. Before she decided to become a poker pro, Maria Konnikova didn’t know how many cards are in a deck. Normal convo for us: Me: "Hey, whats up?" DUBNER: So, Levitt, do you have any recollection of saying that same phrase about 150 times. Are you asking me a question? As the questioner, you feel heard and appreciated. Her: "Thats what she said!" In other words, as Arika Okrent sees things, it’s linguistic B.S. When you say that you structure the question hoping to get the best possible response, I guess what I want to know from you is, how do you know what the best possible response is? Smile at the questioner, nod your head seriously, and give a strong answer. This is a time when HOW you respond and listen says as much as the actual words that come out of your mouth, ie. CHARLIE ROSE: ..there are people sitting at home saying, “This is so basic, fundamental common sense, you know?”, LEVITT: I think for us even it was embarrassing as we sat down, ‘cause we thought maybe there was some magic to what we did because people tell us there’s magic. But some people do use the phrase strategically. You are the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Be direct. ... It’s never used, for example, when male commentators opine on how men are better drivers than women, or men are great … Why do many people always say "That's a good question" when they answer the question? Or a former encounter. OKRENT: … “that’s a good question” is one of the phrases that allows you to do that. Stop saying “doubt.” That’s now how that word is used. Saying "That's a good question" gives you a little more time to think of your response. The whole time, it was back-to-back-to-back-to-back interviews and Q&A sessions. You say “reebusacassafram.” Lemme hear you say that. !”, does that imply the other questions are substandard questions ? Watching films can be a thrilling experience that makes you cry, smile, relax, and even help you become aware of your fears. They ask question and have a sense of wonder. Stop saying "That's a good question." so if someone is told “Great question !! Would you continue to do this or would you stop it? This is not to say that it is not your responsibility to respond to every question with your full attention and respect. Not every question IS a great question and in fact some are emphatically NOT great. This is the British English definition of (that’s a) good question.View American English definition of (that’s a) good question.. Change your default dictionary to American English. And sometimes, some will ask a very pointed, insightful question, to which you can say, “What an interesting question” or “That IS a great question!”. So I can go for awhile and have you convinced until you bring up something I’ve never talked about before and then it all falls apart. Cry Over Spilled Milk But it’s like there’s a verbal tic going around. please just - stop! So, that is a phrase that was invented by some genius. Most of the questions we ask? Luke Ball. 8. “That’s a great question” may have originated in media training, as a “bridge” — a way for an interviewee to take a question in a different direction than the interviewer intended. All rights reserved. We’re friends here. Steven LEVITT: You know, that’s a great question. DUBNER: Wow, that’s a really, really good and really hard question. 4. ). But you don’t need to do it patronizingly with “That’s a great question!” Instead, reward the questioner by treating the question as if it were a great question. Andy Kessler is a former hedge-fund manager who now writes about entrepreneurship. DUBNER: Alright, well, Levitt, I feel indebted to you because I feel it’s if not valuable, then at least useful, and I use it now and again and so I kind of would like to return the favor, to give you something that you can use in certain circumstances. In a recent Wall Street Journal column, Kessler wrote about a trick he admires, used by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs at board meetings. – they aren’t really all that great. Here are a few phrases that you can sprinkle into your responses to acknowledge the questioner (and to give yourself a moment to prepare your response should you need it). Whether you’re making small talk at work or trying to charm your crush, talking to girls can be a little intimidating.Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. And so I think that’s one very strong piece of saying, “It’s a great question,” is really just acknowledgement that someone who’s sort of in the background is actually doing something that’s cool or interesting or challenging. Have you ever been in an open Q&A in a certain event full of people, where the host says, now please make sure … How do you take that? Let me be clear on one thing: when it comes to saying “that’s a great question,” perhaps saying it disingenuously: I, myself, am not innocent. DUBNER: How do you take it when someone says – let’s say you’re sitting down with, you know, maybe it was Steve Jobs, maybe it was President Clinton, and you ask a question, and they look at you across the table, and say, “Charlie, you know, that’s a great question.” Does it feel like they’re trying to flatter you? Required fields are marked *. One great result of this kind of communication technique is that you’re giving the child something else to think about. How to ask the question, what I expect to get from the question. NPR: Does this bump hold up, do you think? The current “filler of space” response when asked a question seems to be, “That’s a great question!”. After my eureka moment, I decided I wouldn’t answer the knee-jerk why’s anymore. Lastly, in my limited experience, the person saying that is the person in the power position in the conversation (person conducting the job interview, people answering a question in a media interview, etc. Yeah it is true that people like their cows to have gotten to walk around a lot and eat fresh grass. is so overused at this point I think it's officially lost it's meaning and we can universally lay that opener to rest. What about leading questions? DUBNER: Alright, so here’s what you say. Stop multi-tasking when someone asks you a question. So you say, “Ah yes, the argument is, the point is.” And you can do that, lay out these little pebbles when the discussion actually isn’t going that way, but you give the illusion that this is what’s happening. I’ve been schooled by the master. Yeah, Steve Levitt. Good one! When you respond to a question with “That’s a great question!”, that’s just SAD –> Stall + Avoid + Distract. )], We’ve been doing this show for a while now. But just because I’ve heard it a lot – that doesn’t mean much. Being interviewed can range from incredibly dull and boring to really really fun. I mean…], LEVITT: … And it’s an incredible gift. Well, maybe. Saying “like” once in a while is ok, but saying it too much can distract your listener and prevent you from sounding articulate. Something's going on. Here are some reasons why it seriously bothers me and why I recommend you avoid saying it: Now, Q&A is tricky and can undermine the best presentation preparation. ROSE: I think they’re trying to flatter me most of the time. You might want to write it down. CNN: Well, you know it’s a good question, John…. You say, “That’s a good question.” It buys you a little time. You don’t have to make a conversation serious, but make it in the moment, but let your curiosity inspire you. As I mentioned, this page contains a list of funny question you can ask Cortana. Jon Gordon, Dan Britton and Jimmy Page have written an incredible book: “One Word That Will Change Your Life.” They share: “87% of us make New Year’s Resolution every year. Stop dressing down people in public. Nearly all of us have some kind of linguistic tic, some go-to phrase that we probably don’t even know we use. They need to stop thinking about grabbing/hitting/drumming to get their brain around the new question, which can be a really useful circuit-breaker for the unhelpful behaviour. Say,  “Thank You” or “Yes” or “OK.” This shows that you have heard, understood and are in agreement with the need to answer. Stop Saying This ONE Thing! ROSE: Well, let me do something first. ROSE: But it…I would say that because that is the right question. 11. So what, exactly, is saying “That’s a great question” meant to accomplish? OKRENT: In looking around for it, I found that it’s actually an explicit part of media and PR training. Besides the entertainment value they bring, movies also help create awareness about […] [MUSIC: Teddy Presberg, “Juicy Peach” (from Outcries From A Sea of Red)]. DUBNER: Okay, so how do you figure this out? McGowan too has noticed that the phrase has spread like mold, and is ready for it to die: “I believe that saying ‘that’s a really good question’ is … DUBNER: Good. I would be tempted to say, “that’s a very good question that you just asked me.” But because of this conversation I’m not gonna say that. Learn how your comment data is processed. But she did have a Ph.D. in psychology, a brilliant... Freakonomics ® is a registered service mark of Freakonomics, LLC. 12. You can’t look for it in Google Books or something because people don’t normally write this phrase. But “look” and “listen” are not the only bridges used by President Obama. MCGOWAN: … “listen.” And whenever you hear “look” or “listen” come out of the President’s mouth that means he is no longer answering your question, he is answering his question. And, I was raised by a single mom…. 