If you know me or have ever interacted with me professionally, you’re probably aware of a certain reputation that I have: I like to ask questions. Lots of questions! I do this not to be annoying – though I’ve been told at times it can be – but to gain as clear a picture of the current situation as I possibly can. I’m also just naturally inquisitive. I want to know more about the people I’m speaking with – what they do, what interests them, where we may have some common ground or areas where we can help each other. Mostly, I want to know who they are.
Asking questions comes more naturally to some people than others, but in all cases, it’s important to know how to ask good, probing questions, especially in a business networking environment. While I’ve always liked to ask […]