Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ripple Connection Question of the Week

Ripple Connection Questions are a unique way to engage people in conversation. Whether with a complete stranger or someone you already know, but want to know better, using Ripple Connection Questions (RCQ) accelerate the dialogue and deepen the connection. The questions are by design fun to ask and fun to answer and can take your connection to an entirely new level. Come on, break out of that shell yours and start Rippling.

Trust me you will be glad you did!

This week's Ripple Connection Question is....

What is one of your guilty pleasures?

You can really learn a lot about someone by asking this question. I once had a client that I had worked with for some time but wanted to get to know better. I dusted off this old question during a lunch meeting and was taken on a twenty minute journey on this person's passion for open houses. Apparently this mild mannered CFO was a tireless admirer of other people's homes and her weekend was often filled with open house after open house tours. She called them inspiration and idea tours.

A short time after learning about my client's propensity for open houses my company landed a fairly large real estate publication company as a client. I asked my new client if they would be willing to sign up my other client to receive their weekly publication which outlined the current week's home listings and had an open house preview section. They agreed and you would have thought my CFO client was given the winning lottery ticket she was so appreciative.

Needless to say, that little connection point continues to pay-off for me to this day. Amazing what a little Ripple Connection Question can do to positively alter and forever change the dynamic of a relationship.

Ripple On!!!

Steve Harper

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