Christopher Sefton and his fiancee Lori Lloyd were sentenced to 20 years in prison for abusing and starving Sefton's 6-year-old son.The boy, who showed signs of malnutrition and starvation, was being fed hot-dog smoothies.(Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post) In pictures, the 6-year-old boy seemed tall — but way too thin — donning a bulky orange T-shirt that read, “Halloween,” no doubt a costume for the day.
What are good things to ask in a coffee chat or networking session, with someone (say an analyst/associate) that you have no connection to?
Aka not a warm connection I've found in my first few runs that after going through stock questions, the last stretch of the conversation I'll barely make it out alive, given my average-to-decently good people skills.
My nightmare is that it becomes blatantly obvious that I'm just going through the motions, and look like a total scrub.
I've seen peers network this way and get shut down.
The boy later told police that he had been surviving on “shakes” that, his father said, mashed together bread, carrots, hot dogs, water and vegetable oil for extra calories.
Medical personnel said that the boy’s abdomen was swollen, that his rib cage was flared and that the skin around his stomach was thinning — signs that he suffered from malnutrition and starvation, according to court records.
“There was no love in this kid’s life,” senior deputy prosecutor Cecelia Gregson said last month at the end of a months-long trial, according to
A lot of it is definitely people skills, i.e appearing engaged in the conversation, etc, and it's definitely an art.
But question wise, this is somewhere I can easily prepare.