Sunday, January 18, 2015

Invite v Ask

Please stand.
Would you like to stand?

I need you to sit down.
Can you sit down please?

If you want something done, you can do two things, invite or ask.

Hopefully, no matter which one you choose, the person you're addressing will comply.

But, when dealing with children or teens, one method is far more effective.

If you invite people to do what you're wanting, you'll never hear the dreaded reply... "Well, I COULD stand" or "Where do you want me to take it?"

Sure, invitations can be shot down with a firm no, but at least they kill off the smart-alec response.

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