Saying No and Staying Nice

  • 27 Oct 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cabela's 2300 S Promenade Blvd, Rogers, AR 72758


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It’s a short, all-too-well-trodden path from yes to overwhelmed – and then on to frustrated and resentful.

Yet it’s hard to say no to someone we like – someone needing help – and especially our boss!

In this program, we’ll avoid the old clichés (no oxygen masks required!) while learning practical, applicable, easy-to-remember ways to say no while still staying nice.

Attendees will even discover that saying no in the right ways helps build, not break, relationships.

3 key learning objectives

1.      Realize that you really can say no without alienating people

2.      Learn why focus is the key to avoiding overwhelm-by-yes

3.      Choose between three primary ways of saying No (while staying nice)

4.      Bonus: Discover why you shouldn’t try to put clothing on the skeleton!



Grace has a vision of a world where people talk about what matters.

Because they do, their businesses, careers, and lives flourish. Their professional and personal relationships thrive. They get what they want. And they make a difference in the world.

Her mission is to help leaders, teams, and individuals have better conversations – including conflict management and negotiation.

She’s based in northwestern Arkansas, and she’s online at, where you can find more about her work and her book, take her Leadership Communication assessment, download Action Papers and White Papers, and sign up to receive her newsletter of tips and practical action steps.




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