Ask: How to Relate to Anyone

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A book review of Ask: How to Relate to Anyone by Daniel R. Solin

A book review of Ask: How to Relate to Anyone by Daniel R. Solin

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Silvercloud Publishing (2020)
240 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contiains affiliate links.

Summary: Do you want a tried and tested way to engage anyone? Do you want to learn how to turn an argument into an opportunity? Do you want more meaningful relationships with your colleagues, your clients, your spouse, your children, and your friends?

In his meticulously researched book, based on fascinating and compelling studies in the fields of psychology and neuroscience, New York Times bestselling author Dan Solin shows you exactly how to make deeper connections with anyone.

Ask: How to Relate to Anyone

In this book the author says that the best way to relate to anyone and form more meaningful relationships is to ask questions. But not just rattle off questions like a gun. It sounds too good to be true but there is more to it than that. You have to ask the RIGHT questions in the RIGHT way. But he has seen it time and time again, working.

Daniel gives the reader lots of advice on how to make ASK work for them but I would have liked more examples of conversations.

The hard part is that he says you should always show more interest in the other person than what you want to say or your agenda. I get that it’s important to show you care. I also understand why asking questions in this way makes the other person trust you more and may eventually be willing to work with you or form a relationship with you. But just as he says when talking about the “other person,” we like to talk about ourselves. If I’m always asking other people about themselves, do I never get to talk about myself?

I think it’s great advice especially for a business person but also for anyone who has trouble forming relationships. I’m just not entirely sure I could do it as much as he does. I tried it in the last two days and found myself talking about ME way more than I realized I did. People really are me-centric.

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