Whether it is a new job, start-up funds or advice, knowing how to ask for it is the key to getting it. Enterprises TV shares how to ask for what you want.
One of the most difficult things to do is ask for something you want. But those who have received what they asked for know it’s all in how you ask. The most common approach is to come right out and say what you need. This works well for people seeking funds for new business ventures, people who are interviewing for a job and want the job, and those who are accustomed to being straight forward. Another way to get what you want is to be honest. Ask for advice. Ask for help. Ask for a trade. For example: “if you can help me with this, I will give you that”. Open ended asks are also a good way to get what you want. The Enterprises TV show suggests finding a way to ask someone for something. Job applicants on interviews may think that it is implied that they want the job. But the interviewer may not know or sense that during the interview. So just ask for it. Entrepreneurs may not feel comfortable asking a vendor for goods or services. But if they don’t ask, they may never know that the vendor is willing to step in and help, and perhaps become a valuable resource in the future. Be strong. Step up and ask for what’s needed and wanted. The only downside is the answer could be no.