New Year’s Eve means it will soon be time to gather with your nearest and dearest. And a high point of the festivities is to raise a glass of bubbly to toast in the New Year. Here are five etiquette tips to help you kick off the New Year with style: A few minutes before… 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


When it comes to socializing with company executives, many employees get a case of social anxiety. It can strike at a company social event, sitting with senior management at a Chamber lunch…or worse, the dreaded elevator ride with just you and the company CEO! But, engaging with executives doesn’t have to give you clammy palms… Read More


Small talk matters in the business arena. It’s part of good business etiquette and helps builds rapport with others. Small talk often leads to bigger things like new clients and new business. Here are five timeless tips to enhance your ability to make small talk anywhere your business takes you: 1. Keep the spotlight on… Read More


Attending a wedding this spring or summer? Wedding etiquette is not just for the bride and groom. Often wedding guests are not aware of the dos and don’ts of being a stellar guest. There’s the obvious: turn off your phone and don’t drink too much, but there are other ways to be a polite guest,… Read More


Hot tea etiquette is important in business and social settings. We’ve come a long way from the straight-laced Victorian tea times when afternoon tea was first established (and even the post-Edwardian period…think Downton Abbey). Today, indulging in a cup of afternoon tea is not just for social settings among friends in your home.  Business professionals… Read More


Whether you’re 25 or 55, it’s important to polish your Valentine date etiquette, especially if it’s a first date…or it’s been a while since you’ve dated. Don’t let poor manners and social faux pas turn what could be a fairy tale event into an evening of foibles and lament. Here are eight ways to polish… Read More