Category Archives: Etiquette

Business Etiquette: How To End A Conversation At A Reception

Word Power: What You Say When You Want To Move On To Other Guests At A Reception By Gene Griessman,Ph.D. Have you ever felt trapped at a gathering with a bore, wanted to escape, but didn’t know how to extricate … Continue reading

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Conflict Management: How To Stop Arguing

When You Should Never Say Nothing By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Most of the time, you won’t get into trouble for what you don’t say. But there’s one big exception. If you have gotten into a heated argument, or a nasty … Continue reading

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A British Prime Minister Shows Us How To Request Privacy

What You Say When You Want To Have A Private Conversation With Someone By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Have you ever been in a conversation with a group of individuals, but you wanted to have a one-on-one conversation with one of … Continue reading

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How To Recommend Someone:Sample Recommendation Letter or Email

What You Say If You Want To Write A Letter (or email) Of Recommendation by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The easy recommendation message is for someone whom you believe to be well qualified for a position. The harder choices are for … Continue reading

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How to Decline a Request:Sample Letter Politely

What You Say When You Write A Letter And Need To Say No: A Sample Letter By Letitia Baldrige “Letitia Baldrige’s Complete Guide To Executive Manners” is the definitive book in its field.   We think it is simply wonderful and … Continue reading

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How To Write A Letter Asking A Favor: Sample Letter

Letter-Writing: How To Ask A Favor  By Letitia Baldrige “Letitia Baldrige’s Complete Guide To Executive Manners” is the definitive book in its field.   I think it is simply wonderful and refer to it often.  Highly recommended.–-Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When … Continue reading

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Time Management: The Compulsive Talker

How To Interrupt A Non-stop Talker  By Gene Griessman Memorize power phrases, power statements, and power questions  to help you get off the phone or interrupt non-stop talkers. If the other person goes on and on, one way to interrupt … Continue reading

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