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What Abraham Lincoln would say today about a situation, issue, or opportunity

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 For Leaders: A Great Lincoln Letter

How To Write Like Lincoln: Write A Letter That Simultaneously Exhorts and Congratulates by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com Learns A Lesson About Letter-writing and Leadership From  Civil War History General George Henry Thomas was famous as a great defensive commander. … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln on Writing Technique

How To Write Like Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Robert Lincoln, the oldest son of Abraham Lincoln, has left us a great quotation and a vivid picture of his famous father’s writing technique: “He was a very deliberate writer, anything … Continue reading

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How To Write Like Lincoln: Prepare To Edit Your Work

Abraham Lincoln’s Writing Habits by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Noah Brooks, who was an important journalist and editor of the 1800s, had an opportunity to observe how Abraham Lincoln composed important messages.  He  has left us a snapshot of the President … Continue reading

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A Quotation You Can Use In Writing: Charles Dickens and Abraham Lincoln

“The Better Angels Of Our Nature”  How Charles Dickens Influenced Abraham Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here’s the story of an obscure but beautiful quotation from Charles Dickens that found its way into the First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln. … Continue reading

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How To Negotiate And Win Arguments: Lessons from Abraham Lincoln and John C. Calhoun

What You Say When You Argue and Negotiate by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You don’t have to win every single skirmish in a debate or negotiation to be victorious in the end.  In fact, it can be strategic to lose a … 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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Abraham Lincoln on Communication: Quotations You Can Use For Writing or Speaking

What Would Lincoln Say, and How Would He Say It? You can always use a great quote in a speech, as every professional speaker knows.  For this post, Whatyousay.com has found three quotable quotes from Abraham Lincoln on communication.  –Gene … Continue reading

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Letter Writing: How To Write A Letter Asking For A Resignation

  What You Say When You Need To Ask A Friend To Do Something Unpleasant or Embarrassing…Like Resigning by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You may not ever have to write this kind of letter, but many people do.  Politicians and clergy … Continue reading

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Speaking Tip: When To Give A Long Speech

When To Make A Long Speech:  What Would Abraham Lincoln Do? by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The Gettysburg Address was just two minutes long. It it is recognized today as one of the finest speeches ever given in the English language.   … Continue reading

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