I have a college freshman who's my and I was teaching him the ropes of the work world
  1. Think about what you want to ask before you come over and talk with me
  2. Practice it in your head before walking over
  3. Come up with an alternative question just in case the first one doesn't make sense
  4. Ask that question directly, looking at me in the eye with a calm voice
  5. Make sure you you walk away with the answer