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The Power of Please and Thank you!

Despite the notion that some of these phrases might sound old-fashioned, it’s still important to say “please” and “thank you.” These are society’s pleasantries that keep our friendships and relationships with others cordial and respectful. Without them, we might react unfavorably towards others over time. This month’s tip is simple reminder on how important it […]

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8 Tips for Great Restroom Etiquette

Maybe it’s just me, but in the last two months it appears people are becoming sloppier and messier with how they use and leave public restrooms. Regardless of whether this is a new trend, now that there are many more unisex (for both men and women) public restrooms, here are 8 tips for what to […]

Lying is Not Etiquette

Do you know someone who is a habitual liar? Someone who is untruthful, deceptive, and who shares falsehoods on a regular basis? The reality is, we all have a tendency to lie in some fashion. The distinction is whether it is a chronic behavior detrimental to yourself and those around you. A loyal subscriber recently […]

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Political Correctness Versus Courtesy, Respect, and Honesty

I thought I would share some comments on a topic that is often discussed whenever we see, hear, or read about politicians in the news.  What’s important to remember is that you always convey your thoughts with respect, courtesy, and honesty, no matter the subject, and no matter where you live in the world. That […]

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8 Tips on Airplane Etiquette

March begins peak season for traveling. Not only is it spring break for students, but conventions and meetings begin worldwide. Here are eight tips to keep in mind when traveling in an airplane: 1. Arrive early. The main reason people are late is because they do not plan ahead. It’s that’s simple. For most trips […]

Celebrate World Teacher Day!

When I saw October 5th is World Teacher Day, I immediately entered the date in my calendar to remember from now on. We all know when Mother’s Day and Father’s Day take place; I think we should also remember World Teacher Day. The origin of this day started on October 5, 1966, at a UNESCO […]

8 Tips When Using an Interpreter

At some point soon, you might be traveling the world and using interpreters for business or pleasure. Here are eight tips to successfully communicate with someone who does not speak your language: Know your terms. Hire an interpreter, not a translator. An interpreter translates your words in real time, whereas a translator changes words from […]

Ethics and Etiquette: Thinking rightly!

I’m asked I sometimes get asked whether I conduct seminars on ethics, thinking it is much the same thing. While these are related concepts, there is a distinction between ethics and etiquette, especially as they relate to decision making in business and in society. As defined in The American Heritage Dictionary of The English Language, […]

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8 Tips for Microphone Etiquette

We all attend events where speakers use microphones and more often than not— especially during panel discussions—one or more speakers aren’t being heard well. So this month’s tips are dedicated to all who must use a microphone at least once in their life, whether a handheld or a label mic. 1. Arrive early. This way […]

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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 […]

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.

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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?