Ask questions

Have you ever been in a meeting where you had no idea what everyone was talking about but were afraid to ask any questions for fear of looking look a dork? Then read this post by Rick Nason.

Similarly, I am always troubled when someone gives a presentation and nobody asks any questions and you see nodding heads and glazed eyes. This usually means nobody understands anything and/or they have no vested interest in either position so agree by default. Watch for this and think about this quote from William Wrigley Jr (the gum guy): “When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.”

Ask questions!

One thought on “Ask questions

  1. Good point and good link.

    Another reason for glazed looks may be that the audience doesn’t care. Risk managers sometimes forget that the audience doesn’t always share their passion for risk management.

    Your audience may be more worried about selling, producing, shipping, invoicing, financing and/or developing their product. Selling risk management is a key function.

    Thanks!

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