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Should you not answer too early? - should you have the last word?

This campaign tip (no. 19) was published on Saturday, 19th January 2019
An incoming message ... and a temptation to answer right way. But perhaps best to leave it until close to a deadline so you get the last word?

I confess - I feel unhappy when someone sees fit to do this to me. And very much maniplulated when someone repeatedly does it. If you're answering someone in consultation with colleagues and it takes a time, that's fare enough. If you're awaiting the latest data towards the tail of a consultation , that's also fare enough. But if you receive something, wait until a deadline is close, then answer with a tone of "you'll have to accept this because there's no time for otherwise", you might have your position accepted - but you might have lost so much trust... Image - stop and think - in now the right time - before you answer
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These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at- wellho.net
Or reach me on the Coffee Shop Forum (User Grahame) facilities


What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018


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