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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

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 

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. 

Men’s Shoes

Professional Dress for Men: What shoes should I purchase for executive business casual?      Your shoes give out so much information about you. With an expensive sport coat, suit or business casual, don't buy cheap shoes. A good rule of thumb is dress shoes tie and casual shoes usually slip-on.

By |2018-11-01T09:30:20-05:00September 1st, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Men’s Shoes

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 |2018-11-01T09:30:21-05:00May 28th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Professional Dess for Men

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 |2018-11-01T09:30:21-05:00March 23rd, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|Comments Off on Wardrobe Tricks to Appear Taller