Podcast Episode 239: Want to Be the One They Choose? Have These “Little Bitty Questions” Ready

May 28, 2016 | Podcasts

In The Loop with Andy Andrews, hosted by David Loy

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On this week’s episode, I’m answering a listener question on how to ask exceptional questions to facilitate great conversations.


If you can figure out how other people make subconscious choices, you will stand out.

  • You are competing.
  • I don’t care if you have an hourly job—you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you don’t think you’re an entrepreneur, then you’re closer to getting fired than you should be.
  • The competition that really makes a difference is not the obvious kind that’s sitting right in front of you.


Most people are only concerned with how to tell people something, but communication is a two-way street.

  • Ask questions that really pertain to the person you’re talking to.
  • Find a way to edify and encourage.
  • Somebody who is a great communicator and question-asker is more valuable.


Chart your path.

  • Write down three or four questions whose answers you likely know already and prepare a response that will immediately connect the answers with somebody you know.
  • For instance, ask someone where they’re from and have something to say about the answer.
  • Read about the different states and find out what the most visited places are, what the big football teams are, the biggest problems, myths, etc.
  • It’s not faking it if you’re learning and getting better.


Tune in to hear a surprise interruption from one of the young Andrews boys, which offers up a good example of how they speak to their father.


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