Sometimes the things I see and hear while traveling on business seem too surreal to be true. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with this story from my travels… This really happened.
At a recent networking event, a young man named Tony told me he edged out the competition to land a plum job at a Fortune 100 firm.
Are courtesy and professionalism just facades that you show in the office, or a true reflection of the authentic you? Let me share a true story …
Yet another story that proves the importance of visual signals and polishing your package…
I’m always fascinated by things that people don’t realize about themselves, things that might be significantly impacting their careers in a less-than-positive way. These bad mannerisms, wardrobe “malfunctions,” etc., all seem so obvious to us,...
In social media, one wrong click of a button can have potentially career-damaging consequences.
How do you handle conflict in the workplace?
This Thursday, June 26, is National Handshake Day. So, time to ensure that yours is the best it can be.
Social media gaffes by corporations and public agencies are becoming legend, just another apparently unavoidable part of the digital, live-streaming, insta-everything world we live in.
Social media doesn’t look like it’s going to disappear any time soon.
I start off today’s blog with a reminder from Mother Nature about how powerful she can be ,,,
"Electronic etiquette faux pas" -- the very phrase makes me smile.
In my last blog, I posted about summer workplace wardrobe faux pas.
We live in an increasingly rapid-fire, fast-food world. Unfortunately, it seems that a casualty of this new climate is that basic courtesies are quickly disappearing — and none more quickly than the old-fashioned thank-you note.
BRODY’s year-end holiday dinner is next week. When is yours? If it hasn’t happened yet, you can benefit from this blog ...
Have you ever met with someone who wouldn’t make any eye contact at all?
A friend who is an aspiring writer recently had a short story turned down by the editor of an online magazine. The editor was kind enough to write her a note as to why he turned down the story, and offered tips for improving it.
Have you ever found yourself in a sticky business situation?
The other day, I met with a business acquaintance at a local coffee shop with lovely outdoor seating. My colleague arrived early, and was already sitting outside with her latte when I got there.
I read a terrific article on Entrepreneur.com about business etiquette: "Fifteen Business Etiquette Rules. The tips given included many for business lunches, frequently known as “power lunches.”
What separates an outstanding salesperson from one who isn’t so good?
This might sound like a no brainer, but if you want to get to that dream job with the corner office and the other perks, you need to become the best you can possibly be at the job you currently hold. I’m not just talking about the actual skills...
T-Shirts, Sandals & Tanks … Oh My!
Is it just me, or does summertime feel more relaxed and more casual than the rest of the year?
Did you know that the last Thursday in June is National Handshake Day, according to Chase’s Calendar of Events?
OK. It’s probably not as much fun as Christmas, but here's why you should care...
Do you enjoy hearing the intimate details of complete strangers’ lives while you’re shopping, waiting for a movie to start, eating out, or simply walking down the street enjoying the spring weather?
Don’t you just hate it when someone invades your personal space?
Business etiquette, or having good manners as some would say, is not just a bunch of meaningless rules to remember; rather, it’s all about making others feel comfortable and respected. It relies on three basic tenets: logic, efficiency and...
Yesterday a stranger complimented me on my sweater.
Do you remember the classic Rock song “Big Girls Don’t Cry?” by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons -- or for those younger than I, the new version by Fergie a few years ago?
I’ve completed my electronic wish list for 2011.
Ho Ho Ho! ‘Tis the season to be jolly ….
Mother’s Day is approaching – a great time for the greeting card companies.
As little as 10 years ago, we weren’t teaching cell phone etiquette, and about 15 years ago, business casual wardrobe policies were unheard of.
But making others feel comfortable never has been been – or will be -- out of style.
Holiday time is here, and party invites are flowing.