The Link 20© Questions

Ever wonder what to ask people you’ve just met? Or struggle making conversation with business acquaintances? The below questions are a great guide to building relationships with people you truly want to get to know.

Over time, ask these questions in a sincere way, and you will improve the quality of your business relationships and move up the Relationship Pyramid.

  1. What do you do when you are not working?
  2. Where did you go to school (and how did you choose it)?
  3. Where did you grow up and what was it like to grow up there?
  4. What was your high school like?
  5. What do you enjoy reading when you have the time?
  6. How did you decide to do… for a living?
  7. Tell me something about your family.
  8. Where is your favorite place to vacation?
  9. What kind of vacation would you like to take that you have not yet taken?
  10. What community associations, if any, do you have the time to be involved in?
  11. What sports, if any, do you enjoy participating in?
  12. What sports, if any, do you enjoy watching?
  13. If you could have tickets for any event, what would it be?
  14. How did you decide to settle in this area?
  15. Tell me something about you that would surprise me.
  16. What things do you really want to do more of, but just don’t have time for?
  17. What challenges/issues in your work might I, or my company, be able to help you with?
  18. What is the most frustrating thing about being in your business these days?
  19. In your opinion, what two or three qualities make a top-notch [insert your title here]?
  20. If all work paid the same and you could go around again, what would you do?