What could I say instead of gentlemen in a business setting?
Gentlemen seems so formal, but "guys" is far too informal and "sirs" is just over the top.
- LônLv 76 months ago
'Gentlemen'is not too formal...use that.
- bluebellbkkLv 76 months ago
"Good morning, everyone."
- 6 months ago
Gentlemen is the most used one and therefore the safest option.
However, there are also other options depending on how "strict" the business is with formalities.
ladies and gents
- LiliLv 76 months ago
Are they really all men? If they are, "gentlemen" is fine. If they aren't, "Ladies and gentlemen" will do.
There's nothing wrong with some formality, especially in business or any other professional setting. More people should observe it. It represents good manners, something else more people should display.
You want people to take a meeting or presentation seriously. Formality helps.
If you really want to get casual, use "Folks". I don't like it, but it would do.
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- AnnLv 66 months ago
I tend to call my class "ladies and gentlemen." I use "gentlemen" as well as "guys."