HOW TO SAY NO
(You know, it's nice to work in a place where it's more of a problem to get
people to say "no" than to say "yes"!)
Some ways to say no:
"I'm afraid I'm not the best person to help you with this. Have you thought
"I'd love to help, but I really don't have time for a formal commitment.
Maybe we could just talk once or twice."
"I'm sorry, but I've just got too many other commitments right now."
"That sounds interesting, but can I call you back tomorrow? I need a little
time to think about it before I decide."
(Also see the paragraph Say No in the Introduction.)