This is a great question to ask someone you just met. I use it all the time. And you can learn a great deal about who that person is simply by throwing it out there. Now, for me, the answer is: going to Borders with a fully charged Ipod, grabbing about 35 books, sitting by the window, reading through every one of those books, taking notes, and then buying one or two of them.
But that’s just me.
Anyway, since I’m a bit of a quotophile, (hence the picture) I wanted to share a few great one-liners that struck a chord in my always-thinking-about-approachability mind:
“Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.” —Dorothy Sarnoff
“When people laugh at your jokes, they are involuntarily agreeing with your message.” —Jim Richardson
“Communicate so that others can’t help but pay attention to you.” –Bo Diett
“Everybody is somebody’s somebody.” —Jeffrey Fox
Oh, and while we’re on the subject of “questions,” here’s a great article featuring Deborah Fine about the relationship between small talk, asking questions and approachability.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday?
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