Posted by: magnussonllc | January 29, 2010

How to Say Yes!!

Mastering the art of saying “No” is compulsory in many cases. We do have to learn how to say it without offending the other person and still getting what we want. Appropriately saying “No” can really save our butt from a tricky situation and that’s why mastering our “No”’s is so important. Sometimes though, saying yes is simply unavoidable.

 

Here are some techniques to use:

  •  Tell the person you can agree to their request this time, but ask how the two of you might plan better for the next time.
  • Tell them yes, but remind them they owe you one. For example, they might cover you for a shift next time you need time off.
  • Tell them yes, but take control by saying you’ll come back to them with a timetable. For instance, say, “I expect I’ll be able to do that for you by the end of the week.”
  • Put a tough condition on your agreement. “If it would only take an hour, I’d be able to help, but I can’t give you more than that.”
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