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Personal Problems in a Professional Setting

Do not bring personal problems to the office.  Leave them at home. If your coworkers are your friends, wait until you are outside the office to discuss  your personal matters.

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Michelle Obama’s DNC Dress Inappropriate

The dress First Lady Michelle Obama selected to wear to deliver her speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention was absolutely lovely.  It was flattering, well fitted, flowed nicely, and striking in color. However, the sleeveless choice was not appropriate … Continue reading

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Match Communication Levels

Always respond to communication with the same or higher level of communication. For example, if you receive a phone message, respond with a phone call or a face-to-face contact.  Do not respond to a phone call with an e-mail.  It … Continue reading

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Texting Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts

Texting is quickly becoming the standard of choice for communication in our society.   Here are a few tips to make sure you are following your manners when texting and not being rude: Don’t text while driving.  It’s dangerous.  A quick … Continue reading

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Always Be a Good Ambassador

It is easy to forget we are always representing someone or something.   It may be your family, your company, your school, or most importantly, and frequently overlooked, yourself. Whenever we are in public or on social media, it is imperative … Continue reading

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Be Considerate When Sending Large E-mail Attachments

Please don’t send a large e-mail attachment without the recipient’s approval or prior knowledge. You don’t want to annoy someone because their computer is inoperable while they wait for your file to download.  It’s also possible they don’t have the … 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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Your Phone Voice in the Office

When speaking on the phone in an office setting, make an effort to keep the volume of your voice down. This is especially critical in  open office spaces or those with cubicles. Remember, your co-workers have their own work to … 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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Obscene Language in the Office

Obscene language is never appropriate in the office environment or any professional setting.  If you let obscenities fly, you may offend someone or ruin your opportunity for promotion.

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