Breaking a Script

When a shop clerk asks, “Can I help you?” you can reply, “Can I help you?” Or instead of asking people at a party what they do, ask them what they’d like to do more of, or what they don’t do. Or instead of asking someone how their day went, ask, “Has your day lived up to your expectations?” All these things require a certain measure of confidence to pull off, Nightingall says. But they work. And when they do, they will reveal a little nugget of what it’s like to be that person. That is meaningful, because that nugget is indicative of what is beneath the surface. “How you do anything is how you do everything,” Nightingall says. That nugget tells you where to go next in the conversation. – Nightingall

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1 Response to Breaking a Script

  1. Wynne Leon says:

    This beautiful post suggesting a change-up reminds me of a story from Brene Brown. She was on a plane and instead of asking the stranger next to her what he did, she asked him what he loved. And he replied something like – traveling in peace and quiet. She recounted the story in laughter – but it was a meaningful response!

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