As you’re probably aware if you’re reading my blog, i’ve been paying attention to ways to make a no sound more like a yes. Came across these splendid articles today, so here they are!
- Say no gracefully
- Say no to a good friend
- Graciously say no
- Nicely say no
- 21 ways to give good no
- Eight Ways to Say No With Grace and Style
And take this into consideration James Clear’s advice that the ultimate productivity hack is to say “no”.
More information on my training program Make a No Sound like a yes here.
And while the stakeholder / client doesn’t like to hear no, they do love to say no. So check out this interesting take on using questions with a “no” answer to get them to buy in to your idea, take action or just agree with your analysis.
And for fun, Justine Musk has an excellent 25 bad-ass ways to say no.