Wednesday, May 4, 2011

No stupid questions at business seminars

The audience chuckled last week when I opened a seminar by saying:
We all know intellectually that there's no such thing as a stupid question, but...sometimes we're not sure about our own.  Take advantage of the lunch break, or take a business card and call from the privacy of your own office.
I think it was an effective ice-breaker, so I'm sharing it with you for your speeches.  I wish I'd added
Your questions are important, so please ask them.
The follow-up from the seminar was encouraging.  Nothing is more effective than face-to-face communication, when you can convince people to take time off from their busy schedules.

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