Getting back into the dating game after a divorce, death of a spouse, a bad break-up, or even a self-imposed dating moratorium can be scary–but also fun! In this Tulsa World article  in which I was interviewed, I share several creative ideas and etiquette tips and  for getting back into the dating scene with confidence.… Read More

You just got engaged! How exciting! If you’re planning on posting about your engagement and upcoming wedding, here are seven pieces of social media engagement etiquette you need to know. As an etiquette expert, I was honored to be interviewed for this article in Weddingwire. (Jake, you can insert the full-length article here.) You… Read More

10 Things You Should Never, Ever Say Over Text or Email Before you hit the send button on that text message or email, read this list of things you should never communicate through a screen. I was honored to be one of the “etiquette experts” interviewed for this Reader’s Digest article.  Using good “screen” etiquette… Read More

Emoji Business Etiquette

Emoji Business Etiquette The question, “Should you use emojis in your business email?” is one of the most reactionary topics in my popular “Email Etiquette” training session. We all use email in business but rarely do employees receive any type of formal training in the do’s and don’ts of what makes business emails professional, including… Read More

Hot Tea Etiquette

Hot Tea Etiquette – 8 Tips to Appear Socially Refined While January is recognized as National Hot Tea Month, hot tea etiquette is important in business and social settings all year long. We’ve come a long way from the straight-laced Victorian tea times when afternoon tea was first established (and even the post-Edwardian period…think Downton… Read More

10 Blunders to Avoid While Hosting a House Guest.   We all know the things to do to be a gracious house guest. But, when the roles are reversed,  do we know how to make our house guests feel welcomed and comfortable? I was honored to be interviewed, along with two other etiquette experts from… Read More

With the holidays upon us, and 2017 coming to a close, end-of-year “thank you” tipping can be a tricky and confusing topic. What is the etiquette for which service providers should get a holiday tip and how much? The purpose of holiday tipping is to reward good service and to say thank you. Below are… Read More

Office Holiday Party | Etiquette Tips | Manners Matter | Rachel Wagner

Handling food and drink at the office Christmas or holiday party can be a tricky affair.  It’s still a work event. Manners matter. You want to convey professionalism and a sense of responsibility when imbibing to not undermine your professional image.… Read More

8 Tips Office Holiday Party | Party Etiquette | Etiquette & Protocol Training

Office holiday parties can be fun, but they can also be more dangerous than an icy sidewalk. The relaxed atmosphere and often-unlimited spirits can lead to anything from embarrassing slip-ups to career-compromising blunders. With this in mind, it’s important to brush up on your manners and use your best behavior at these company-sponsored events. You… Read More

Hosting Your First Thanksgiving | Millennial Tips | Holiday Etiquette Tips

If you’re a Millennial or just new to the hosting game,  it can be a little scary to host your first Thanksgiving or another holiday dinner. You want to have fun, but you also want to make sure everything goes right. And you’re probably worried about following proper etiquette—which can be hard to do when… Read More