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


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


Employees are often hesitant to attend company picnics because they are unsure about the proper business etiquette and protocol.  All the uncertainty about what to wear, how casual to be with superiors, whether to talk shop, and if it’s smart to outshine the boss in a volleyball game make them consider not attending at all.… Read More


Networking events and conferences can be intimidating for many business professionals. This American Express Open Forum article in which I and others were interviewed explains how to master the art of meeting new people in business settings. From introductions to small talk to making meaningful connections and graceful exits, these tips will help you feel… Read More