national talk in 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


summer travel avoid covid-19 disagreements

Summer travel is upon us! Vacationers are headed out in earnest to finally enjoy post-pandemic travel. But confusing Covid-19 rules and requirements still linger at destinations around the country. And, there will certainly be flashpoints among those who agree or disagree with certain requirements. Try to avoid Covid-19 disagreements and arguments about masks, vaccinations, and… Read More


3 reasons t keep your video on

3 Reasons to Keep Your Video On We live in a virtual meeting world. And, thankfully, modern technology allows us to hold meetings—both internally and externally—via Zoom, Webex, Teams, and other virtual communication platforms. It’s easy to just “join” the meeting and then turn the video off. However, there are at least 3 valid reasons… Read More


dining etiquette skills business

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 old versus new rules for virtual world

Business etiquette – Old versus New Rules in our Virtual World. Hmmm…what still applies? Good business etiquette was vital in our pre-pandemic world to give a good impression and reflect well on a company’s brand and image. The basic business etiquette rules were easy to remember. Give a firm handshake. Have good eye contact. Dress… Read More


how to move forward wear cute shoes

Wear the Cute Shoes Today I wore my cute shoes. The leopard-print flats from a dusty shoebox that’s been on my closet shelf for over 10 months. Was I wearing them to go to work? Or to coffee with a colleague? No, I work from home and had no special event to attend. I was… Read More


post-COVID office etiquette

There is some post-COVID office etiquette you need to know if you plan to return to your office soon. To begin with, gone are the days when chatting closely around the water cooler was the norm. Or high-fiving someone in the hallway. Anyone who works in an office now is mindful of social distancing and… Read More


business etiquette civility during pandemic

The practice of good business etiquette and civility in a Pandemic is essential at every level of an organization. And, even without a Pandemic, civility and good business etiquette are vital for respectful business interactions. But, in today’s world, more than ever,  people are trying to make sense of the current ‘normal.’  Everyone’s lives have… Read More


connect with coworkers

As weeks drag into months of remote working, how do you connect with coworkers you’re missing during the pandemic? Connecting with Coworkers During a Pandemic Millions of people now work from home. What do they miss the most? From those I’ve interviewed, it’s their coworkers. They miss the random coffee pot conversations. The bursts of… Read More


etiquette mistakes retail stores coronavirus

Etiquette Mistakes at Retail Stores During Covid-19 In our new normal, nothing is, well, normal. That includes shopping at retail stores.  We try to stand six feet apart while browsing or waiting in the check-out line. We try not to touch and feel clothing items on the rack.  But, customers make etiquette mistakes at retail… Read More