15 ways to handle ‘can I pick your brain?’ requests

“There’s a weird dichotomy that exists — people who obviously respect my expertise, just not my time,” writes Outspoken Media’s Lisa Barone. “At some point we have to start saying no.” She cites Chris Brogan, Tamar Weinberg, Peter Shankman, Nicole Jordan, and Sandy Jones-Kaminsk, who are also tired of the “pick your brain” requests. She lists  15 responses on how to say no. — Matthew Royse

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