You can ask ONE quick question to make a HUGE and positive impact in someone’s day.
You can ask this one question in person or on the phone.
You can ask this one question through a text in any time zone.
And you can ask this question all on your own.
All rhyming aside, this truly is my favorite simple solution that delivers remarkable results. The question is, “How do you think you did?”
Simple, right? Let me put it into context for you.
After a Toastmasters’ meeting, ask the speaker, “How do you think you did?” Then put your ear in gear . . . and listen. Your friend will probably start to tell you all the things that went wrong. That’s normal. If that happens, follow up with another quick question, “What went right?” Then do it again . . . listen.
You can ask, “How do you think you did?” to the Toastmaster of the Day, the Evaluator, or ask anyone filling a meeting role. You CAN also ask, “How do you think you did?” to a business colleague – heck, you can even ask your boss.
This one question opens the opportunity for a sounding board with the ultimate goal to help improve their next presentation. I heard the Dalai Lama say, “Our prime purpose in life is to help others,” and this is a quick and easy way to help others.
Try it today, then ask yourself, “How do you think you did?”