How to ask for things without being a jerk about it

Thursday, September 15, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Asking for things is an art. So much so there is a TED Talk titled "The art of asking." As Developer Advocates, a significant amount of my work involves asking people for things. Whether I'm trying to get buy-in internally or working on collaborations externally, we're generally in the business of asking. However, when you think about it, we're ALL in the business of asking. We're usually trying to get something we need, from promotions to projects. In this talk, I'll share how to get better results from your requests by rethinking the nature of relationships and following the three Rs of asking for things: Recognition, Request, and Reward.