disability etiquette

Disability Etiquette Matters

Women use own life experiences as basis for book on ‘Disability Etiquette’ by Kristina Serafini Staff Writer March 24, 2011 Ellen Shackelford was napping with her 13-month-old son when she woke abruptly. She was frazzled, she remembers, recalling that day — July 28, 1983 — but not only because her inconsolable child was screaming and […]

First Impressions Count!

The Lett Group with Susan M. Abrams, CCC-SLP is offering a new course. First Impressions Count! Social Etiquette Training for 11-15 year-olds with Asperger’s & High Functioning Autism Cynthia Lett, Certified Etiquette Professional & Susan Abrams, M.A.,CCC-SLP are now offering a new program to focus on social skills for children ages 11-15 with Asperger’s & […]

Building Instant Rapport

The foundation for building rapport is based on the exchange of a few basic communication signals. Here are 4 key ways to build instant rapport. This is based on the book, Get Along With Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere by Arnold Sanow and Sandra Strauss. 1. Smile. A smile is the connecting point of a relationship, whether personal […]

Is Asking For Common Courtesy An Extreme Response To Incivility?

We can’t seem to expect courtesy as a normal part of living, and so we resort to creating special areas in which people agree, by entering the roped-off space, to temporarily forgo barbarity. But it is a sad substitute for basic manners. It is an admission that we’ve abandoned any hope of encouraging thoughtful regard for others outside these narrow zones. And it doesn’t produce courtesy, just a stern vigilantism of inflexible rules.

Afternoon Tea isn’t High Tea

I know that when I see an establishment advertise “High Tea” that they mean “Afternoon Tea” or “Proper English Tea” but it bothers me because they are teaching those who read the advertisement the wrong name for the event. “High Tea” is not high-class.

Saving Face in China – excerpt from new iPhone application

I am grateful that I was a resource for the new iPhone application produced by the International Herald Tribune about international cultures and business.  This is an excerpt from an article which was published today in the IHT and New York Times.  – Cynthia Lett