1. “Just a friendly reminder...” - Deepstash
1. “Just a friendly reminder...”

1. “Just a friendly reminder...”

It's a “throat clearer” — an indirect attempt to demand attention or a faster response. Other phrases to eliminate: “Per my last email...,” “Not sure if you got the memo, but...” or “As I mentioned before...”

These phrases only camouflage your request and make the other person think you’re trying to nag, blame or be bossy.

What to say instead:

Be direct. If you need a quick turnaround, there’s nothing wrong with saying, “Hey, I’m sorry to bug you again, but I need a response.”

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We should avoid these phrases that only serve to irritate the listener.

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