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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

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

Houseguest Etiquette

HOUSEGUEST ETIQUETTE HOW TO BE A CONSIDERATE GUEST AND THOUGHTFUL HOST   How to Be a Considerate Guest Do be clear about when you are expected to arrive, and when you are expected to leave; and do not go earlier or stay longer.   Do take a house gift; and if you are staying longer

The 10 Commandments of Success

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF SUCCESS I would like to dedicate this blog to the Spring 2016 college graduates throughout the U.S.A. and around the world.  I did not write these ten commandments; Charles M. Schwab, an American steel magnate, wrote them. I do, however, wholeheartedly agree with them and believe that if you follow Mr. Schwab’s ten commandments, you will be successful

10 of the Worst Conversational Faux Pas Someone Can Make

10 of the Worst Conversational Faux Pas Someone Can Make Why are you so rude? It’s a question that reaches beyond the popular MAGIC! song — especially when someone is interupted while talking or being completely ignored. But many people remain oblivious to some of the worst conversational faux pas. Here are the ten biggest

Polished and Proper for Fall

Polished and Proper for Fall 10 Tips to Help You Polish Your Personal Brand   Be open and confident.When it comes to making the first impression, body language, as well as appearance, speaks louder than words. Make an entrance! Use your body language to project appropriate confidence and self-assurance. Stand tall, smile, make eye contact,

HOUSEGUEST ETIQUETTE: How to Be a Considerate Guest and Thoughtful Host

  How to Be a Considerate Guest Do be clear about when you are expected to arrive, and when you are expected to leave; and don’t go earlier or stay longer.   Do take a house gift; and if you are staying longer than a weekend, offer to take your host/hostess out to dinner one

How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes People Make at Conferences and Networking Events

    Making a good impression at a conference or networking event is the first step to successfully achieving your goals. The best way to appear confident and poised is to dress appropriately for the event, know what your agenda is for it, and come prepared with a compelling 15-second self-introduction specifically tailored for the event.

Top 10 Business Etiquette Tips for New College Graduates

  Top 10 Business Etiquette Tips for New College Graduates   Your education will get you in the door, but it is your soft skills that will help you land the job. Soft skills are the new hard skills—the distinguishing factor that will help you outclass the competition and be successful in your career. Following

Global Dining Etiquette Customs

    Global Dining Etiquette Customs In our global marketplace and multi-cultural environment in the U.S.A., it is useful to be cognizant of the dining etiquette customs of various cultures. Although one is not required to change one’s style of dining when traveling to another country where the customs are different than they are in the U.S.A., it

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