20 December, 2016

Cocktail Party Etiquette Tips for Food and Drinks

By | 2016-12-20T15:44:08+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Business Etiquette, Social Etiquette|2 Comments

'Tis the season for holiday parties and festive gatherings! Whether your attending you're attending fancy New Year's Eve soiree, or a fun and lively office holiday party, follow these cocktail party etiquette tips to look sophisticated at all your shindigs this holiday season! Cocktail Party Etiquette Tip #1: Don't call your event a "cocktail party" [...]

2 August, 2016

Ask the Modern Etiquette Coach: “As a Guy, When Can I Go In For the Hug/Kiss?”

By | 2017-11-01T20:15:18+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Business Etiquette, Office Etiquette|0 Comments

Q: As a guy, when is it OK to go in for a hug with a female business acquaintance or colleague? Is it ever OK to do the European-style cheek kiss with a woman? What do women think of that?  -Justin (entertainment exec) A: To answer the first question, in this decade it’s acceptable to initiate a [...]

2 February, 2015

6 Criteria to Consider When Picking a Restaurant for a Client Dinner

By | 2016-11-06T11:40:31+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Business Etiquette, Dining Etiquette|2 Comments

A good client dinner should make all parties (you/your team and your client/client’s team) feel relaxed and comfortable. Regardless of how much business is actually discussed, here are 6 considerations to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time. Criteria #1: Make sure the restaurant can reserve a table for you. It’d be a disaster to show up [...]

1 January, 2015

New Year’s Resolution: 4 Tips for an Organized Office

By | 2016-11-06T11:40:33+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Business Etiquette, Office Etiquette|0 Comments

When I was working in corporate, one thing I noticed about the most successful people in the organizations I worked for (and success is not solely defined by rank or position) was that they had clean, well-organized desks and offices. When I would walk into an office that was a mess with piles of papers [...]

5 August, 2014

Don’t Be THAT Guy With Your Napkin

By | 2016-11-06T11:40:33+00:00 August 5th, 2014|Business Etiquette, Dining Etiquette|0 Comments

Whether paper or cloth or some other material (kitchen towels at a BBQ joint, even), napkins can make or break your image in the eyes of your dining companions. If you’ve ever eaten with an associate who is not brushed up on his etiquette, most likely his napkin was a large part of the problem. [...]

1 July, 2014

Ask Maggie: “Where Should I Put a Clip-Style Nametag When I’m Not Wearing a Shirt or Jacket With a Collar?”

By | 2016-11-06T11:40:34+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Business Etiquette|0 Comments

Q: What should a woman do when she has to wear a clip-style nametag, but she’s not wearing a suit jacket? I always have this issue at academic conferences. Most women end up wearing the nametags on their purses, on the bottom of their shirts, or on the waistband of their pants or skirt. What [...]

6 May, 2014

6 Tips for Looking Like a Boss in Your Emails: Part III

By | 2016-11-06T11:40:34+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Business Etiquette, Office Etiquette|0 Comments

Click here to read Part I and here to read Part II of this three-part series with six tips for making your e-mails project an image that you are professional and in-charge. […]