Category Archives: Business Etiquette

Interview Questions – “Tell me about yourself?”

This interview question used to be my least favorite of all the possible interview questions out there.  At first, it appears to vague.   However, if you give it some thought, it is a wonderful opportunity to sell yourself.  It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Business Presentations – Arrive Early

When giving a business presentation, plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow yourself enough time to do a technical check and an overview of the presentation room. Technical Checklist: 1. Do you have power? 2. Are there … Continue reading

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Time Management – Specify the Meeting Time

Try to avoid co-workers or colleagues taking away your valuable work time by practicing the following time management skill. The next time an individual asks to schedule a meeting time to go over something, set specific starting and ending times. … Continue reading

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Forgetting Names

We have all, at some point in time, had a memory lapse and forgotten some one’s name when greeting them.  When this happens to you, don’t be ashamed, you’re a typical human being. The best policy to follow when you’ve … Continue reading

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Closet Staples for Men

Men should make an investment purchase for a few must-haves in their closets.  These items may be worn for business meetings, job interviews, social events, and religious ceremonies.  By initially spending a little bit more for quality clothing and accessories, … Continue reading

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How to Respond to a Request for Money

If you are in a position to loan someone money and feel comfortable doing so, that’s great.  Make sure you have a written statement that states the date the loan is to be paid back and the amount of interest, … Continue reading

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Go the Extra Mile

I recently made a purchase at a retail store and after the sales associate completed my transaction, she walked out from behind the counter, handed my bag to me, and with a sincere smile said, “Thank you for shopping here.  … Continue reading

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Make Your Boss Look Good

Regardless of your job or career field, it is important to be your boss’s public relations specialist.  It is your responsibility to make your boss look good within the company and to clients outside the company.  Any disagreement or ill … Continue reading

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Men Need Manicures Too

Gentlemen, manicures are not a grooming process for women only.  It’s important for men to have handsome hands. They will be noticed in a professional environment as well as a social or dating environment.   Ladies do not find dirty hands … Continue reading

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Begin Meetings On Time

Scheduled meetings should begin on time. Do not wait for late comers unless it is a client or boss.  Waiting for late comers is rude to the individuals who arrived on time and sends a message that it is all … Continue reading

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