Handling Sarcasm

Author: Syndi Seid
1 August 2014

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

Author: Syndi Seid
1 July 2014

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

Author: Syndi Seid
1 June 2014

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

Author: Syndi Seid
1 May 2014

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

Author: Syndi Seid
1 April 2014

How much do you care about your clients and customers?

Top Ten Etiquette Faux Pas!

Author: Syndi Seid
1 March 2014

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

Author: Syndi Seid
1 February 2014

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

Author: Syndi Seid
1 January 2014

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 […]

Hospital Etiquette, Part 2: When Children Visit

Author: Syndi Seid
1 December 2013

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 […]

12 Tips for the Best Hospital Etiquette, Part 1

Author: Syndi Seid
1 November 2013

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. [