13 MCEVERS: The presidential election, of course, is about six months away. If you have a question, say it’s a question. DUBNER: I like it a lot. Say nothing. “I LITERALLY DIED FROM LAUGHING SO HARD!” Anyone that involves using the word literally in a non-literal fashion should be beaten. I think at the University of Chicago, you were discussing research of yours, and in an academic setting, especially, when someone challenges either methodology or findings or data or whatever, you know, I guess I expected that the first response would always be to just shout it down immediately and show why, “No, I already thought this through. There are a few phrases that become repeated so often that they become meaningless to the point of utter annoyance. and this Her: "Wanna go to the park?" When you start saying “great question” to every questioner, I actually wonder if you are really listening or if you are playing by a rulebook, in which case I start to question your authenticity, which means I wonder if I can trust you. “Albert Camus wrote that the only serious question is whether to kill yourself or not. Being faced with two difficult choices; popular saying used to describe a dilemma. LEVITT: Oh, that’s a good question. A phrase usually indicating that the speaker has absolutely no idea how to answer said question. I thought my question was just as good as Joes, but nobody said it was a great question. MCGOWAN: I think people do it because they think it accomplishes two things simultaneously: it allows them to stall for time, and it flatters the interviewer. “I KNOW, RIGHT? It's used often times as a means of deflecting a truer, more honest answer. I encourage it at a couple levels. MCGOWAN: … you don’t know anything about what lies in that road, or you don’t want to talk about that subject, you have a different conversational road you wanna go down, so you need a bridge to get from one road to the other…. That’s a 100-million word database, which includes transcripts of everyday conversation as well as government meetings, media interviews, and so on. To go deeper, wider, more interesting than they have before. Close But No Cigar Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end. So it wasn’t too common over there. They don’t have to do with the content of the discussion or the things that you’re talking about. Not every question IS a great question and in fact some are emphatically NOT great. Me: "That was so fun last night!!' 5 Things To Stop Saying to Your Kids and What to Say Instead | Lifehack Shelly Birger Phillips is passionate about being the best human she can possibly be and supporting others to do the same. Asking great questions, A discussion of exceptions to basic use of the question … 5. training – for CEO’s, athletes, artists, even the best men at weddings. OBAMA: Well, Katherine, this is a great question. And then you just jump right in with the point you wanted to make and often people don’t notice that you haven’t dealt with the question or responded to the question. It’s actually somewhat fun to be interviewed and to answer questions. Charlie Rose is the dean of the television interview. When captured well, they are short, meaningful, and … Or, B: it’s spontaneous and flattering, and less so, it’s simply buying time as they crystallize their thought. And that will help. CHARLIE ROSE: Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner are here. I, for instance, begin way too many sentences with “So.” As in: “So, what have we learned so far.” Or: “So, what McGowan is really saying here …” Or: “So, even President Obama uses a verbal bridge.”, MCGOWAN: He has two words he uses that accomplish the same thing. The other thing that happens to me is that, you know, there’s an interesting thing…people come to my table expecting to talk about themselves, their work, their relationships, their hopes for the future, their experience — they come expecting that. You ever have that at all? [MUSIC: Pearl Django, “New Metropolitan Swing”]. Stop saying “It is a great question!!”. MCGOWAN: … “You know, that’s a really good question” is the most elementary bridge possible. OKRENT: It’s kind of hard to measure that because it’s hard to find a corpus of data that will show spoken language over time that way. [MUSIC: Seks Bomba, “San Mateo Theme Song” (from Thanks and Goodnight)], It was absurd because it had become such a habit that it lost its meaning. Has it really been on the rise? I’m a linguist and I write for Mental Floss and The Week. © 2021 Speakwell Partners | All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Contact. LEVITT: We get interviewed so much that when we hear something new, something that we haven’t thought about, it’s just, it’s fun. I don’t know who. by speakwellpartners | Uncategorized | 2 comments. We needed professional help. Please stop saying "that's a really good question." LEVITT: Maybe I invented it. You know, I do sort of what you do, but for most people listening to this, there are gonna be a million people or so who hear you talking about this and they don’t do interviews, typically, but I wonder, Charlie, if you think what you’re describing in how you think about a question can be generalizable for any person in not doing an interview, per se, but just having a conversation with another person, whether it’s a friend, family member, or stranger. In the a.m., he can be found at CBS “This Morning,” along with Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. That’s it. And here’s why you’re wrong. 