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


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 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


how to move forward wear cute shoes

Wear the Cute Shoes Today I wore my cute shoes. The leopard-print flats from a dusty shoebox that’s been on my closet shelf for over 10 months. Was I wearing them to go to work? Or to coffee with a colleague? No, I work from home and had no special event to attend. I was… Read More