proper eating etiquette

Proper eating etiquette – post-pandemic – is essential to give a good impression and to show respect to others. During the pandemic, when restaurant and business meals were mostly non-existent, proper eating etiquette may have gotten a bit rusty. So, now as dinner parties, restaurant meals, and business dinners have resumed, let’s look at some… 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


how to eat oysters and clams on half shell

Once upon a time, I didn’t know how to eat oysters and clams on the half shell. I love seafood! But, generally, I like it cooked versus raw. But several of my favorite dining establishments offer raw oysters and clams on the half shell. So, the question I originally had is perhaps a question you… Read More


business meet greet events how to make small talk

The Business Meet and Greet is Back…In-Person!   Finally, after over 18 months of lockdown and remote events. But. from what I’m hearing, people are struggling with how to make small talk again. I recently ventured out for two such in-person business meet and greet events. It felt wonderful! It was good to interact with… 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


summer travel avoid covid-19 disagreements

Summer travel is upon us! Vacationers are headed out in earnest to finally enjoy post-pandemic travel. But confusing Covid-19 rules and requirements still linger at destinations around the country. And, there will certainly be flashpoints among those who agree or disagree with certain requirements. Try to avoid Covid-19 disagreements and arguments about masks, vaccinations, and… 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


proper eating etiquette

Business meals are nearly non-existent in our current Pandemic. Many business professionals aren’t attending the usual chamber of commerce lunches and hosting clients for business dinners. But, good table manners and dining etiquette skills are still relevant in a Pandemic. Here are 3 reasons to keep your business dining etiquette skills polished during this unprecedented… 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


post-COVID office etiquette

There is some post-COVID office etiquette you need to know if you plan to return to your office soon. To begin with, gone are the days when chatting closely around the water cooler was the norm. Or high-fiving someone in the hallway. Anyone who works in an office now is mindful of social distancing and… Read More