Category Archives: Etiquette

How To Say You’re Not Interested

A Quick, Polite Way To Say You’re Not Interested In the past I’ve participated in an international house exchange. I like the concept so much that not long ago I contacted a family in Paris that participates in the program. They … Continue reading

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Note-writing Advice: How To Say No

Here’s the response I received when I offered to do an international house exchange with a family in Paris (that I knew was looking at many other locations worldwide). “Dear Gene, Thank you for the offer, but we are not … Continue reading

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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: When Saying Nothing Is A Mistake

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

Word Power: 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 … Continue reading

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How To Write A Letter Asking A Favor: Sample Letter

Letter-Writing: Asking For 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 you … 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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