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Amazing Grace Culinary and Etiquette Program Final Banquet

Last Saturday, June 22, The Amazing Grace Culinary and Etiquette Program held its final banquet luncheon to show off what the children in the program had learned. A delicious four-course lunch was served which was prepped by the students and their professional Chef teachers. Each student hosted their own table with family and friends in […]

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Correspondence Cards – A must have…

We think the most useful item in your stationery wardrobe is the correspondence card.  It’s more informal than an informal (fold over note) and can be used for the most purposes.  The cards are perfect for thank-you notes, informal invitations and quick notes.  They reflect the style and formality of the writer depending on the […]

12 Things to Avoid in Conversation

Thank you to our Associate, Arnold Sanow for this contribution. To build rapport, relationships and to connect with customers, co-workers family and friends it’s important to watch what you say and how you say it. Poor conversation skills can derail teams, cause leaders to lose respect, destroy customer relationships, lose sales, and demolish friendships. Here […]

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Five (5) Occasions When E-mail Should Never Be Sent

There are occasions when written correspondence is required, but e-mail should never be the method of choice.  Yes, e-mail is certainly more timely – immediate as it is – but the nuance, the impact of the message carried is diminished because it is e-mail and not a hand-written letter or note.  The following circumstances are […]

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How Do Teens Communicate?

Data and infographic by AWeber http://www.aweber.com The results of the survey that AWeber did with teens who were applying for a scholarship reveal interesting data about how to reach out to the up and coming generation.  If you own a business or market to this demographic, you may find this information valuable.  We did. So […]

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Paris launches campaign to overcome rudeness…

This article caught my eye because in my world travels, I have kept a keen eye on where rudeness runs rampant and where the population practices a greater degree of kindness and consideration of others. While all of France can’t be categorized as “rude”, I have experienced a greater percentage of haughty behavior in Paris […]

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Is “Dear” dead?

  Cynthia Lett was quoted along with other prominent etiquette teachers, by Bob Greene, in this article published today on CNN online.  What do you think?  Is the salutation “Dear” dead?  Do you disagree with any of the experts’ opinions?     http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/29/opinion/greene-dear-dead/  

What’s New for 2012?

      I know it seems silly to be asking “What’s new for 2012?” in mid February but since I (Cynthia Lett, Editor)  have been under the weather since late December, 2011 and am just now ready to tackle the year with energy and clarity of mind and purpose, I am going to pretend that […]

The Five Skills Students Need To Be Successful In Business

For a while I have been interested in how to teach students before they reach high school the skills they will need to be successful in their social and work lives. This article by Heather Wolpert-Gawron who teaches middle school language arts and coaches speech and debate in California’s San Gabriel Unified School District, caught […]