5 Ways to Turn a Bad ASK into a Win
- You ASKED the wrong person:
Thank you for letting me know. Can you give me the name and information for the person I need to ASK and would you let them know that you referred me?
- You ASKED at the wrong time:
I apologize that this is not the ideal time to talk about it but you know this is very important to me. How about we talk about it in a few weeks when things settle down?
- You ASKED for the wrong amount:
Yes this is a big amount and please know that I thought long and hard before I ASKED for this amount. Let’s see if we can work something out that fits within your comfort zone at this time.
- You ASKED and didn’t follow up:
There is no excuse for not getting back to you, and I want you to know I learn from my mistakes. I am very interested in hearing your thoughts, and I will work with you on your schedule to see if we can make this happen.
- You didn’t ASK but assumed you did:
Thinking back over our last conversation, I realized I was not clear and specific enough, and that was not fair to you. So let me be clear with you now. I am ASKING you for….
THE ASK© … If you have the courage, the inspiration, and the know-how, you can ask your way into having the life you want, need and deserve – by simply knowing how to ask for it.