Business Meet and Greet: how to make small talk again

The Business Meet and Greet is Back…In-Person!   Finally, after over 18 months of lockdown and remote events. But. from what I’m hearing, people are struggling with how to make small talk again. I recently ventured out for two such in-person business meet and greet events. It felt wonderful! It was good to interact with… Read More

How to Make Small Talk: 5 tips

Small talk matters in the business arena. It’s part of good business etiquette and helps builds rapport with others. Small talk often leads to bigger things like new clients and new business. Here are five timeless tips to enhance your ability to make small talk anywhere your business takes you: 1. Keep the spotlight on… Read More

National Talk in an Elevator Day

Who knew there was a “National Talk in an Elevator Day”?! I sure didn’t. But there is. It’s July 30, 2021. My newly gained, profound knowledge of this national day is thanks to a cleverly written marketing piece from my friends, Joe Mathis and Todd Wade, at the amazing Rumbledrum event planners extroidiaire! So, why… Read More

Dining Etiquette Skills Still Relevant in Pandemic – 3 Reasons

Business meals are nearly non-existent in our current Pandemic. Many business professionals aren’t attending the usual chamber of commerce lunches and hosting clients for business dinners. But, good table manners and dining etiquette skills are still relevant in a Pandemic. Here are 3 reasons to keep your business dining etiquette skills polished during this unprecedented… Read More

Business Etiquette Post-Pandemic

How do we  “do” business etiquette in a post-pandemic world? Business etiquette has always been a vital aspect of the work world. But in our post-corona virus pandemic world as employees return to office buildings, how might business etiquette rules change?   We’re in uncharted territory. There’s no “business etiquette book” that tells us how… Read More

Etiquette Tips For The Christmas Holidays

It’s that festive time of year when the Christmas holidays are just around the corner. Here are 7 etiquette tips for the Christmas holidays that will show you have great manners and make it more fun to fa-la-la-la-la with coworkers, family and friends. Learn the importance of the RSVP. When kind folks invite you to… Read More

How to Leave a Conversation Graciously

How do you leave a conversation graciously? The scenario: You’re at a business meet & greet event and feel stuck with a new person you met who is quite the talker. It happens to all of us. But, knowing how to leave a conversation graciously and courteously puts you in the driver’s seat. First, at… Read More

Body Language at Networking, Meet-Greet Events

Did you know your body language speaks at networking events often before you even open your mouth to speak? How you stand, look and carry yourself all give an impression of you. Since body language communicates 55% of the image you convey to others at any type of meet and mingle event, it’s essential to… Read More

Business Etiquette Skills for Young Professionals

Good business etiquette skills are essential for young professionals. Why? First, to be successful in the business arena. Second, to reflect well on the company or organization for which they work. And, third, to give them a greater level of confidence in any business setting. Many college graduates attend etiquette dinners of some type during… Read More