Category Archives: Business Advice

How To Write An Email:Samples

Email Communication: The Subject Line–Samples by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A letter-letter is preferred or required in certain situations. But you don’t need whatyousay.com to tell you that fewer and fewer people write letters–actual letters these days. Millions of people restrict … Continue reading

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Advice For Parents and All Leaders: Learn From Dog Trainers

Going To The Dogs: What You Can Learn About Leadership And Communication From Dog Trainers by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When I  found “Beware of the Dogs” by Burkhard Bilger in The New Yorker, I recognized that this article contains powerful … Continue reading

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Doing Business With Americans: Anti-Intellectualism

How To Do Business With Americans:  America Has An Anti-Intellectual Streak by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. In America intellectuals get acceptance from the public, sometimes even admiration,  but never anything approaching the deep respect that scholars receive in some societies. Part … Continue reading

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How To Do Business With Americans: Servants

If You Live In America, Learn To Get Along Without Servants by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. In many parts of the world, particularly in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, servants are a commonplace. Even middle-class families have servants in Pakistan and  … Continue reading

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How To Do Business With Americans: Choose The Right Location

It’s Not Just What You Do, Or How You Do It, But Where You Do It by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. There’s a saying in America among realtors:  Consider three things when you buy property—location, location, location. If you plan to … Continue reading

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Your Job Interview: Recommendations About Discussing Money, Benefits, Salary

What You Say About Money During A Job Interview by Judi Adams (Editor’s introduction. I heard Judi Adams for the first time recently at a meeting of the Georgia chapter of the National Speakers Association. Her observations on this terrifically … Continue reading

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Doing Business With Americans: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Americans are Results-Oriented by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. My teacher years ago was the  owner of a prominent  radio station that was the lead station for my syndicated show “The Achievement Digest.”   I had asked him to listen to a … Continue reading

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Doing Business With Americans: Time consciousness

If You Want To Do Business With Americans, Pay Attention To The Clock And The Calendar by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If you come from a society that’s nonchalant about deadlines and appointments, you will need to leave that kind of … Continue reading

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In Sales and Negotiation, Sometimes It’s What You Don’t Say That Matters

Sales And Negotiating Advice: Don’t Un-sell By Talking Too Much Whatyousay.com loves the advice of Mark H. McCormack, author of “What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard Business School.” In case you don’t recognize his name, or you didn’t read … Continue reading

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How To Disagree: A Lesson From Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France

What You Say When You Want To Tactfully Disagree With A Journalist by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com is continually searching for skillful ways to disagree when someone makes a statement that you don’t accept. We’ve found that comments by experienced … Continue reading

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