11 MCEVERS: I want to talk about timing, though. 10. “How was your day” is a particularly useless question, as it asks for a judgment of […] And my point to them is, no, you should ask them. I structure the question hoping to get the best possible response. And things like “that’s a good question,” “look,” “the point is,” “what I’m saying is” — all of these phrases are, they’re meta discourse phrases. It’s free, it’s easy – on iTunes or wherever else you download your podcasts – and four out of five economists surveyed recommend the Freakonomics podcast for their patients who listen to podcasts. That's a huge fucking deal. And then I took a look at the Corpus of Contemporary American English and there it was over a thousand times. Look the questioner in the eyes and answer. By signing up for our ebook, you agree to receive periodic emails from Speakwell Partners. And you want to say something on your way out, you don’t want to be rude but you have no idea what the response is. OKRENT: Any phrase like that, they start somewhere and then people pick up on it, people start using it sincerely, and if it works well, it starts to become a crutch or a tic, and then people start to notice it, and they start to hate it and complain about it. Its getting so annoying. hide. OKRENT: I speak about six at at a faking-it level. 'Who, what, where, why, when, and how!' 200 Icebreaker questions – Loads of great questions to get the conversation going. 11. Arika OKRENT: My name is Arika Okrent. Take a beat. ROSE: Oh, I do think that and I encourage that. That was the question. ... Lucky for us, the thesaurus teaches us that the English language is teeming with words beyond good, great and OK. She says it like ALL the time! All contents © 2021 Freakonomics, LLC. Topics to talk about – Lots of topics to get a conversation going. Or they believed it, I mean whether it is egotistical and I think it was a good question and I agree with them, because I thought about it and structured it and gave some consideration to it. — fail to scale up into great policy? Original! [MUSIC: The Jaguars, “Shimmy Go Go” (from The Jaguars)]. Levitt’s my Freakonomics friend and co-author – an economist at the University of Chicago. It might have been talking about a relative of yours. If you have a question, say it’s a question. !” What? Its funny sometimes, but now its not funny at all cause she says it so much. To respond that it is “great” is to insult your own and the rest of the audience’s intelligence. What I want them to do is surprise me with an answer. If we’d been in the opposite seats today, if this lame idea that I had was your lame idea, and you were interviewing me about it, what would have been your first question to me about the topic of the rise of “hey, that’s a great question.”, ROSE: Why do you think people frequently say, “that’s a great question?”. Carrie: Sandy was one of ours murdered by one of theirs. Homeland Season 4 Episode 4 Quotes. We’ve even given you some sample questions. You were giving an academic talk. So really, this saying cautions us that it isn't necessarily a great thing if two people think alike. And so how the question is perceived makes a difference to me. Stop Saying "Great Question" ... level of two out of the three above, before using your words, think long and hard about answering with the following: Great question! To respond that it is “great” is to insult your own and the rest of the audience’s intelligence. And in a world in which this can be so little fun, you’re making this fun.”. I used to make longer questions. There is incredible power in having a single focus! I beg of you, stop saying, "With that being said!" We’ve even given you some sample questions. If you say “reebusacassafram,” the human ear will interpret that in one of a hundred different ways and they will almost certainly think that you actually said something real when you didn’t. Steve Levitt sees another use. February 19, 2016 by Liza Graves. And here’s why I’m right.” Because that’s what you see so much in politics, right? OKRENT: And I did a search on the phrase there and it only showed up 35 times in, you know, a corpus of like 100 million words. Definition and synonyms of (that’s a) good question from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education.. This is really a great explanation on what I have been wondering about the repeated expression of ‘ Great or good question. [MUSIC: Seks Bomba, “She Had Her Suspicions” (from Thanks and Goodnight)]. For example, if someone asks you a question at work that you haven't thought about before and don't have an answer for, respond this way: That's a good question. And most of the instances were interviews on CNN or NPR or different one-on-one interview situations where there was an expert being interviewed about something. What are you actually saying? C – Phrases. 