Business professionalism tip: When addressing a group in the “business” world, it is NOT ok to say “you guys” as if just hanging out with friends. In this multi-cultural world we live in, many professionals look on the reference as crude, careless or even insensitive to the group with whom you are speaking. You can always refer to them as “everyone,” “all of you,” or in a more formal setting, something like “ladies and gentlemen.” Attention to even this small detail can positively impact future business transactions.
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