I've done it many times. Instead of making a declarative statement I say it as a question. As though asking the statement makes it less aggressive and more palatable for the other person.Love Tina Fey's take on this:"MAKE STATEMENTS also applies to us women: Speak in statements instead of apologetic questions. No one wants to go to a doctor who says, "I'm going to be your surgeon? I'm here to talk to you about your procedure? I was first in my class at Johns Hopkins, so?" Make statements, with your actions and your voice." Questions can be a powerful tool in conversation, but not when they are used as a crutch. Love Tina's advice here and agree we need to commit to our statements.Whether someone agrees with the statement or not, at least you maintain the power of the statement versus leaving it open-ended for someone else to decide.XONDPS: On a lighter note, Tina Fey's new movie, Admission, comes out this Friday - watch the trailer below!
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