446). This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Sylvia Earle So, uh…, DUBNER: Yeah, that’s a good question so that’s one…. OKRENT: I started looking into it. And I’ve noticed a trend…, [SFX: MONTAGE OF PEOPLE ON FREAKONOMICS RADIO SAYING “THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION]. I do know where I learned to say this was from the former Dean of Students at Dartmouth and he was always getting in these conversations in passing where he had to have the response but he had no idea what the person was talking about. Camus clearly got up on the wrong side of bed, and Robbins must have forgotten to set the alarm. DUBNER: It strikes me that you’re someone who works hard to ask the kind of questions that people think are really good questions, that are really good questions. So, sometimes people come to me and say, “gee, you asked my friend questions that I could never ask them.” You know, because they expect you to ask them, that’s who you are. 3. The Magic Phrase to Use With Kids Asking Why. At night, the show is simply called “Charlie Rose.” He has interviewed more people – especially more smart people – than anyone I know of. Permalink: That's not true.Well, maybe. DUBNER: Now when Bill McGowan says it’s “elementary” – he means really elementary. Immediately. And can a new breed of “implementation... We’ve collected some of our favorite moments from People I (Mostly) Admire, the latest show from the Freakonomics Radio Network. DUBNER: I remember when I first heard you say it. Stop saying “I’m good.” Say this instead. Burst Your Bubble To ruin someone’s happy moment or mood, usually by telling them disappointing news or information. Like I could see you using this a lot. Second: Please stop leaving those poor, innocent little participles hanging on the end of phrases. As an Amazon Associate, Freakonomics may earn commissions from qualifying purchases made through links on this site. If you are looking for a complete list of Cortana commands, check out this page. But some people do use the phrase strategically. You get the question. Is it a kind of manner or politeness? The media coach Bill McGowan thinks that people should stop saying “That’s a great question.” He thinks it’s nothing more than cheap flattery or a stall for time. NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 1 Quotes. Expanding your vocabulary is another great way to … But the more we thought about it, there’s no magic at all! And there is a kind of moment in which you try to say something that is…that just captures the moment and makes the person be caught up in the question rather than simply, you know, repeating something that they’ve said a thousand times before. Naturally this is because of the improvisational quality of the exchange. I think about that a lot. And a lot of those instances were fiction. Okay, and where does Arika Okrent think this habit has come from? And you know who has this tic really bad? [MUSIC: Crytzer’s Blue Rhythm Band, “Rachin’ in Rhythm” (from Chasin’ The Blues)]. I never asked that one. They never stop asking questions, and I never stop asking questions, just like a five year old. Most of the time, you know, in regular conversation, that’s not what happens. This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “That’s a Great Question!“, [MUSIC: The Diplomats of Solid Sound, “Growin’ In It” (from Destination… Get Down! So, I’m not asking questions to have someone tell me what I want them to say or to tell me something that they’ve already said before. LEVITT: I’m sure I stole it from somebody, but I can’t pin my finger on who that particular genius would have been. I think about that a lot. And I know where I caught it: I caught it from Steve Levitt. Who decided that during the Q&A portion of a presentation the automatic response to any question should be, “Great Question!”?  In the last few months, I have noticed presenters defaulting consistently to this phrase. LEVITT: I like to try to in everything in life try to reward the people around me and acknowledge when they say funny things or smart things or they look good or act kind or things like that. Great, let’s keep going.’ Eventually,” Kessler writes, “the stupid questions dry up and people who ask them may stop coming to the meetings.” Okay, so you can use the phrase as a form of retribution. If you're really flummoxed, beg your conversation partner's pardon by saying something like, "You know what - I don't think I ever really thought about it until now." Lead 100 Things Ridiculously Unprofessional People Can't Stop Saying Others judge you by what you say -- even when you don't realize it. Um, it’s not, for me, that I want them to say something that I think they’ve said before and I want them to repeat it. “We Get All Our Great Stuff from Europe — Including Witch Hunting.” (Ep. share. This is not to say that it is not your responsibility to respond to every question with your full attention and respect. The media coach Bill McGowan thinks that people should stop saying “That’s a great question.” He thinks it’s nothing more than cheap flattery or a stall for time. And then last night I interviewed Diane von Furstenberg who’s gonna be on the show at 11 o’clock tonight. MCGOWAN: I believe that saying “that’s a really good question” is about as outdated a tic or a strategy as telling people to envision the audience in their underwear. The traditional example is the question "Have you stopped beating your wife?" Stephen J. DUBNER: And you seem to think that when it comes to what makes a good question, absolutely no topic is off-limits, wouldn’t you say? Your email address will not be published. 6. Their 2005 book Freakonomics used economic theory to offer surprising insight…. 8. Also let us know if a command no longer works. Whether it’s drama, action or comedy, this collection of famous quotes from movies can be appreciated by any lover of cinema. With these questions to ask in mind, you can navigate any social situation with ease. ROSE: I interviewed John McCain and John Dickerson. Stop saving all of your feedback for the annual performance review. And if you think about when we did our book tour, you know, some of the people who interviewed us were amazingly clever and well-prepared. Coming up on Freakonomics Radio: Steve Levitt reveals another purpose it serves: LEVITT: I think that’s one very strong piece of saying, “It’s a great question,” is really just acknowledgement that someone who’s sort of in the background is actually doing something that’s cool or interesting or challenging. # Book Thats A Great Question What To Say When Your Faith Is Questioned # Uploaded By John Grisham, less a collection of answers to specific questions raised in scripture but more of a primer on critical thinking skills as they relate to gods word thats a great question helps christians move from simple answers to find the tools to With some assumption that I had to explain the question. And you have a little bit of that yourself. OKRENT: It’s for keeping the good vibes going. DUBNER: For the purpose of this discussion, we’re sticking to English and the phrase we’re discussing today – “that’s a great question.”. Her: "Not much." Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up. Spend any time around teens, and you’re likely to hear the common expression, “That’s so gay" — even among gay kids. Tom Robbins wrote that the only serious question is whether time has a beginning and an end. And so I think that it’s almost for me, saying “Great question,” is just a way of saying to the interviewer, “Hey, this is actually fun. Try to avoid misusing the word "like" when making approximations, or when you are quoting someone. I am confused. [MUSIC: Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, “Mr. Especially if they’re very low cost to me, I like to do nice things that don’t cost me anything, but are good to other people. It's overused. 100% Upvoted. DUBNER: Take us a little further into that. I’ve watched you do that to people that you’re really good at getting people to say and answer questions they wouldn’t. report. “Thank you for asking that, I am sure this question is on other people’s minds as well.”. Me: "Yeah, lets do it." Why do so many promising solutions — in education, medicine, criminal justice, etc. He does media and P.R. If you are in a meeting and you keep saying "right" after every phrase, as Mark Zuckerberg did during a recent Congressional hearing, you're not helping. Why Men Should Stop Saying #NotAllMen. Explanation of the English phrase "That's a good question. Who is Right? One, just in normal conversation, I mean be genuinely curious. MSNBC: Why has that not been enough to get him off of death row in Texas? Boo hoo!!! open body language, eye contact, energetic interest in the people asking you questions. Too much can distract your listener and prevent you from sounding articulate every question with full. 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