Author: Andy Beal

Andy Beal is The Original Online Reputation Expert™. A bestselling author of two critically-acclaimed reputation management books, a keynote speaker at dozens of events, and brand consultant experience with thousands of individuals and companies.

What’s Happened to “Merry Christmas”

It seems this year, more than ever, people are becoming afraid to say “Merry Christmas”. I see emails and calls that all end with “Happy Holidays”. Why are we so afraid to say the words “Merry Christmas”?

Do people truly take offense at that phrase? If someone greeted me with “Happy Kwanza” I wound’t be offended. I wouldn’t return the same greeting, but I wouldn’t be annoyed either.

This is the time of year that we celebrate the birth of Christ, and I’ll keep on saying “Merry Christmas”. You can have your “Happy Holidays” and if you are adamant about your stance of being “PC”, feel free to tell your boss that you don’t want any time off for Christmas! 😉

What Happened to Private Conversations

I’ve noticed an increasing trend. Bloggers communicating to each other via their blog posts, instead of email.

I must admit to being guilty of this myself, but you’d think that the guys over at Microsoft could sort out their differences in private.