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How To Say No To An Invitation Politely: Example

What You Say When You Want To Decline An Invitation Because of a Previous Commitment Dear_________, Thank you ever so much for your invitation to (describe invitation). I am grateful that you included me (us) among your guests for this … Continue reading

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When Not To Send A Letter Or Email

Advice About Not Writing Letters And Emails by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com advises you never to send a letter or email when *…you’re really, really angry You will regret it later if you do. Oh, I know the feeling.  You’re … Continue reading

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Sample Letter From Lincoln: How To Say No

How To Say No To Someone You Respect: How Lincoln Did It by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Background In November of 1860, when word reached the Deep South that Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, there was outrage and calls for secession. … Continue reading

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How To Write: Don’t Be Wordy

When Less Is More: Write With Fewer Words by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Avoid unnecessary words and phrases. To give you a sense of the basic idea, here’s a short list of wordy phrases that are often used in letters and … Continue reading

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How to Write A Letter Of Thanks And Appreciation

Lincoln’s Letter of Thanks and Appreciation to Gen. Sherman is a Sample Letter for CEOs Today by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Sherman’s famous March to the Sea, in retrospect, seems like the logical choice for a general who had just taken … Continue reading

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Letter-Writing: What You Can Learn From Abraham Lincoln

What You Say In A Letter (Or In Person) When You Give An Order But Don’t Want It To Sound Like An Order by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. We here at Whatyousay.com believe that history can provide excellent lessons for leaders … 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 Abraham Lincoln Rebuked A General

How To Give Criticism: A Letter-writing Lesson From Abraham Lincoln By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The leadership skill of President Abraham Lincoln plus his letter writing ability evident when he wrote a masterpiece of a letter to General Joe Hooker.  That … Continue reading

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