On this week’s episode, I’m answering a listener question on how to ask exceptional questions to facilitate great conversations.
If you can figure out how other people make subconscious choices, you will stand out.
- You are competing.
- I don’t care if you have an hourly job—you’re an entrepreneur.
- If you don’t think you’re an entrepreneur, then you’re closer to getting fired than you should be.
- The competition that really makes a difference is not the obvious kind that’s sitting right in front of you.
Most people are only concerned with how to tell people something, but communication is a two-way street.
- Ask questions that really pertain to the person you’re talking to.
- Find a way to edify and encourage.
- Somebody who is a great communicator and question-asker is more valuable.
Chart your path.
- Write down three or four questions whose answers you likely know already and prepare a response that will immediately connect the answers with somebody you know.
- For instance, ask someone where they’re from and have something to say about the answer.
- Read about the different states and find out what the most visited places are, what the big football teams are, the biggest problems, myths, etc.
- It’s not faking it if you’re learning and getting better.
Tune in to hear a surprise interruption from one of the young Andrews boys, which offers up a good example of how they speak to their father.
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