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10 Essential Questions to Help You Connect with Your Contacts

Posted in Client Development, Law as a Business

Think back to your last breakfast, lunch or meeting with one of your contacts and answer these questions:

  1. What if any preparation did you do for the meeting?
  2. What questions did you ask?
  3. What percentage of the time were you talking?
  4. What did you learn about his or her company?
  5. What did you learn about his or her family?
  6. What did you learn about his or her interests?
  7. What did you learn about any opportunities or challenges your contact is facing?
  8. What questions do you wish you had asked?
  9. What did you do to follow up after the meeting?
  10. What do you think the person with whom you met would say about the meeting?