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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

10 Soft Skills You Need to Be Successful in Business

While your technical 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 work ethic, your

Charm Her on Valentine’s Day By Being a Gentleman

Want to charm your date on Valentine’s Day? Be a gentleman. Nothing is more charming or flattering to a woman than being with a man who behaves like a gentleman, and treats her like a lady.  It’s the ultimate compliment you can pay her! Make an effort; dress appropriately. Do make an effort to look especially

Top 10 Business Etiquette Tips for New College Graduates

THE ETIQUETTE SCHOOL OF NEW YORK’S  Top 10 Business Etiquette Tips for New College Graduates   “The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in settingour aim too low, and reaching it.”     -Michelangelo   It’s that time again! Thousands of young adults will soon be graduating

10 Tips for the Holiday Office Party

1. Prepare for the event. Go with a 15-second self-introduction prepared for the event, and something to say besides what is going on at the office. (Shop talk is boring at a festive affair.) 2. Arrive on time. Strolling in when the party is half over, just as leaving before the party is half over,

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