How to ask for things?
October 12, 2011 2:42 PM Subscribe
Ask culture vs. Guess culture: What is the most tactful ways to ask for a favor from a vendor?
posted by windbox to human relations (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I work an industry where there are a lot of vendors that offer a lot of perks to their clients - if you ask for them.
I am more of a "guesser" than an "asker", so I'm trying to word an email to one of our vendors that could potentially provide me with tickets to an event. I don't work as closely with the vendors as other people in the office do (the people who ultimately choose the vendors), but I do have some contact with them.
I'm trying to figure out a respectful way of asking other than just "Do you guys have tickets to X event?" which makes me feel like I'm some sort of ticket-grubbing moocher. Is there a more tactful way to ask for things like this, especially in a business-setting-tickets-hookup sort of deal?