“Good afternoon Gloria. Your post on the proper placement of lapel pins was a great break from the often-dry reading, thank you! I’ve been looking for a Business Etiquette authority to add content to my magazine on a regular basis.” Melodie C. Miller, Publisher, Las Vegas AGENT Magazine.
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This blog introduces my guest columnist works for “Success Profiles Magazine” and “Las Vegas Agent Magazine”. In addition to the columns, this blog will also share helpful and timely “Viewpoints”.
Knowingly or unknowingly, some people cross an unethical line by justifying the action at the time. But justification does not make it right— “everybody does it so why shouldn’t I?” Some question whether “getting away with it” is …
Do you find texting and taking calls at business meal meetings distracting and disrespectful? How about just plain rude? Unfortunately, the practice has gained traction over time and thus has become a part of
Do you ever wonder where all the National (or International) Awareness Month (or Day) notices are generated? The idea is to put a special focus or observance on humanity and/or a special historical moment. Make every day a special awareness day! Start by
Are we so caught up in the need to recycle that we do the same with gifts? Simply stated, “regifting” refers to receiving a gift that you do not want and then pass it on as a gift to someone else — so as not to “waste” the gift. Depending upon how it is handled, […]
A discussion group recently posted that the phrase “Bon appétit” is no longer in vogue as a toast to begin a meal and, in fact, has not been for years. It seems that this rumor was started by a past edition of the New York Times. “Bon appétit” (literally, good appetite) is defined as: “A […]
We all look at different situations differently. And our different viewpoints come from how each and every one of us thinks. How much the way we think differs is influenced by cultural predispositions, gender-related opinions, our particular family (or work) history, or our age and experience—these differences will vary greatly. The bottom line is that
How often have you walked into an auditorium, church, or banquet hall looking for an empty chair, only to find one occupied by a personal item that implied, “This seat is saved.” In truth, it was not actually being saved; it was just being used as a makeshift desk. But you continued to wander the […]
Are you challenged or anticipate being challenged by the short attention span of the new Facebook generation? Society now refers to this generation (those born after 1995) as the Linkster Generation. Every generation brings a unique perspective to the workplace, and with that perspective comes a label (e.g., Generation X, Generation Y, Millenniums, Baby Boomers). […]
Imagine a media world that gave us the good news first, a media that made good news the priority and minimized the bad news. Good deeds happen in every society all over the world, but we rarely read or hear about them. What are people doing to help make their societies a better, safer, and […]