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


airplane etiquette

Airplane etiquette is top of mind for me right now. This past year, I’ve had the opportunity to fly numerous times both domestically and internationally. Most often, I’ve squeezed myself into the cramped middle seat in economy but have also had the luxury of flying first class on Lufthansa from Frankfurt, Germany with a red… Read More


body language awareness tips networking events

Did you know your body language speaks at networking events often before you even open your mouth to speak? How you stand, look and carry yourself all give an impression of you. Since body language communicates 55% of the image you convey to others at any type of meet and mingle event, it’s essential to… 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


How to Host Effective Meetings - 10 Tips

Meetings are universal to every office. Hosting meetings is also universally loathed in many offices, which makes learning how to host effective meetings so beneficial. If you are the organizer and host of meetings, there is pressure to host effective meetings to help people feel they’re worth attending. Therefore, to organize and host effective meetings,… Read More


cruise ship etiquette, etiquette, travel etiquette,

Cruise ships are a relaxing way to see the world. However, whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or embarking on your first cruise, cruise ship etiquette is part of being a savvy and courteous cruise traveler. Below are seven cruise ship etiquette tips. They’re fresh in my head; I just returned from a 14-day “Jewels of… Read More


Business etiquette skills essential for young professionals

Good business etiquette skills are essential for young professionals. Why? First, to be successful in the business arena. Second, to reflect well on the company or organization for which they work. And, third, to give them a greater level of confidence in any business setting. Many college graduates attend etiquette dinners of some type during… Read More


6 Tips Office Holiday Party | Party Etiquette | Etiquette & Protocol Training

Be Savvy, Not Sorry at your Holiday Party ‘Tis the season for the office holiday party. It’s a great place to have fun with coworkers and mingle with the higher ups. But,  etiquette and professionalism still matter at the office holiday party. After all, it’s still a work event. And you’re being observed by coworkers,… Read More