One of the keys to the successful prospecting conversation is that it's about the other person--not about you. Networking master Bob Burg shows how to break the ice in a casual encounter by asking what the other person does for a living--and then using what he calls "the most powerful prospecting statement of all time": "You must really enjoy what you do!" It runs counter to most prospectors' strategies ("Wow, you must hate your job!"), and offers a marvelous opening, no matter how the other person answers.