To give, or not to give in the workplace: That is the question. Just one of the questions, actually, since the whole area of holiday gift giving in the workplace can be tricky. Before you make your list (and check it twice) consider these five common gift-giving dilemmas, with expert advice on how to handle them… Read More


In the world of tipping…from the dog groomer to the pizza delivery person to the massage therapist…what’s the appropriate compensation? Diversity Woman Magazine tackled this topic in their summer 2015 issue, and I was honored to be the etiquette consultant they contacted for advice. Here are nine tipping dos and don’ts to help you navigate… Read More


Today more than ever, smart phone etiquette  in meetings is a topic of frustration. Maybe you’ve had this happen: You’re giving a presentation and half the people in the room are checking their smart phones or texting at some point. Yes, even your boss! You’ve probably asked yourself this question: “How do I get my… Read More


Working in a cubicle can be a tough endeavor. From a lack of privacy to noisy neighbors, getting your work accomplished in such cramped confines can sometimes be a difficult chore. But, cubicle etiquette is part of good business etiquette and office etiquette. I was honored to be interviewed for this article in BusinessNewsDaily.com on… Read More


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Stellar business etiquette skills are critical in any industry.  High standards of professional manners make interacting enjoyable and pleasant – with customers, clients, co-workers and guests in the office. In today’s competitive business arena, those who hone their business etiquette skills convey greater professionalism, confidence, and competence. These skills reflect on your company’s brand and… Read More


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Attending a wedding this spring or summer? Wedding etiquette is not just for the bride and groom. Often wedding guests are not aware of the dos and don’ts of being a stellar guest. There’s the obvious: turn off your phone and don’t drink too much, but there are other ways to be a polite guest,… Read More


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With the holidays upon us, ’tis the season for office holiday parties. While office parties are a wonderful time to mingle with co-workers outside the office, partygoers should still adhere to business etiquette to make sure they don’t damage their professional image or jeopardize their jobs. Tulsa World Scene Writer Jason Ashley Wright interviewed me about… Read More


Using good holiday office party etiquette is important since office events are an extension of your professional life. You are being observed by your supervisors and colleagues, as well as their spouses and guests — maybe even a few board members or clients. It’s a great opportunity to make a positive impression. In this article I wrote for the Tulsa Business Journal I provide 10… Read More


Tipping etiquette can be tricky. From dining with clients and colleagues to who you should tip and how much, there are so many subtle ways to fall short of showing appreciation. Follow these 10 simple rules and you’ll always maintain a gracious and image. Read the entire article on the American Express Open Forum.… Read More