Category Archives: Etiquette Tips

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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Re-gifting Rules

I am not an advocate of re-gifting.  However, I know re-gifting is a common practice during the holiday season.  If you must re-gift, here are a few guidelines to follow: Don’t re-gift used items.  Gifts must be new and in … Continue reading

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Give Driving 100% of Your Attention

When we sit behind a steering wheel, we are taking on the responsibility of propelling at least a ton of metal through space.  The higher the speed, the higher the force of impact that ton of metal has on any … Continue reading

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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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Ask Permission Before Posting a Photo

Not everyone is thrilled to have their photo posted on a social media site.   Always ask permission before posting a photo of someone. Social media sites are a great way to share photos, however, save this opportunity for your individual … Continue reading

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Don’t Text in the Movie Theater

You may think texting in the movie theater offers a quiet way for you to communicate without disturbing other audience members, however, the back-light glow from your device is very distracting. If you must text, leave the theater.  Otherwise, wait … Continue reading

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Flirtation in the Workplace

It is good practice to keep your personal life separate from your professional life.  Resist temptation to flirt with or date a co-worker. Occasionally, it is difficult for someone to resist the temptation to flirt and their object of attention … Continue reading

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The American “O.K.” Sign – Hand Gesture Etiquette

When Americans form a circle with their thumb and first finger, with the remaining three fingers pointing upward, they are communicating the message everything is okay or good.  This is one of the most recognized hand gestures in the American … 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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