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Top 10 Etiquette Dos for a More Civilized City Experience

          Top 10 Etiquette Dos for a More Civilized City Experience                     “Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.”                                                 

How to Be a Gentleman on Valentine’s Day

    How to Be a Gentleman on Valentine’s Day “I love an old school gentleman. Picking me up for dates, sending flowers, holding the door open. I love it all.” –Mollie King   Nothing is more attractive to others than a gentleman or gentlemanly behavior. And nothing is more flattering to a date than

White-Collar, Blue-Collar, or No-Collar: Soft Skills Required for Success

The workforce used to be divided into two simple categories: white-collar workers, workers who used their heads for professional jobs; and blue-collar workers, workers who used their hands for manual labor. The essential use of technology in every business today—from banking to manufacturing— has brought forth another category: the no-collar, or new-collar, category. IBM CEO

Proper, Polished, and Poised for the New Year

Proper, Polished, and Poised for the New Year: 10 Tips to Help You Perfect Your Personal Brand     1. Be open and confident. When it comes to making the first impression, body language, as well as appearance, speaks louder than words. Use your body language to project appropriate confidence and self-assurance. Stand tall, smile,

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

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

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?

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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