lol--guess that got me away from geeky titles, although random probably describes my train of thought. For the last five minutes I've been preoccupied with presentation style. Anyone who has ever followed one of my soapboxes over on RD knows that I only have two styles--all out, and outta there. I'll usually keep screaming into the wind until I work things through--not so much for other people as it is for myself, because questions keep me sane. Or I realize there isn't a point, and sometimes it might be because my stuff or thoughts aren't really the best fit. I don't kid myself --and hope I'm not so puffed with my own conceit (you can take the writer out of the regency, but you can't take the regency out of the writer, lol) to think the gems that fall from my lips "are" gems and not cubic zirconias or something.
What works for one person doesn't always work for another. It's easy to tell when someone has connected with something that really resonates.
So this person asks if I had asked a rhetorical question--and before that I'd only vaguely thought about how I got information across. In the last workshop someone mentioned the Socratic method, and I'd vaguely agreed, but knowing and living it are different.
I do give back questions, and yeah-- it "is" the Socratic method.
I ask because it triggers focused thinking. Most people have the answers, they just need to dig down and look for them.