The information highway is busier than ever. The only downtime that seems to exist is when our phones are turned off. With texting, social media channels, and emails galore, simplifying our messaging seems in order.
Have you ever been on the ... Read More »
Circa 1999. Year one of my etiquette business and busy working at my new desk and non handsfree landline.
Some rules may go out of style, but good manners never do. And although the rules of etiquette change faster ... Read More »
We are probably all guilty of failing to RSVP promptly or even at all. It’s one of those things we tend to put off, especially when we have to send regrets. I have yet to meet a friend, client, or caterer who does not complain about late or ... Read More »
I met President Clinton twice during the time I worked for the City and County of San Francisco. He was more charming than I could have imagined. Upon our first meeting, I had to remind myself that I was about to shake hands with the leader of ... Read More »
E-cards are a growing presence on the Internet, but according to statistics they still generate only a fraction of the traffic of paper cards. E-cards are easy to send, they are often well designed, and many of them are free. The downsides of e-cards? They raise electronic security ... Read More »
Name Tag Etiquette
If you attend cocktail parties or other events where networking is the name of the game, name tags or badge holders can be lifesavers. Providing well-printed name tags is one of the most effective investments you can make if you’re holding a networking ... Read More »
Today the world is divided into two groups of people: those born in the paper age, and those born in the digital one. I am in the former group. Some of us might not be comfortable sending invitations online, but whether we like it or not, welcome to ... Read More »
After waiting nine long months for a baby to arrive, most parents are excited to share their news with family and friends. Birth announcements make the event official. Here are some tips on how/and what to share in one.
Birth announcements and personal notations? It’s not ... Read More »
Knowing the rules of etiquette allows us to feel comfortable and confident in every social situation we encounter. Etiquette is not frivolous; it’s based on common sense. It’s really all about how to get along with other people by treating them the way you would like to be ... Read More »