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Objection testing: certainty of impact

Earlier this week during objection testing, someone (from an IT company, where people take wording very strictly) remarked that the question 'Do you know this impact will occur? or are you anticipating this impact is likely to occur?' is a 'stupid' (literally he said this) question, because one can never know what happens in future...

He got quite agitated and it made me wonder: Has anyone encountered this reaction and what did you do?

- Point out that it is about assessing 'safe enough to try' (essentially grouping the question with the follow-up on significant harm)

- Amend the question: 'Can you substantiate why this is likely to happen? or....''

- Other option... 

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