Be Good at Asking for Favors.
How do you ask for a daily small favor or a help at work? Your request can be taken so much differently depending on how you ask for it.
When you ask for a favor, remember to use the combination of a “cushioning sentence/preamble” plus an “interrogative sentence”. Cushioning sentence is the sentence that makes your request sound less demanding, such as “I’m sorry for troubling you, but” and “I apologize you for the inconvenience this will cause you, but”. After these sentences, add an interrogative sentence such as “Can I ask you a favor?”, “Could you please…?”, “Would you be able to…?” and so on. This way, your respect for the person will be transmitted and your request will be willingly accepted.
If you act like you are entitled and push too hard, you will hurt that person’s feelings. This is not only for a handwriting. Whether it’s oral or an email, the combination of a “cushioning sentence” plus an “interrogative sentence” works regardless of who you ask for a favor.
Let’s keep in mind, when you become good at asking for favors, you will obtain cooperation and things will go smoothly for you.
Remember to use the combination of a “cushioning sentence/preamble” plus an “interrogative sentence”.