The Ask

• How can we best work together?

• Why don’t I ask a few simple questions and prepare a proposal for you?

• What are your budget constraints, if any?

• What is the decision making process here?

• Can you decide on this unilaterally?

• Are there any obstacles to working together we haven’t yet discussed?

• What would your ideal future look like as a result of such a project?

How many of these are you routinely asking?

© Alan Weiss 2016


One thought on “The Ask

  1. Great questions, pithy and powerful. I would probably ask “Are you also discussing this with other consultants?” and if yes, “What would you need to know to decide that working with me provides the best solution.” Then make sure my proposal hits those points.

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