It’s Apropos!

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 my eye and I thought it would be interesting to you too. ( She blogs at TweenTeacher and is a member of the Teacher Leaders Network. She is currently at work on her second book for Eye On Education Publishing and is also writing workbooks for grades 3 through 6 on project-based writing for Teacher Created Resources.)   The Etiquette in School Foundation has the mission to work etiquette training into the school curriculum.  I believe Ms. Wolpert-Gawron has the same mission.

Many people consider themselves shy.  They feel bad about themselves because they don't feel that they "fit in".  This short movie may be from 1947, but the wisdom shared is the same today.

We have released our schedule of open registration seminars for September-December, 2011. In Bethesda, Maryland at the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center September 12: Boardroom Polish - Business Etiquette & Entertaining Dining Skills for the Savvy Professional Dinner/Dining Tutorial October 17-18: Managing Protocol Issues 2-day Seminar including four...

OK - I will date myself by saying that when I was a teenager and went to the movies, I was actually interested in what was showing on the big screen in front of me. The only distraction I might have enjoyed was the popcorn...

Help your child navigate their social world. Good manners may be the key to your child's social success. On May 9 from 7:15- 8:30 pm - Ms. Cynthia W. Lett, Certified Etiquette Professional and Executive Director of the International Society of Protocol & Etiquette Professionals will share...

This article from one of my favorite go-to places for employment info (no - I have no intention of working for anyone but me anymore) for my clients is www.theladders.com . If you have a new job or are seeking how to move ahead, business...

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...

All ego a side, can you claim you are the best in the world  at what you do?  Do you really know your competition and their level of expertise so well that you can judge your superiority over theirs?  Sometimes the claim comes in the words,...

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...

by Marc Cenedella (Founder and CEO of www.theladders.com) [caption id="attachment_1988" align="alignright" width="91" caption="Marc Cenedella"][/caption] Why haven't they called you back? The interview went well — you're pretty sure you nailed that question about how you could contribute to the team's new mobile initiative — and you really hit...