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Business Communication Skills: How to challenge an idea politely and professionally

Updated: Nov 22, 2018

Have you ever been in a business situation when one of your colleagues explains an idea, but you don't think it's a good idea? Perhaps he doesn't really understand the situation and his idea will cause a lot of problems. You need to politely and professionally challenge his idea so that he'll think about it again.

Look at the professional language below. This is the kind of business English you should use when you want to challenge an idea in a business situation. The language is polite, but it also clearly points out that you think your colleague should think about this again.

This is excellent business English and if you can use this kind of language, you'll be able to communicate effectively and express your ideas more clearly when you discuss business in English.


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