Boardroom Polish Seminar December 2, 2008

Brush Up on Etiquette for the Holidays November 11, 2008 Seminar Schedule December 2 – Boardroom Polish DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Boardroom Polish Seminar Are you ready for the holiday season? The Parties? Office Lunches? Client Receptions? Need some confidence? We’ve got it! Our most popular seminar covering business etiquette and entertaining […]

From GulfNews.com – Etiquette instruction has become necessary in Dubai Hotels

Hotels issue brunch etiquette norms By Kevin Scott, Staff Reporter Published: November 05, 2008, 23:33 Dubai: Expatriates and visitors to Dubai are being reminded of what is considered acceptable behaviour at the city’s notorious brunches. Several hotels have taken steps recently to inform guests of the etiquette expected of them at the popular events, which […]

The F Word Means You’re Fired!

24/04/2008 One in ten UK bosses has fired an employee for swearing at work. – 47% would fire for bad language in the workplace – 96% of employees believe swearing is unacceptable – A foul mouth is no.1and no.2 in top ten office offenses As Gordon Ramsay enforces a no swearing rule in his restaurants, […]

Potential Employers & Would-be Clients Show Poor Etiquette

Over the years, I have heard the statement over and over again, “I interviewed but never heard back from them.”  Recently I have been experiencing the same dismay.  One day in January this year, I was asked to meet with the General Manager of a hotel that was opening in our area.  The appointment took […]

The Other ‘Customs’ of International Meetings: Protocol

When I first started planning international meetings more than 25 years ago, “going global” was the catchphrase of the day. Companies sought new markets outside of the United States and associations sought new membership. When I started planning meetings abroad, my focus was strictly on logistics: freight forwarding, negotiating in foreign currencies, collaborating with airlines, […]

“Etiquette teachers” giving wrong advice

I love to see all of the articles written about etiquette in across the world.  I keep up by using Google Alerts with the keywords “etiquette”, “business etiquette” and “international protocol”.  I don’t have time to read all the articles but sometimes, like today, I do.  A law school student at the University of Virginia […]

Beijing Monitoring Etiquette Towards Olympic Standards

In advance of welcoming the world to Beijing, the Chinese government has waged an all- out clean-up etiquette campaign. It has been going on for three years and the “civic index” that was created and since monitored by Renmin University has shown promise in the forward direction. This article details the results of millions of […]