The Top 10 Soft Skills to Cultivate to Be Successful in Business

While your resume and job skills may help you get your foot in the door, it will be your polished soft skills that will enable you to land jobs, get promotions, win clients, and successfully launch a new business. But what are soft skills? Soft skills refer to a cluster of personal traits, including your

How to Be a Perfect Host and Considerate Houseguest this Summer

How to Be a Perfect Host   Do invite guests whom you know fairly well and know will enjoy the kind of weekend that is enjoyable to you. Tell your guests when you would like for them to arrive and leave. Give your guests an idea about what you have planned for the weekend and

Top 10 Business Etiquette Tips for New Graduates

  Congratulations Class of 2017! Your hard-earned college degree will get you in the door, but it is your soft skills that will help you land a job. Soft skills are the new hard skills—the distinguishing qualities that will help you outclass the competition. They are the missing link between your education and success in

10 Business Meal Tips for Polished Entertaining

Today, business is the largest social environment in the world. Our rapidly expanding global economy forces us to socialize and conduct business at the table more than ever before. It is in this setting that table manners play a major role as relationships are developed and strengthened. There is no better, or possibly worse, place

Professional Business Office Decorum

PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS OFFICE DECORUM   As Emily Post once said, “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.” Nowhere are manners more important than in the business world, especially at the office. Here, the way we behave, along with how well we do our jobs, determines what others will think of us. When

Savvy Toasting Etiquette

 Savvy Toasting Etiquette  1. Why make a toast? There are many reasons to make a toast. Toasts are always appropriate to acknowledge an occasion, welcome a new colleague, launch a new business, or welcome an important visitor. A toast is a compliment and acknowledgment of the event and guests. 2. What makes for the perfect toast?

Top 10 Tips for the Holiday Office Party

    It’s that time again: Time for the holiday office party. It’s an event that can either help or hurt your image, as well as your career. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to make a positive impression on the executives in your company whom you may not have met yet; and to reinforce

The Art of the Holiday Meal

The Art of the Holiday Meal   It’s that special time of the year when we gather around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family and friends. Using our best table manners and polished social skills will ensure that we will make a good impression and that it will be an enjoyable and pleasant

The Power of You: Polished, Poised, and Proper

  The Etiquette School of New York’s Social Success Makeover: Finishing School for Adults is a modern-day finishing school for men and women who want to learn how to make positive first and lasting impressions, feel more comfortable in social and business situations, and polish their personal brands for personal and professional success.   A polished powerful presence

Global Travel Etiquette Guidelines

Global Travel Etiquette Guidelines 10 Tips to Smooth Your Way When You Travel Internationally   Just as people in our native country warm up to us when we are polite and show interest in them, the same is true when we visit other countries—whether for business or pleasure. Cultural sensitivity, and a sincere interest in

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