How to make the decision to be direct or indirect

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Inductive or Indirect Pattern Deductive or Direct Pattern Determine the main idea. How will the receiver react? Get attention! Build interest before asking for action. Soften the blow! Buffer bad news and give logical reasons. De-emphasize bad news by using complex sentence, positive words, and/or passive voice; implying it; and/or offering counterproposal. Be direct! Open with main idea and follow with details. Can you rethink/ reword it to be neutral? Negative Dis- interested No Yes Positive or neutral Inductive or Indirect Pattern
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Unformatted text preview: Deductive or Direct Pattern Determine the main idea. How will the receiver react? Get attention! Build interest before asking for action. Soften the blow! Buffer bad news and give logical reasons. De-emphasize bad news by using complex sentence, positive words, and/or passive voice; implying it; and/or offering counterproposal. Be direct! Open with main idea and follow with details. Can you rethink/ reword it to be neutral? Negative Dis-interested No Yes Positive or neutral...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ENG 310 taught by Professor Dr.rachal during the Spring '11 term at Nicholls State.

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