Ask Better Questions

 I like to talk.  Trust me.  My wife will agree!  But despite what people think, the best sales people, entrepreneurs (and friends) are good listeners.  It’s so true that it’s become cliché.  It’s simple.  But that doesn’t make it easy.  It’s something I have to work at.  The best way I have found to do this is to “actively listen.”  I try to take notes.  And if you pay really close attention to me, you might even see me put my hand over my mouth to remind me to shut up!  It’s my visual “tell.”  But another way to be a better listener is to ask better questions.  (As a side note, here are 5 great questions you should ask before your next Promo Campaign)  I find that if I work to have great questions ready, I am better prepared to just listen to the answers.  Look at it this way, the better the question, the more interesting the answers. “Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”  Tony Robbons. If I do a better job of asking questions, I want to know the answers anyway! Make sure you never miss an update!  It’s time to sign up for our VIP newsletter here.  We will email you (only once a week) with the latest content and specials.  It’s your call.  But life is better as a VIP.

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.