Customer service at the doctor’s office matters–and it’s noticed. When I was caring for my father in his latter years, I took him to many doctor appointments with various physicians. But, one particular office stands out–his ophthalmologist–because of their friendly front desk people and office staff. Here are eight things they did to make my… Read More


Knowing how to introduce yourself to others and engage in conversation is a vital part of business, social, and networking etiquette. Using a process and employing a strategy will help reduce anxiety and increase your confidence. First, try to arrive to the event early. It’s not so daunting to walk into a room and approach people… Read More


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Technology gadgets, specifically our mobile phones, save us time, allow for quick communication and offer opportunity for brevity. However, they’re like the frog in the kettle analogy…we don’t realize that more and more we are being pulled into the non-humanness of the screen and becoming less aware of how it impacts our everyday manners, social… Read More


If your boss invites you to lunch, flawless dining etiquette is essential.  Whether you’re just starting out at the company or are a seasoned employee, meal time with the boss is a time to impress. In fact, the meal itself is secondary to the protocol and etiquette for business dining. Consider the event an extension of… Read More


We’ve all been there…silently enduring a coworker’s annoying habit or behavior. And most often, coworkers don’t even realize that their own actions or behaviors are unintentionally annoying others. Most people aren’t comfortable confronting the offender or speaking to the boss about it. So, people just continue repeating the irritating little habits that, over time, start… Read More


With March Madness 2017 on the minds of many employees these days, how should employers handle the lure of NCAA college hoops versus sacrificing office productivity? A recent survey by OfficeTeam reported that half of senior managers said activities tied to the tournament – such as office pools focused on the 68-team brackets — boost… Read More


How does one correctly address the newly elected President of the United States?  In the media, he’s being correctly referred to as President Donald Trump or President Trump. However, did you know that the President’s name is never used in his presence? And, on a related note, how does one refer to a former President?… Read More


The first part of each New Year I receive an influx of email inquiries about my business etiquette services. Companies and organizations are planning their professional development for the year, and I’m always thrilled to share how I may serve them. However, in these inquiry emails, several things catch my eye, including  the lack of… Read More


How should teenagers address adults?  With titles and forms of address such as Mr. and Mrs.? First name? It depends…on the part of the country you live in, how well the teen knows the adult, and how the adult prefers to be addressed. Addressing adults with courtesy is part of good everyday manners and good… Read More