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Certain words and phrases block connections cold and at the same time can make people steaming mad.  Here are some tips on language, words and phrases to avoid: You - If you tell someone "You did this" or "You did that" people get defensive. This is especially...

  I had an interview today during which we talked about communication.  Near the end of it we commiserated about electronic communication and its effectiveness.  I hold the belief that if you are using a keyboard to engage in "conversation" with another, you are not truly...

Why Workplace Etiquette Matters By Bonnie Low-Kramen Published June 27, 2013 Glassdoor REUTERS Our 24/7 instant-access virtual world has taken the “person” out of “personal,” especially in the workplace. Until we all turn into robots with hard drives, I suggest we take a breath and slow down long enough to remember...

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...

The FAA has decided to review their rules about cell phones and other electronic devices being allowed to be turned on during take off, landing as well as during flights. Do you believe that the flying public will be gracious about using them in a non-disturbing...

Today is Flag Day in the United States and as such, a very good time to remind Americans and want-to-be Americans how to respect our flag. "The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing...

  I was cleaning out our garage and found several American flags we had flown in our front yard over the years which showed too much wear to continue to fly. With Flag Day in the United States being on June 14, I thought I would...

I came across this article on Elle Decor called, "How to Set a Table With Nate Berkus" and I would like to share it with you.   HOW TO SET A TABLE WITH NATE BERKUS Nate Berkus shares his simple, chic steps to setting a party-ready table BY AMY PREISER "I've...

In an effort to relax and regroup, I decided that a visit to the Grand Canyon was just the thing.  Last week I visited the incredible demonstration of nature's force and found peace, beauty and humility beyond words. If you have a few minutes, want to...

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...