I spent an hour on the phone last week. Getting my teeth kicked in.
And I have to tell you that I stumbled a bit. Something I’m not used to doing. I was out of my element. Speaking to a radio audience that doesn’t care how much time I spend working with and helping people with job search and career strategy in my free time. They just wanted answers. Rightly so.
And if you listened to my appearance on the Recruiting Animal Radio Show you may have an interesting view of my personality and strengths. Animal has a well-honed way of sweeping your feet out from under you.
But the places I stumbled were not his fault. They were mine. I was not able to answer some pretty basic questions he asked. Ones that, I think, seem pretty straight-forward. Not intentionally deceptive at all.
So now I’m here to answer the big one. In full detail. For the world to evaluate and comment on. Yes: You.
His question to me:
How do you start, maintain and end a conversation with a stranger?