99 Ways to Say No Article

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Bloomie

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99 Ways to Say No Article
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:40:00 PM »
This has been posted elsewhere on the forum over time, but wanted to link to this article by Claire Diaz-Ortiz that has some really handy ways to decline or say "No". It has been helpful to me to put a few of these goodies in my back pocket and handy for when I need them. Here the link:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20130501190655-52397036-100-ways-to-say-no

And here are a few of my favorites:
5. No thanks, I wonít be able to make it.
27. Iím not the girl for you on this one.
54. Iím not taking on anything else right now.

And a few of my own that take out that Thank you for thinking of me or I would love to, but... or maybe next time part of it... when I want a simple, honest, straightforward no to an more entitled, persistent and manipulative type...

I won't be able to do that.
That doesn't work for me.
That is over my pay grade... out of my wheelhouse...skill set... ability to do.
I am unable to help you with that.



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Re: 99 Ways to Say No Article
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 07:40:55 PM »
i love this!  they work at my workplace too!  i've been known to use the paygrade one when i have to call on things that are so delicate that they are best heard from someone with more authority than me.

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Re: 99 Ways to Say No Article
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 11:51:23 AM »
Very useful!  I am getting very much better at this.  Thanks for posting it.