Every interaction is a negotiation. So ask good questions. How can you learn from this person/interaction? Stop talking about yourself. That time will come later. Now, ask questions to further the relationship, to further the deal, to know yourself better.
Some good questions:
– How can I improve?
– How did that make you feel?
– What are some books you’ve recommended in the past?
– What would you do if you were in my position?
– How did you change from that experience?
– Why are you acting this way?