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01/16/2020

So, here are four examples from two different fields that can be used to check whether you’ve put the most important pieces into your reports.

So, here are four examples from two different fields that can be used to check whether you’ve put the most important pieces into your reports.
Informal conversations
You’ve just made the first contact with a new person, and now you need to get an honest summary of what’s going on. If you just talk to the person on the phone, you may have no chance of conveying it more clearly or accurately. With a face-to-face meeting, you can start the talk before you’ve even said “hello”, whereas with a phone conversation you have to give your summary before you say anything in depth.
Informal conversation Example 1
(1) Introduce yourself and offer to hang out. Make sure they can see from your face that this meeting is going to be an informal conversation.
(2) What’s your name?
(3) How are you?
(4) Where are you from?
(5) Have you made contact with a new person?
(6) How long have you had contact with this person?
(7) If so, where are you now?
(8) What’s the date?
(9) Who do you represent? Or why?
(10) Where in South Africa? Where else are you coming from?
(11) Where did you get your name/date?
(12) Do you work for a company? Or a union?
(13) In what capacity?
(14) What do you usually do?
(15) What makes you think you could use a mentor?
(16) Why didn’t you tell me anything until now?
(17) What’s the situation with the new contact and who are they?
(18) If you’ll be attending a presentation or course, can I ask you to come with me?
(19) You’re looking for a potential co-author on my paper. Can I ask you to give me some research ideas?
(20) Where did you get that name/date?
(21) What do you do?
(22) What else can I ask of you?
(23) Anything that can give me information about the situation.
Informal conversations Example 2
(1) What has the person done for you today?
(2) What have you done for them today?
(3) How old are you?
(4) How tall are you?
(5) Where did you grow up?
(6) Where did you go to school?
(7) How would you describe yourself?
(8) What did you study when you were young?
(9) Who did you choose for your thesis committee?
(10) Do you study abroad? (Please describe your university)
(11) How long have you studied abroad?
(12) How long have you been studying at your current university?
(13) Did you study in South Africa before and where? How long ago?
(14) Will you be coming to work for me?
(15) Are you looking for more teaching-y things?
(16) Did you have