Etiquette

Our lives are all about the ratings.  We look to Yelp or Travel Advisor or Google when selecting a restaurant, hotel or other venue of entertainment.  We look to sites like Angies' List or Home Advisor or HealthGrades to find the highest rated professionals to...

The month of October is set aside as the time to learn how to behave around people who live with disabilities.  Disabilites may be seen as in having to use a wheel chair or crutches.  You may know people who have unseen disabilities such as...

From a press release on June 1, 2017 from Imprint Plus: To determine how important it is for customers to know the names of the persons they are doing business with, Imprint Plus, leading manufacturer of customized reusable name badge and signage systems, sponsored a random...

With the proliferation of open-space offices, the ones without doors or barriers between desks, business etiquette is more important than ever.  Here are the top etiquette rules to follow so that your and your colleagues' days go well. Don't talk louder on the phone than...

  ​ Be aware of what your body language is saying about you to others. Your body language is at anytime a reflection of how you feel about your life, your personal history, what you are doing, where you are and who you are with.  You cannot hide...

Pew protocol tips for Mass manners These guidelines are offered by Ambassador Protocol, a company that offers etiquette training, part of which promotes increased awareness of manners during Mass. Attire The idea of “Sunday best” should be honored; churchgoers of all ages should dress conservatively....

This video illustrates the crisis we are sharing now and which will only get worse in interpersonal communication.  To have over 400 "Friends" and be lonely - to miss out on the richness of life for the sake of sharing the mundane of our existence;...

Pointing is confrontational, aggressive and belittling.   The person who is pointed at will become defensive and further conversation is unlikely to be positive.   There are many companies which hold high standards for customer service and expectation that their employees will follow through on executing those...

"Thank you" has an HUGE impact on people to whom we say it.  We never hear "Thank you" said enough and receiving a thank-you note is becoming "old-school".  As an etiquette expert I teach the value of the written letter and of course, the thank...

Join Cynthia Lett for the next episode of Modern Civility on BlogTalkRadio, featuring guest Ellen Shackelford. “Disability Etiquette - What You Need To Know” will air live on Tuesday, October15, at 3:30 pm EDT. Visit BlogTalkRadio to tune in live, or visit us for the recorded...

Wouldn't you agree that life is all about quality connections? Our success, happiness and well-being are largely the by products of our ability to get along well with others and cultivate positive relationships. Below is a checklist of ingredients that we discuss in our communication...

Page Six has reported that Al Jazeera America has a ban on cursing in the newsroom. Cynthia Lett and Larry Mantle of KPCC-Los Angeles discussed whether cursing is ever OK in the workplace. Some questions answered are whether people are more lenient toward...

To gain a long-term customer, you need to develop a long-term relationship with them. For a client to stay long- term, they have expectations of being treated better than others. During this week's episode of Modern Civility on BlogTalkRadio, John Breheny of Brooks Brothers Clothiers will discuss...

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...

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...

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,...