Business Lunch

True or False? If you are lunching with two clients, position yourself between them. Explanation False. Never! When you are positioned between two people they can easily make facial gestures and body-language motions that don't allow you to maintain a power position. #southernacademyofetiquette #makethebestfirstimpression #business #dining #corporate #maintainyourpower #etiquette #eyecontact #closethedeal #dallas #frisco #plano #dfw

By |2019-08-01T12:53:06-05:00August 1st, 2019|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Business Lunch

New Location- Dallas, TX

We are excited to announce that we have relocated to Dallas, Texas! Please continue to check our website and social media pages for updates on schedules.  Thanks for your support!  Dallas we are here!  

By |2018-11-01T09:30:19-05:00November 1st, 2017|classes, Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on New Location- Dallas, TX

The University of Arkansas Dining Etiquette Workshop

We had the pleasure of working with some awesome students at the University of Arkansas. The workshop took place at Itta Bena in downtown Memphis. Students learned the essential skills of dining in business and social settings. This was simply a great experience! These students will be ready to meet with any CEO and business [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:30:19-05:00July 10th, 2016|classes, Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on The University of Arkansas Dining Etiquette Workshop

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 |2018-11-01T09:30:20-05:00July 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 |2015-11-05T08:37:45-06:00November 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 |2015-10-14T12:51:34-05:00October 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 |2015-10-07T16:05:13-05:00September 19th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Thank – You Notes

Keep Your Hands to Yourself. 

Business Etiquette Tip: Touching others in a friendly manner on the arm or shoulder indicates your desire to show genuine warmth and friendship.False!   ALWAYS keep your hands to yourself. Don't be a "toucher" no matter how friendly and innocent your gesture might be. So many people are offended if you break into their personal [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:30:20-05:00September 9th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Keep Your Hands to Yourself.