It’s Apropos!

We are finished with the visuals for the webinar of our Boardroom Polish seminar and ready to videotape so today I went out and bought a webcam to help. We purchased the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and fooled around with it getting to...

Swearing Imposes a Personal Penalty It gives a bad impression. It makes you unpleasant to be with. It endangers your relationships. It’s a tool for whiners and complainers. It reduces respect people have for you. It shows you don’t have control. It’s a sign of a bad attitude. It discloses a lack of...

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk. - Peggy Noonan, Author and Columnist Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. - Ernest Benn (1887-1954), Publisher A person who...

flag etiquette,flag protocol,displaying the flag Cynthia Lett wrote: July 4th is coming soon and Americans will be displaying the US flag.  I am always appalled that many flags are incorrectly displayed so here are the guidelines to...

Savvy people know that after you have enjoyed the hospitality at a dinner party, the proper thing to do is to write a thank-you note to the hostess (or host is there wasn't a hostess). But, what if you are invited to the White House...

After watching Queen Elizabeth II's toast to President and Mrs. Bush at dinner last night on the news, I was glad that President Bush did not sip his wine. He did clink her glass however, which in the truest version of toasting protocol...

I am concerned about the "Certified" designation etiquette consultants have given themselves which demeans our field of training. It seems every day a new website goes up with the owner touting that they are a "Certified" Etiquette Consultant or Trainer.The public would naturally believe...

Happy New Year to all who read this. Due to a family tragedy last September I have been lax in keeping up with my intent to write in this blog and to share my thoughts about the state of rudeness in our society. ...

I found a good article about research going on at the University of Texas focused on cell-phone etiquette. Here is the link so you too can read it.http://austin.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/2006/02/20/editorial2?hbx=e_swIf only research could convince the people I meet everyday who feel entitled to disturb everyone around them...

On December 24th last year, my comments were included in an op-ed piece written by Jim Burns, an adjunct professor at the College of the Canyons published in the Pasadena Star-News. The subject of the piece was "Why don't I get responses to my emails?"...