Can you break the ice? Are you able to come into a conversation and have something meaningful to contribute? Are you able to connect with a person?
Today’s episode is all about getting into a meaningful conversation with the use of a simple tool.
One of the tools that I wanted to highlight that I've used in my workshops before is something called the Connect Deck created by a woman named Marli Williams. It's a collection of questions that are designed to cultivate meaningful connections and to increase interaction, build community and enhance engagement.
These are great for workshops, training and retreats. Personally, I think they’re great just to have as random little questions in your pocket to fill that awkward silence that sometimes comes with meeting new people.
Here are a few questions I’ve pulled out that I’ll be answering too:
What do people come to you for?
What's something you're really good at that you don't like doing?
What were you like as a kid? Were you similar or different from how you are now?
What is one of the goals that you’re working on right now?
What do you love about myself?
What is something you need to hear right now?
What do you need in your business right now?
What would be different in your life?
What didn't work and what did you learn from that?
What do you believe is very important and under-discussed?
And if you could wave a magic wand and change something in your life, what would it be?
What are you most excited about in your life right now?
Where are you one year from now say it as though it were already true?
Of course, these are not all elevator questions. They're meant to push you beyond the run of the mill icebreaker questions.
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And if you have been wanting to know how you can better connect with other people and learn more about relationship marketing, I’m there! I’ll teach you the ropes.
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The Connect Deck - https://www.marliwilliams.com/the-connect-deck-1/the-connect-deck
Marli Williams - https://www.marliwilliams.com/