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Why Do We Pull Out A Lady’s Chair?

Have you ever wondered why we pull out a lady’s chair as she is being seated at the dinner table? This act of social etiquette stemmed from the days when the attire of high society women was so elaborate and … Continue reading

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10 Habits of Genuinely Charming People

LinkedIn Influencer Jeff Haden published this post originally on LinkedIn. Sure, everyone knows blunt, impolite, and even rude people who are somehow extremely successful. I know a bunch of them. But since we’re all more likely to build professional and personal relationships and … Continue reading

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Can You Answer This?

While teaching a class about proper introductions at an elementary school, one of the students asked me the following question: “What if I have to  introduce the Pope and the President some day?  Whose name is spoken first?” I’m thrilled … 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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Dayton Daily News – Ideas & Voices Article – 3-11-12

AN EXPERT OPINION It’s easier to blame others than to look at ourselves By Sandra Hyde As an etiquette coach, I am frequently asked if Americans are less civil today than in the past. It’s difficult to answer this question … 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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Fast Food Restaurants: Know What You Want Before Approaching the Cashier

Fast food restaurants do their very best to deliver food fast.  People patronize these restaurants because they expect to get their food quickly.  Please help the restaurant maintain fast service by having an idea of what you want before you … Continue reading

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Concert/Theater Courtesy

I attended a Christmas concert a few nights ago and was shocked at the inconsiderate behavior of the audience members.  People stood up and walked around during the performance with no regard to other audience members or the performing group.  … Continue reading

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What NOT to Wear – Personal Grooming Tips

You should always look presentable when you leave your house.   This doesn’t mean you have to be dressed to the nines, but do take the time and effort to look presentable.  You never know who you might run into – … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Replace the Paper!

It doesn’t matter if it’s computer paper, paper towels, fax paper, copier paper or toilet paper.  If you use the last sheet or see the paper level is getting low, always remember to replace or refill it.  If you’re in … Continue reading

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