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How To Enter An Ongoing Conversation Politely

How To Break Into A Discussion By Gene Griessman I heard a guest on CNN use the following power phrase to get into the discussion: “I’m going to differ slightly from the other people on the panel.” Here’s why I … Continue reading

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How To Communicate With Powerful People

How To Communicate With Powerful People By Gene Griessman Sarah Cooper has created a popular Website that’s called the Cooper Review which has recently attracted a lot of attention after being featured in an article in The New Yorker. I … Continue reading

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Donald Trump On English Grammar

Donald Trump’s Best Words: “Badly” Trump recently said to a reporter; “I feel badly for Paul Manafort.” What is good grammar, badly or bad? We found this answer in The English Language & Usage Stack Exchange: “I feel badly” would … Continue reading

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Prepare For Failure: A Speech Eisenhower Never Gave

What You Say If You Fail: A Speech Eisenhower Never Gave by Gene Griessman I don’t like to give any thought to defeat. Just thinking about failure can plant the wrong kind of ideas in my subconscious. But I know … Continue reading

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How To Fire A Friend Politely: Five Rules

What You Say When You Need To Fire Someone You Like: How Lincoln Did It by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. What do you say when someone that you like just isn’t working out?  Are there any rules to follow? Politicians and … Continue reading

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How To Thank A Media Person

What You Say After A Media Interview: Writing The Letter Of Appreciation by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If you are interviewed for TV, radio, or print, be sure to send either the show’s producer or the interviewer a thank you letter. … Continue reading

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How To Say “None Of Your Business”

Conversational Skills: How To Decline A Request For Information We’ve all been asked questions that invade our privacy.  I know a man who asks brazen questions, but he usually gets the information he wants because the people he asks reply … Continue reading

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