Tag Archives: what you say

Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln Criticize the Supreme Court

Special announcement During the next few weeks I will cut back on my posts and tweets.   Am hard at work on a new book about Lincoln, and hope that you will continue to visit the website. As a way of … 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 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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What You Say To Turn a Complainer Into a Loyal Friend

Property Manager Turns Upset Neighbor Into Watchdog By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Daryl Parrish is a real estate agent and property manager in Smyrna, Georgia, a few miles north of Atlanta. Not long ago I asked Parrish to manage an investment … Continue reading

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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

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How To Disagree: My Favorite Agree-Disagree Statement

What You Say When You Want To Disagree With Someone by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com gives you a choice of power statements that you can use when you are in an argument, or when you are making a presentation, and … Continue reading

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Sample Thank-you Note Written By 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

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How To Do Business With Americans: Cross-Cultural Factors

Understanding Americans: The New Social Contract by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Competitiveness is the mantra. For American companies to keep up with Chinese operations that get workers for a few dollars a day, American workers  have grudgingly accepted the view that … Continue reading

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Dating Advice for Men: Where To Find Datable Women

Where To Look, and What You Say To “Available” Women Whatyousay.com found some useful dating advice in a book from the steamy seventies entitled The Sensous Man by M. The advice feels dated, but the basic ideas are sound.  Here … Continue reading

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