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One fear people have when attending business events is not knowing the answer to a question and showing themselves up. I guess it is a natural thing to think particularly with younger people who are starting out in their careers. Just because the person you’re talking to knows something doesn’t mean to say you should. Enter TED. Generally people are keen to tell explain things when you don’t understand what they are saying or it is of a technical nature when you haven’t learnt about. Try one of these questions.

T ell me more about that.

E xplain how that works

D escribe that to me in more detail.

These are just a sample of the type of phrases you might use. I’m sure you’ll find some more.

Don’t be afraid to ask…otherwise how will you ever expand your knowledge?

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