Tuesday, February 08, 2005

How to Use Pizza Boxes to Encourage Engaging Communication



During last weekend's Superbowl party we ordered a few pies from Pizza Hut. When the delivery guy handed them to me, I noticed some unusual writing on the box: "10 Fun Questions for Kids to Ask Their Parents." And underneath was another section with a headline reading "5 Fun Questions for Parents to Ask Their Kids."

This is BRILLIANT.

Open ended questions that start with "What's your favorite...?" are perfect front porch behaviors that encourage people to open up and share preferences and opinions. Especially kids and parents; two groups of people who, as we can all speak from experience, have the most difficult time connecting with each other.

LET ME ASK YA THIS...

What's your favorite open ended question to ask people you've just met?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag
www.hellomynameisscott.com