Category Archives: Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books

When Compromise is Wrong: A Letter from Lincoln

What You Say When You Want To Draw The Line By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When should you draw a line in the sand? That was the big question back in January of 1861. Abraham Lincoln, who had been elected President … Continue reading

Posted in Lincoln Quotes/What would Lincoln say?, Negotiation/How To Negotiate, Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Letter or Email of Congratulations: Sample letter or note

What You Say If You Want To Write A Letter of Congratulations, or a Note of Congratulations By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Juliana, I am absolutely delighted to know about your latest accomplishment. Black belt! Black is cool–very, very cool. Black … Continue reading

Posted in Relationships: dating, divorce, family, and friends, Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

America Goes To War…Too Often, Too Easily

What You Say When Someone Tells You That The US Needs To Attack Iran or Send Troops to Syria by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Tell them that the decision to send the American military anywhere needs to be a Congressional decision. … Continue reading

Posted in Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Great Quotations: On Artists and What Artists Do

What You Say If You’re An Artist by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If you think of yourself as an artist, here’s a thoughtful quote from an article written by Charles Rosen for The New York Review of Books: “Conventions are the … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations, Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Leave a comment

Sample Note Of Thanks From A Child

How To Write a Thank-you Note or Letter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. This week I received a thank-you note from a 12-year-old boy named Spencer that could serve as a template for any message of appreciation. Spencer wrote to thank … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sample Letter:How To Say No To An Invitation

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

Posted in Relationships: dating, divorce, family, and friends, Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sample Letter: Letter (or email) of Apology

What You Say If You Forget A Birthday Or Other Important Occasion Whatyousay.com found an excellent sample letter in L.Sue Baugh’s Handbook for Practical Letter Writing. We have included it here, with a few modifications, so that you can use … Continue reading

Posted in Weddings, funerals,graduations, and other occasions, Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Letter-Writing Advice: When You Should Not Send A Letter Or Email

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

Posted in Business Advice, Lincoln Quotes/What would Lincoln say?, Never say..., Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How To Introduce A Speaker: A Sample Introduction

What You Say If You Introduce A Professional Speaker by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Advice for Public Speakers If you do a lot of public speaking, you need a pre-written introduction.  You really do.  It’s  hazardous to leave your introductions to … Continue reading

Posted in Public Speaking, Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Letter-Writing Advice: Sample Words and Phrases From Abraham Lincoln

What You Say When You Need To Say No To Someone You Respect: A Great Letter From Abraham Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Background In November of 1860, when word reached the Deep South that Abraham Lincoln had been elected … Continue reading

Posted in Lincoln Quotes/What would Lincoln say?, Writing/How To Write letters, notes,articles, email, books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment