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“How do you eat a wedge salad?” is a question that comes up often in my corporate and university dining etiquette training sessions. I normally suggest not ordering “difficult-to-eat foods,” especially at a business meal. But, with the ever-popular Iceberg Wedge Salad gracing restaurant menus everywhere, I wanted to give my attendees the confidence-building tips… Read More


  My first trip to China was approaching. I started a packing list. Walking stick for the Great Wall? Check. Eddie Bauer ‘moisture-wicking’ shorts and tanks? Check. Comfortable shoes ? Check. (Don’t ask how many pairs I took!) But to enjoy and appreciate this people-crammed, but gorgeous country to the max,  I learned while there,… 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


Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips | Professional Etiquette Classes | Rachel Wagner

Thanksgiving is a time to gather around a scrumptious table with family and friends.  To be impressive as a host or a guest, here are a few host and guest etiquette tips to keep in mind, in addition to using your best table manners and dining etiquette:… Read More


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Potlucks at Thanksgiving and during the holidays are a wonderful and informal way to gather with friends and family. But just because it’s casual doesn’t mean etiquette goes out the window. Whether you’re hosting or attending as a guest, here are thirteen dining etiquette and host and guest tips that you should know when planning or attending a potluck meal.… Read More


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The air is cooler.  Leaves are turning. Pumpkins appear on porches. Fall is here! That means soup weather is here, too. Good table manners include proper soup etiquette. At a business lunch or at home with the family,  your table manners will be  top notch when you use these soup etiquette tips:… Read More


Using chopsticks to enjoy various Asian foods might seem more difficult than it is. But, it’s part of good dining etiquette. I got my first chopstick lesson in New York City when my daughter moved there for her first job in public relations after college. She quickly embraced the food scene and became an expert… Read More


If your boss invites you to lunch, flawless dining etiquette is essential.  Whether you’re just starting out at the company or are a seasoned employee, meal time with the boss is a time to impress. In fact, the meal itself is secondary to the protocol and etiquette for business dining. Consider the event an extension of… Read More


You may have just stashed the Halloween decorations…but, holiday dinner parties are just around the corner. Whether the party is in the home of your boss,  friends, or  neighbors, you will set yourself apart as a gracious and thoughtful guest if you follow these holiday dinner party etiquette tips: 8 Holiday Dinner Party Etiquette Tips… Read More


A lovely tray of oysters on the half shell was beautifully presented to our table as an appetizer on my recent birthday dinner at the spectacular Summit Club in Tulsa.  As an etiquette expert, I want to always feel I know what’s correct for any situation. But, I will admit… I committed a  faux pas… Read More