Here are my categories. Check your answers against mine.
Skill: writing, public speaking
Feeling: happy, jealous, greedy, lonely
Aspect: weather patterns, funding for cancer research
Value: fairness, honesty, justice, freedom
Trait: positivity, greed, jealousy
Issue: crime, drought, cancer, drug abuse
Symbol: the bald eagle, the American flag, the Star-Spangled Banner
Talent: singing, dancing, performing
Hopefully, you have tried to come up with some responses to the last blog on polite structures for business emails. Here I will share my answers. Of course, these are just one option of many. My answers are in italics below each scenario.
As you probably recall, I am responsible for compiling the sales report by next week. I have received many of the sections and it is coming together nicely. I wanted to check in with about how your section on returning customers is developing and when it might be ready to add to the report.
I have been thinking about our current situation and how we could solve our issue with data and tracking. I'd like to propose a potential solutions that we could easily implement in the coming year.
Since our merger with our partner company, we have struggled to merge our lists of clients and to create a systematic process for data collection. Synergetics Consultants is a local company that specializes in resolving this particular issue. I have taken the liberty of asking them for an estimate and they have said that they would be able to complete the work over 6 months for only $10,000.
In my opinion, it will be money well spent! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the issue.
Thank you, Sue, for sharing your thoughts on how to resolve our data and tracking problems. I think that it is a great jumping off point. Still, I have some concerns regarding the cost of the proposed solutions. Specifically, $10,000 is a rather large amount of money and it would significantly cut into our profits. Would it be possible to find a less expensive company? Alternatively, perhaps we could design the new data collection process in-house while still outsourcing the data merging process? I imagine this might reduce the cost.
Thank you all for your input.
What did you decide to say at this problematic hotel? My suggested responses are italicized.
Did you come up with some responses to yesterday’'s scenarios? My suggested answers are in italics.
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