8 Etiquette Tips for Public Transportation, Part 1

San Francisco is known for having a good public transportation system, including buses, above and below ground trollies—we call street cars, trains, and our world-famous cable cars (as shown to the right) that transport millions of people each day. Yet recent articles in our local newspaper describe an increase in rude behavior, as part of […]

Pedestrian and Driver Habits

In cities and areas around the world, where cars are plentiful and pedestrians are in massive force, it becomes increasingly necessary we all learn to be respectful and careful. I’m human, too. I used to run late for meetings and appointments. Pressed to arrive at my destination on time, I’d aggressively push that red light, […]

Wine Bottle Smarts…

Have you ever wondered why all wine bottles are sized in the metric versus our Imperial system, What various sized wine bottles are called, and How many servings each sized bottle yields? We’ll here it is: [Disclaimer: After extensive research, I learned there are contradictions and variations on what bottles are named, based on the […]

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Celebrating Your Name Day

The name our parents gave us is perhaps the most important possession we have. It distinguishes us from others and is part of our individuality and uniqueness. This is why pronouncing someone’s name correctly and writing a person’s name accurately is so important to attracting and retaining relationships. (As much as I recognize my name […]

Sending Thank-You Notes

Did you know Friday, December 26, 2014 is National Thank You Note Day? The day after the Christmas holiday is a perfect opportunity to send thank you notes for gifts received over the holiday season, no matter what the occasion. Sending a note shows people you care, you appreciate their gift, and that you are […]

Etiquette and Emotional Intelligence

For years I’ve been talking about an Etiquette Intelligence Quotient, which include the behaviors we display in specific situations. Now I’ve been learning more about another important EIQ… your Emotional Intelligence Quotient. This EIQ is the ability to manage our relationships and ourselves effectively. I’ve come to realize both these EIQs (EI²) truly go hand-in-hand […]

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Make a Great Life!

I read some amazing quotes this month inspiring me on how to live life. Reading these quotes got me thinking about how we must break our old bad habits of destructive behavior to instead build and make a life that is productive, fun, happy, and enjoyable… at the workplace, at home, and in our community. After all, if we only have one life to live, we deserve it to be a happy and productive life, in a loving environment…

Cell phones at the dining table

All electronic devices should never been placed on a dining table while eating… never, ever!

Handling Sarcasm

Do you know someone who tries to be funny or appears to be just kidding around, but doesn’t really succeed? Their comments come across as negative, off base, insulting, or cynical. While sarcasm can be funny, more times than not, it is harmful.

Honoring Commitments

Do you have business associates, friends, and others who make commitments to do something and then constantly miss the due dates promised? Some time ago I wrote an article on Keeping Promises is Good Etiquette (also at http://www.advancedetiquette.com/blog/everyday-life/keeping-promises-is-good-etiquette/). This article focused on the importance of keeping promises made when borrowing and returning borrowed items and […]

12 Tips for Instant Messaging in the Workplace

IM helps people communicate more efficiently, faster, and to nurture closer team relationships worldwide. Learn how to use it properly…

8 Tips to Video Interviewing

Updated technology makes video interviews easy, thus replacing in-person and telephone interviews. If you will be interviewed by video, go Hollywood and set up the room, lighting, and your appearance to show yourself off in the best possible way. Here are 8 tips for holding an effective video interview:

8 Tips to Retaining Clients and Customers

How much do you care about your clients and customers?

Top Ten Etiquette Faux Pas!

I recently attended a networking event where people shared their pet peeves about rude and inappropriate behavior. It led me to create this list of my all-time pet peeves. Other than the first two items, the rest are in no particular order of importance. 1. Being late. I absolutely cannot stand people who are habitually late. I’m […]

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 […]