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


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


business etiquette essential in pandemic, Business Etiquette

Great business etiquette is still essential in a pandemic world. You and your company or business are still making impressions whether working remotely or back in the office. Business etiquette is, in fact, more necessary than ever in today’s business arena. It shows we value and respect everyone with whom we interact in business, whether… Read More


Zoom favorite things

In the business world, etiquette for virtual meetings matters. It’s just as important as the etiquette you show at a face-to-face meeting in the company conference room. But, no one has thought too much about etiquette for virtual meetings until recently. In this unprecedented time (Coronavirus world), companies around the globe now use—more than ever—virtual… Read More


post-COVID office etiquette

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


professionalism while working remotely

Good communication with coworkers is normally a part of good business etiquette in offices everywhere. But, around the world, a significant number of professionals have been forced to work from home because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. So, the question is…How do you maintain professionalism with coworkers while working remotely? Even though working from home… Read More


how to set table for holiday dinner

The stockings are hung.The gifts are wrapped.The menu is set. Now it’s time to plan how to set the table for a holiday dinner. But, often people tell me they are overwhelmed by how to set the table for a Christmas or holiday dinner. But they needn’t be. It’s actually quite simple with a few… 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


good communications in the workplace

Good communication in the workplace is vital for strengthening relationships and alleviating misunderstandings and offense. I observed good communications firsthand recently in a most unlikely place: the boarding gate at Southwest Airlines in Tulsa. Although I’m a loyal American Airlines traveler, I opted this time for Southwest to get a direct flight to Phoenix. So,… Read More


business etiquette for modern workplace

“Business Etiquette for a Modern Workplace” is a topic I was recently interviewed on by PC Executive Services, Inc. Questions ranged from how to show appreciation to your employer to work texts and cell phone usage with coworkers. While employees in every industry will benefit from this information, PC Executive Services is especially reaching out… Read More