Cultural Awareness is No Longer an Option

No matter where you live in the world, you can’t escape the phrase “cultural awareness.” We must all now possess it to succeed in life and business. The days of living next door to, working with, and purchasing products and services from people who look and act like us are gone forever. Now we live […]

The Importance of Being Kind and Polite

The New Year is a time for setting new goals.  So among the other goals you may have, here are a few quotes and concepts to always be kind and polite to everyone you encounter.  It is said: 1.   “Kindness is a universal language that all people understand.” — Jake Gaither “Politeness is to do […]

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Hospital Etiquette, Part 2: When Children Visit

Dedicate a few minutes ahead of time to explain and instruct your child on proper behavior at a hospital. Read last month’s article on 12 Tips for the Best Hospital Etiquette, Part 1 for additional items to share with your child. 1. BEFORE THE VISIT: Never force a child to visit someone in a hospital […]

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12 Tips for the Best Hospital Etiquette, Part 1

Whether you’re a patient or visitor, no one likes being in a hospital. Yet research shows that when someone is sick in a hospital—especially for more than two days, it lifts their spirits and aids in recovery when relatives and friends visit. [Click here for additional information on “The proof that visiting people in the […]

Email Etiquette Part 2: Save Your Sanity! Six Steps on How to Organize Your Emails

Do you feel overwhelmed by the barrage of daily emails that clutter up your life? It seems impossible to keep up. Have you ever written messages saying, “So sorry for not replying sooner, your message was buried in my inbox?” You are not alone. This is happening to everyone! The amount of email we all […]

10 Tips on Email Etiquette – Part 1

Configuring and using your email system is critical to success today. Here are ten tips to remember at all times.

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Are You A Chronic Complainer?

Are you constantly expressing dissatisfaction, discontent, resentment and negativity about life, versus being happy, helpful, and positive about your surroundings? Many people are chronic complainers and don’t even realize it. Your sentiments may be noble in thinking you are only trying to be helpful, to improve situations, or resolve something you think is wrong. Whatever […]

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Camping Etiquette

I know you probably can’t imagine someone in the etiquette profession roughing it in the mountains… Nevertheless, I love camping. Here are 8 tips and courtesies to help you enjoy your next camping trip:

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Packing Tips and Moving Etiquette

This month summer begins; school ends; and graduations and weddings take place. People take vacations; and people move their homes and offices. Here in California, homes are selling at a record high not seen since 2008. Two of my good friends are moving, one to Hawaii and the other to New Jersey. Talking with them […]

Wedding Etiquette for Guests

June is the most popular month for weddings in the U. S.  Each year I receive dozens of inquiries and comments on wedding etiquette, including horror stories. Here are my top eight tips to always be the perfect wedding guest. 1. Respond to the Invitation: The number one complaint I hear is how guests do not bother […]