etiquette

Can I Have a Cocktail?

True or False Many people prefer to discuss business while having a cocktail before lunch. False! Alcohol can slow one’s productivity, as well as create a feeling that an afternoon nap is needed to help one get through the day. Some companies frown on employees having an alcoholic beverage at lunch.

By |2018-11-01T09:30:20+00:00July 10th, 2016|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Can I Have a Cocktail?

Business and Humor

True or False? People want to do business with those who take their business seriously but who take themselves less seriously.    True! Humor is a powerful business tool. It creates bonds, relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and lets everyone know how human you are. To be quick on your feet, down to earth enough [...]

By |2015-11-05T08:37:45+00:00November 5th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Business and Humor

Declining an Invitation 

"Regrets" need not be attended to with the same speed as acceptances.    False! Regrets are always given the same consideration as a positive response. Your promptness allows the host to invite others. 

By |2015-10-14T12:51:34+00:00October 14th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Declining an Invitation 

Thank – You Notes

How much time do I have to send a thank-you note? Try to mail your thank-you note within three days or at least the first week of having received the gift or participating in an event where a thank you note is necessary. If you have a very large wedding, then your time frame for [...]

By |2015-10-07T16:05:13+00:00September 19th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Thank – You Notes

Business Lunch Conversation

It is perfectly acceptable to discuss your diet or food restrictions at a business lunch. False. The focus of client entertaining is to get to know as much about the individual as possible. Discussing your diet or food restrictions is boring to someone else. Your time together can be better spent by finding out business [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:30:20+00:00July 7th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Business Lunch Conversation

Professional Dess for Men

A button-down collar is always appropriate for after 5:00 pm meetings.     This is FALSE.   Button downs are OKAY, but they are considered more casual. A spread collar is better for evening.       

By |2018-11-01T09:30:21+00:00May 28th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Professional Dess for Men

What is the Proper Dining Place Setting?

Etiquette Tip: What is wrong with the place setting in this picture?    In America, at a correct table setting, every fork from left to right is married to a knife. The two utensils are picked up together as you begin a course. This setting is missing a knife! Also, silverware never rests on the [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:30:21+00:00May 28th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on What is the Proper Dining Place Setting?

Wardrobe Tricks to Appear Taller

What kind of clothing tricks can be employed to make a short frame appear taller, so you don't seem so little next to your colleagues?                 To appear taller, hem, hose, and heels should be the same color family. For example, a black dress with black hosiery and [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:30:21+00:00March 23rd, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Wardrobe Tricks to Appear Taller