You just sat down for dinner and your phone alerts you to a new work email.  What is the proper etiquette for after hours work emails? Do you ignore them or respond to them? How do you draw the line between work and personal time? I was honored to be one of two business etiquette… Read More


10 Things You Should Never, Ever Say Over Text or Email Before you hit the send button on that text message or email, read this list of things you should never communicate through a screen. I was honored to be one of the “etiquette experts” interviewed for this Reader’s Digest article.  Using good “screen” etiquette… Read More


Emoji Business Etiquette

Emoji Business Etiquette The question, “Should you use emojis in your business email?” is one of the most reactionary topics in my popular “Email Etiquette” training session. We all use email in business but rarely do employees receive any type of formal training in the do’s and don’ts of what makes business emails professional, including… Read More


Hot Tea Etiquette

Hot Tea Etiquette – 8 Tips to Appear Socially Refined While January is recognized as National Hot Tea Month, hot tea etiquette is important in business and social settings all year long. 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… 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


Tis the season for workplace holiday parties. They’re a great way to unwind and get to know co-workers better. But, employees have to remember that it’s still a work event. Even though it’s called a party, it’s not the time to let loose. You’re on stage, being observed by coworkers, supervisors, and maybe even a… Read More


etiquette

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


Good business etiquette also means good smartphone etiquette. It used to be that one of the worst office blunders was taking someone’s food from the fridge or pushing the business casual envelope a little too far on Casual Friday’s. Now, some of the worst blunders are from cell phone mistakes. According to a nationwide survey… Read More