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    worth what you say

    Please set me clear on the following in red.

    Persuading people in your industry that you are worth what you say can be one of the hardest tasks.

    Does this mean "you are the one who does as you say?"

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    Re: worth what you say

    I don't know what it does mean, but it doesn't mean that.

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    Re: worth what you say

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    Please set me clear on the following in red.

    Persuading people in your industry that you are worth what you say can be one of the hardest tasks.

    Does this mean "you are the one who does as you say?"

    Thank you.
    Are you sure that the original is not "you are worth what you say you're worth"?

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    Re: worth what you say

    I quoted it correctly. But based on the part you added, could I interpret it like this?

    "You say you (that is, your product or service) are worth this much, and I (and people) think you (your product or service) are really worth that much."

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    Re: worth what you say

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    I quoted it correctly. But based on the part you added, could I interpret it like this?

    "You say you (that is, your product or service) are worth this much, and I (and people) think you (your product or service) are really worth that much."
    Yes. This type of conversation could apply to many situations, including employee salary negotiations and consulting contracts.

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    Re: worth what you say

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    I quoted it correctly.
    What is the source of the quotation?

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    Re: worth what you say

    I found the original quite understandable without an extra "you're worth".

    Are you worth what you say?
    Yes, I am.

    Are you worth what you say you're worth?
    Yes, I am.

    I'll convince you I'm worth what I say.
    I'll convince you I'm worth what I say I am.
    I'll convince you I'm worth what I say I'm worth.

    It sounds to me like something to do with salary negotiations. If I think I should be paid 50,000 to do my job, it might be difficult to convince other people in the same industry that what I do is worth that salary. It depends what I do.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: worth what you say

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What is the source of the quotation?
    <<The Psychology of Price>> by Leigh Caldwell.

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