My tips on how to do it right:
- Don't take advantage of your Board. These people have lives and you are asking them to cut out a part of their day for you, so do not abuse that request. Limit the amount of time you ask of them, be very clear on your requests and try to be respectful of their time.
- Feed them. It's a simple matter to organize a dinner and feed them, and when people are being fed they are happy to talk. Once again, this proves that you value their time and are not taking advantage of them.
- Be concise. We provided them with limited documentation and were not asking them to do anything more than react to what we were talking about. No prep work. No home work. once again, being respectful of their time.
All in all, I was really happy. I know that I can't share with all of you what they said, but you should know it was certainly valuable!