Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ask Good Questions

Ask good questions

One of the best ways to grow and be more successful is to ask successful people good questions - and listen carefully to the answers. Taking notes helps. As a radio show host I have learned how to ask good questions of successful people. Asking questions is an important success-skill that you need to develop. Like all skills it requires thinking, practise and doing. Then review your results and adapt.

Dan Kennedy is a very successful direct marketer. He gets asked many questions from eager entrepreneurs. And he also asks good questions of others. Read and absorb this list of good questions. Then use them when you meet successful people.

This list is an excerpt. Click here to read the rest of Dan Kennedy"s article.

Kids ask a million questions a minute, pretty much of any adult within reach. Then we get older and let our own egos, laziness, busyness, stop us from asking questions. It's a shame. And if you don't have any good specific questions to ask, you can always ask general ones.

For future reference, here are a few I like:

How do you motivate yourself and stay motivated?

If you had to start over from scratch, knowing what you know now, what would you differently?

What's the most important business or financial discovery you've made in the past year?

My business is 'x'. If you were in my business, what do you think you might do to promote it, to kick the competition's butt, to dominate the market?

What are the three threats to your business, your success, and how are you handling them?

What has been your biggest disappointment in your life – and what are you doing to prevent its recurrence?

What do you observe most people in your field doing badly that you think you do well?

In your next Success Marketing Strategy I'm going to continue talking about asking questions.

Dedicated To Multiplying Your Income,

Dan Kennedy


Powerful questions! I can see adding them to my repertoire. I suggest that you write them on an index card or store them in your Blackberry so you have them when you need them.

George Torok

Host of Business in Motion

Secrets of Power Marketing

1 comment:

Kaizen Consulting Blog said...

I enjoyed reading your article. You have a very interesting perspective and I agree that children tend to ask several questions, whereas when we become adults we are almost afraid to ask questions of others.