How to Shine at the Holiday Office Party

The Top Dos and Don’ts for the Holiday Office Party DOS:   Dress appropriately. For social business functions with your business associates, it is always better to play it safe and wear a conservative outfit that is not too revealing. Eat a small amount of food for energy before the event Make an entrance. When

The Art of the Holiday Dinner Party: How to Be a Savvy Host, and a Polished Guest

              The Art of the Holiday Dinner Party         How to Be a Savvy Host, and a Polished Guest The upcoming holidays are a time for celebration, and most of these celebrations include dining with friends, family and colleagues.  Whether you are hosting a dinner party in your

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

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