Millennials prefer texting, but phone skills remain essential. If you’re a Millennial, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that boxy thing on your desk by now. It rings and you can talk on it. But, you can’t text on it or download apps. Is it still a necessary part of your office gadgets? Yes, it’s still a relevant… Read More


You may have just stashed the Halloween decorations…but, holiday dinner parties are just around the corner. Whether the party is in the home of your boss,  friends, or  neighbors, you will set yourself apart as a gracious and thoughtful guest if you follow these holiday dinner party etiquette tips: 8 Holiday Dinner Party Etiquette Tips… Read More


Bike trail etiquette is timeless; it knows no seasons. Summer is an especially busy bike trail time in my area. I am grateful for a city bike trail that borders my backyard and allows me such easy access. In addition to the hundreds of daily bicycle riders, including some bike clubs, it is also an… Read More


A lovely tray of oysters on the half shell was beautifully presented to our table as an appetizer on my recent birthday dinner at the spectacular Summit Club in Tulsa.  As an etiquette expert, I want to always feel I know what’s correct for any situation. But, I will admit… I committed a  faux pas… Read More


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While it’s true that most employees know proper etiquette for using social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, there are many who don’t. In fact, a recent survey from email security firm, Proofpoint, finds seven percent of organizations have fired an employee because of activity on social media sites. Ouch! And another 20 percent said employees have been disciplined… Read More


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Etiquette Thank-you notes are an important and timeless aspect of business and social etiquette. They’re a gesture of your gratitude and respect. They should be sent to anyone who gives you a gift, hosts a party, has entertained you for dinner or overnight,  or went the extra mile for you (I.e., your cat sitter also… Read More


To give, or not to give: That is the question. Just one of the questions, actually, since the whole area of holiday gift giving in the workplace can be tricky. Before you make your list (and check it twice) consider these five common gift-giving dilemmas, with expert advice on how to handle them to avoid the… Read More


  We live in a world filled with iMacs, iPads, and  iPhones. And in today’s workplace, your communication etiquette is constantly being observed. People are getting an impression of you, often without you even realizing it. Every part of your communications—technological (texting, email, social media)—verbal—and body language—must send a message of professionalism. In this post,… Read More


In the world of tipping…from the dog groomer to the pizza delivery person to the massage therapist…what’s the appropriate compensation? Diversity Woman Magazine tackled this topic in their summer 2015 issue, and I was honored to be the etiquette consultant they contacted for advice. Here are nine tipping dos and don’ts to help you navigate… Read More