Office Holiday Party | Etiquette Tips | Manners Matter | Rachel Wagner

Handling food and drink at the office Christmas or holiday party can be a tricky affair.  It’s still a work event. Manners matter. You want to convey professionalism and a sense of responsibility when imbibing to not undermine your professional image.… Read More


8 Tips Office Holiday Party | Party Etiquette | Etiquette & Protocol Training

Office holiday parties can be fun, but they can also be more dangerous than an icy sidewalk. The relaxed atmosphere and often-unlimited spirits can lead to anything from embarrassing slip-ups to career-compromising blunders. With this in mind, it’s important to brush up on your manners and use your best behavior at these company-sponsored events. You… Read More


Hosting Your First Thanksgiving | Millennial Tips | Holiday Etiquette Tips

If you’re a Millennial or just new to the hosting game,  it can be a little scary to host your first Thanksgiving or another holiday dinner. You want to have fun, but you also want to make sure everything goes right. And you’re probably worried about following proper etiquette—which can be hard to do when… Read More


Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips | Professional Etiquette Classes | Rachel Wagner

Thanksgiving is a time to gather around a scrumptious table with family and friends.  To be impressive as a host or a guest, here are a few host and guest etiquette tips to keep in mind, in addition to using your best table manners and dining etiquette:… Read More


Hand-luggage compartment in an airplane near plan shot, Rachel wagner, business etiquette

I was honored to be interviewed and quoted in this Washington Post article on luggage etiquette.  You’ll learn how NOT to raise the blood pressure of your fellow passengers as you stow your carry-on items in the overhead bin or move down the aisle with a bulging backpack.… Read More


Business Etiquette, Etiquette Classes, Office Professionalism, Dining Etiquette, Telephone Etiquette, Personal Coaching, Workplace Etiquette, International Business Etiquette, Etiquette and Protocol, Business Etiquette Consultant

Potlucks at Thanksgiving and during the holidays are a wonderful and informal way to gather with friends and family. But just because it’s casual doesn’t mean etiquette goes out the window. Whether you’re hosting or attending as a guest, here are thirteen dining etiquette and host and guest tips that you should know when planning or attending a potluck meal.… Read More


It’s almost trick or treat time, as evidenced in my neighborhood by the plethora of Halloween lights and decorations emerging on houses and porches. So, I knew it was time to make a trip to Costco for a giant bag (or two!) of Halloween “treats” expected at my front door in a few days. Trick… Read More


What you wear once you get the job may depend on the industry, the specific job requirements and even the region of the country—but what you wear for the interview is fairly universal.  So, for a professional image, dust off your navy suit. These guidelines will help give you a leg up on the competition.… Read More


The air is cooler.  Leaves are turning. Pumpkins appear on porches. Fall is here! That means soup weather is here, too. Good table manners include proper soup etiquette. At a business lunch or at home with the family,  your table manners will be  top notch when you use these soup etiquette tips:… Read More


Using chopsticks to enjoy various Asian foods might seem more difficult than it is. But, it’s part of good dining etiquette. I got my first chopstick lesson in New York City when my daughter moved there for her first job in public relations after college. She quickly embraced the food scene and became an expert… Read More