Hanky panky nothing. If I talk to one more person with a cold and cough, I may start giving out cough drops as hostess gifts. It’s this time of year that I become a germaphobe. Any way you slice it, sneezing in public is messy and noisy, ... Read More »
When communicating with others in the business world, be sure what you say and write has impact. Here are tips for both verbal and written communications.
• Speak clearly (don’t mumble) and loud enough (but not too loud), while standing or sitting ... Read More »
“I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” —Steve Jobs
No. Nyet. Non. Nein. No matter you say it, the meaning is still the same, but this tiny word can be very hard to say. What is it about ... Read More »
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will lead you there. —Lewis Carroll
Orange may be the new black, but India is saffron, indigo, marigold and emerald all rolled into one. The colors hit your senses at every turn, as does the sheer ... Read More »
The Bar Mitzvah is to the Jews as Confirmation is to several Christian denominations. It occurs when a Jewish boy turns thirteen, and it takes place on the first Saturday after that birthday. The Bar Mitzvah, meaning “son of the commandment,” is used to denote both the ceremony ... Read More »
Put your best foot forward, because it’s all about the first impression. Remember: You only have one shot! There are three B’s for every interview: Be prepared, be polite, and be on time. But here are 20 more specific steps to a successful interview:
1. Learn ... Read More »
When was the last time someone in your party asked for a separate restaurant check? Well, it’s still done every day, but it’s a pain for the servers, and some restaurants won’t do it at all. Splitting the check by each person handing over his or her ... Read More »
As a former music major, classical music is emotionally overwhelming for me. So naturally my experience is spoiled when a performance is interrupted by a cell phone ringing or someone unwrapping candy. Fortunately, at live performances we are reminded that phones and pagers must be turned off before ... Read More »
During my term as director of protocol for the city and county of San Francisco, HRH Prince Andrew paid a visit to the city. As dictated by British protocol, I was not allowed to speak to the prince until first spoken to. This was difficult, seeing that ... Read More »
Ever feel queasy about going to an event where you don’t know other guests? Talking to strangers does not come naturally to many people, but it’s important to learn to do so. Social events are your opportunity to make new friends and business acquaintances.
Here are ... Read More »