When a friend of a friend is the right person to speak with, what’s the best way to get an introduction to them?
It’s a good technique. But not everyone will feel comfortable saying that they have no expectations from the request.
Episode 34 of TUB-Thump takes a look at another way of asking for something. And it’s a potential win-win. Because there aren’t that many times when acknowledging your lack of control can be in your favour.
Here are the show notes for the 5-min episode:
- 00:30 – Low-pressure Introductions (Ben Casnocha)
- 01:10 – Hesitation and zero expectations. When no expectations don’t sound quite right.
- 02:00 – Give people the choice when you ask for something. Even though you have some sort of expectation, you know that the choice belongs very much the other person. As a bonus, highlighting that person’s control could help you to get the outcome you’d like. Two thumbs fresh!
TUB-Thump is part of the Learning Always Network.
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