Saying No Without Being Negative

Posted on September 10, 2013

  This article, about politely declining requests from co-workers (and anyone) came to my attention through September’s Marshall Memo.

Some ways to say “no” nicely are the following:

– “This is an important event, and I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to give it the attention it deserves.”

– “Can you give me a few weeks to think about this and call you if I think I can make this work?”

– “You are so kind to think of me. I wish I could.”

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