Remove yourself from the conversation

Want to hear about your teenager’s day?

Ask them.

But if they don’t say much, do this:

Remove yourself from the conversation.

Put them in a situation where they can chat with their friends. Maybe by giving them and their friends a lift somewhere.

Stay quiet.


If you’ve been a teenager, or been a parent to a teenager, you know this works.

Here’s the secret, this is really a post about your silent, unresponsive sales leads. Use your creativity to replace the drive in the car with something more appropriate, like say an Executive Roundtable event.

Remove yourself from the conversation.

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