Dog Etiquette Is No Different Than Human Etiquette

Before we begin . . . a few Bad Dog Pet Peeves from Readers: In my newsletter I asked people to submit their pet peeves about how dogs behave in public. Here are some of their responses, followed by my own comments. Overall, I believe that when it comes to good behavior, humans and dogs […]

What Not to Wear to the Office… Especially When The Weather Is Hot

Having to go to work when the weather is extremely hot is never fun. Yet, regardless of how hot the weather may be, there are certain pieces of clothing a person—man or woman—should never wear in a professional office environment. Examples include…

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8 Ways to Prevent Drunken Guests at Parties – Part 1

In the past month I received two inquiries on how to handle staff members who become drunk at company events, and how to handle guests who get inebriated. These inquiries led me to writing this month’s tip. In my mind “it takes two to tango.” As the host, you should do all you can to […]

8 Tips to Hiking Etiquette and Safety

Anytime the weather is good is a great time to enjoy day hikes. I love hiking and wish I could do more. For years my husband and I have taken annual camping trips that include daily hikes. Hikes are a great way to relax and enjoy a little solitude or to share time with loved […]

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8 Tips to Stress-Free International Travel

People have asked me how I plan for trips overseas that last for up to 2 months. Here are my 8 checklist items I do for every trip…

Name Tag Etiquette – Printing Name Tags

Providing well pre-printed name tags is one of the most effective investments you can make to the success of an event, especially a networking event. Yet many people waste this great opportunity to help guests meet and greet at an optimum level. Here are a few tips to insure your name tags not only look great but are also the most productive.

The Etiquette of Wearing a Hat

Spring is upon us, Easter is coming soon, and baseball season is about to begin here in the U.S.  It is the time of year many people wear all sorts of hats, until winter hats are again needed. Actually, this topic has been on my mind for months, waiting for just the right month to […]

Wedding Gift Rants

This week I was contacted by a news reporter who is doing a story about wedding etiquette.  In so doing we talked about wedding gifts and how difficult it often is for someone to be expected to give an expensive wedding gift… after already giving an engagement gift, a shower gift, and then spending lots […]

Are You a Conversation Hog? 8 Tips to Better Conversations

When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say. — Abraham Lincoln Do you know people who spend more time talking about what they want to say than caring about what you may […]

Shaking Hands Is Still Correct… Even During Cold Season

One of the most-asked questions I get at this time of year is: Should I continue to shake hands with people, especially now that we have the H1N1 virus and other diseases I might catch? Shaking hands is a time-honored practice. It stems as far back as Roman times, where contrary to its current meaning…