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Bad Advice: If you can’t say something good about somebody, say nothing at all.”

NEVER SAY…By Gene Griessman  “If you can’t say something good about somebody, say nothing at all.” This actually should be Seldom say instead of Never say because it is good advice for inhabitants of little villages where everyone knows everything … Continue reading

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SHOW NO SLIDE BEFORE ITS TIME

SHOW NO SLIDE BEFORE ITS TIME   By Tom Nixon  Sitting in on a presentation recently, I noticed that the speaker had a habit of advancing to the next slide well before he was ready to speak about it. He … Continue reading

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A Stunning One-Liner from “Mad Men”

What You Say To A Rude, and Stupid, Employee By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com is a big fan of “Mad Men.” In a recent episode, there’s a memorable one-liner that we hope you never have occasion to use.  And even … Continue reading

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Advice For The Divorced Man or Woman: Ending A Romance

What You Say When A Post-Divorce Romance Ends by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The World of the Formerly Married, a durable classic by Morton M. Hunt, has some poignant insights about how divorced people feel when a relationship ends. There’s often … Continue reading

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When Not To 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 really, really angry You will regret it later if you do. Oh, I know the feeling.  You’re … Continue reading

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What You Say To Someone Who’s Grieving

What You Say–And Don’t Say–When Somebody Tells You Their Troubles by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Be careful what you say to people who are going through a really rough time.  They may have lost their job, or are getting divorced, or … Continue reading

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Media Interview Tips From the HBO Movie Review “Game Change”

What You Say When You Are Asked A Tough Question During A Media Interview By Gene Griessman,Ph.D. If you want to know what to do, and what not to do, in a media interview, be sure to watch the HBO … Continue reading

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How To Reply To A Dear John Letter

Dating Advice For Men: What You Say To A Dear John Letter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A member of the whatyousay.com community, whom we will call Richard, has told us what he wrote when he recently received a Dear John … Continue reading

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How To Ask For Directions

What You Say When You Ask Someone For Directions by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Does this sound familiar? You are looking for an address, and walk into a store or restaurant to get directions. A well-meaning individual tells you how to … Continue reading

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How To Write a Note of Condolence

What You Say To Someone Who’s Bereaved by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Sometimes less is more, and that certainly can be true when you express sympathy to someone who’s just lost a loved one. I know I felt that way when … Continue reading

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