Ever been in a meeting or session where the door is swung open to have as many questions asked on the content that is being presented?
Ever been there to see all the denizens of questions being asked?
Ever watched as the presenter/speaker shut down every question?
The next meeting you hold, there will be no questions, there will be no hands going up in the air, there will only be silence and nodding acceptance (even if none exists).
Want to make sure this never happens to you?
When you ask for questions, when you ask for feedback – don’t shut it down, listen to it, acknowledge it, push it for clarification – but don’t shut it down.
In the end, it’ll do you more harm then the one asking the question.