dining etiquette

Why rock your dining etiquette? Because people need a brush-up course on table manners post-Pandemic. Business lunches and dinners came to a standstill during the Pandemic. Nor, of course, did people gather at restaurants for social meals. But now, post-pandemic, my etiquette business has skyrocketed! Most bookings are for my popular dining etiquette training called… Read More


new neighbor etiquette

Life often brings new neighbors into our life.  So, I was honored to be interviewed for this “new neighbor etiquette” story in Rent.com. You’ve likely heard the theme song to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which includes, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” So, in this article, you will learn what you need to know about being a… Read More


how to write a thank you note

I’ve had two requests recently on how to write a thank-you note. Mind you, these requests are from professional adults! So, it seems this is a great time to review some quick tips on how to write the perfect little thank-you note. The holidays have come and gone. And likely you received a few gifts… 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


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


business etiquette virtual presentations

My live business etiquette events are now business etiquette virtual presentations. Why? Well, that’s likely no secret to anyone. In this unprecedented time, Covid-19 still lingers. And, the corporate world is not bringing in professional development speakers and trainers to do live events. But, business etiquette and protocol skills are still needed, more than ever,… Read More


email harness Inbox in 2020

“3 Ways to Harness Your Email Inbox” is one of the topics I shared this week with a travel agency in California. This subject is part of my training workshop called “10 Golden Rules of Email Etiquette–and How to Harness Your Inbox.” In fact, I’m writing this blog post as I wait to board my… Read More


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 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