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> Rather than veering off into guess-the-gender-of-the-name land, I'm
> curious. Have those of you who proclaim yourself bitchy (or
> all business, or take no prisoners, or any other
> not-worried-about-being-liked approach)
> found it to be the most effective way to get results? Have
> you also tried the nice/happy/chatty approach? This question
> applies to both genders.
I'm in your camp, Keith. I prefer to be pleasant and helpful in order to
persuade people to be cooperative. I find that meeting deadlines and
writing accurately about our product goes a long way towards winning
(I have also volunteered to run the Summer Trivia Smackdown Tournament,
and am now promising rides in my new Mini Cooper if SMEs are nice to me.
THat's *really* getting results!)
Besides, I've never been able to be cute. Can't do it. Goofy or
smart-alecky, yes---cute, no. It's genetically impossible. <g>
nancy -dot- kaminski -at- spanlink -dot- com
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