Let's say you want to check whether members of the social club think it would be a good idea to hold a big party next month. You put out a questionnaire (or use Survey Monkey as we do). Most people reply yes, a party sounds great to them.
How many will come?
Shoot those objections down before anyone raises them.
Okay, it sounds aggressive, but it’s really an open, honourable way to persuade. It's also a great way to test your case before you present it.