presenting your best self at business events

As business professionals, you attend a variety of business events. Maybe a business lunch or awards dinner, a conference, a mix and mingle reception. And, as you already know, it’s important to present your BEST professional self at these events. Why? Because it’s like you’re on a great stage. People are observing you, making judgments… Read More


job Interview etiquette tips

First impressions matter, including when you step in the door for that important job interview.  Clients have shared with me how shocked they are when job candidates arrive and exhibit poor etiquette. So, here are some job interview etiquette tips that will make you stand out in a positive way. Whether your interview is for… Read More


Workplace Etiquette Tips

Ten years ago, one of my most requested seminars was Workplace Etiquette and Office Professionalism. Then, only a few calls trickled in for that session until recently again. Just this month, I’ve had two requests for this session. Why is that? First, clearly, we live in a world of upheaval, incivility and disrespect. Secondly, I… Read More


timeless etiquette skills

Conference Room Business Lunch – 12 Tips Today, it’s becoming more and more common to put your company’s conference room to good use for a business lunch. Below are some conference room business lunch tips to help plan and prepare your next lunch event with clients and business associates. To begin with… Extend the invitation… Read More


1:1 coaching benefit you

As a business etiquette consultant, I often get calls about 1:1 coaching. And these callers usually ask the question, “How will 1:1 coaching benefit me?” Every working professional is unique in their skills, talents, abilities, and even emotional intelligence. Often these professionals find themselves at a place of wanting to move ahead in their careers… Read More


business etiquette rules to use in the office again post pandemic

If you’re working back in the office again post-pandemic, here are 7 business etiquette rules to use in the office again. Several of my clients shared with me that they aren’t sure what’s okay when it comes to business etiquette in the office again. Have the boundaries changed? Do the rules need to be rewritten?… Read More


when to stand and why

Knowing when to stand and why is part of good business etiquette and social manners. I was reminded of this recently at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon. When I arrived at my assigned table, two men who were already seated and whom I did not know, stood. I was totally impressed. I had not… Read More


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


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