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6 Fun Tips to Upgrade Your Work Style Attire

Dressing for the office is not always an easy fate to navigate. You want to look confident and professional while maintaining a sense of fashion and adhering to dress codes. Younger women should be concern about looking polished and professional, but the more mature...

The Traditional Businessman Shoe

“If you want to know if a guy is well-dressed? Look down” -- George Frazier Lace-up shoes are the most dressy with slip-on or “loafers”, boots and sandals best for casual wear. The exception is the... most formal shoe, the patent leather pump, worn with Tuxedo or...

IMAGINE THIS SCENARIO

Your company’s two biggest customers are in town for only a few hours. You must trust your new marketing director to entertain one customer at lunch, while you show the other customer around your facilities, as he has requested. Surely this won’t be a problem for your...

Business Card Protocol

“Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it.”  - Frank Tyger Your business card is part of your visual communications package. It should be given to someone in such a way that the recipient remembers the giver. Here are 10 Tips to assist you...

Business Etiquette Power Points

Very few of us have attended finishing school, and today even fewer business schools offer a class on business etiquette. You are expected to handle yourself impeccably at a cocktail party, at the dinner table and in the boardrooms where you go to promote and conduct...

Business Holiday Card Etiquette

In the season of giving and reflecting, many companies send holiday greeting cards to their colleagues and clients. This seasonal gesture is a nice way to let your recipients know that you are thinking about them and that you appreciate their business. Here are ten...

Thanksgiving Dinner Etiquette

Thanksgiving usually marks the beginning of the holiday season and it’s a time that families get together to reminisce. This can be a very pleasant time IF both host and guest mind their manners. Here are a few etiquette tips that will help to make the time together...

The Etiquette of Staying Over

Over the Thanksgiving holiday you might be invited to stay a few days at the home of a friend or family member. The first thing to do is establish what time they would like you to arrive and what you should bring – both the type of clothes you may need and if there is...

Workplace Halloween Festivity Etiquette

On October 31st we celebrate Halloween. Halloween is a day to dress up in costume, hand out candy and try to frighten each other with spooky stories. Like many holidays that are celebrated today, Halloween did not start off being celebrated in this manner – its...

Etiquette Tips That Will Show Your Professionalism

If someone does not want to do business with you because he or she doesn't like your attitude or your habits, you'll never be told that's the reason. Poor business etiquette is a silent killer. Let's be clear about what is meant by business etiquette. It has to do...

The Right Image for Your Workplace

Within many professional environments there is a silent but precise standard of dress. If not adhered to, violations of these unwritten codes may result in a stagnant career path or in extreme cases an invitation to look for another place of work. It is important to...

Stemware: White Wine, Red Wine, Magnum & Champagne Glass

“It’s is difficult to enjoy a good wine in a bad glass” – Evelyn Waugh Glass stemware is a drinking vessel made with a bowl that rests on a stem, a shape anchored by a foot. The purpose of stemware is to serve cool beverages, such as water, ice tea, and wine. Just as...

Why Bother About Your Image?

"Clothes maketh the man" ~Mark Twain "What's all this fuss about image?”  "Why should I bother about my appearance at work? Surely it's the quality and output of my work that really counts.”  "People should appreciate me for who I am on the inside, not for my clothes,...

Etiquette & Protocol – Past & Present

"Diplomacy is nothing but a lot of hot air," said a companion to French Statesman Georges Clemenceau as they rode to a peace conference. "All etiquette is hot air," said Clemenceau. "But that is what is in our automobile tires; notice how it eases the bumps" Teaching...

Business Etiquette Power Points

Very few of us have attended finishing school, and today even fewer business schools offer a class on business etiquette. You are expected to handle yourself impeccably at a cocktail party, at the dinner table and in the boardrooms where you go to promote and conduct...

Manage Your EXTENDED Image

Look around You Your work area is a direct reflection on you. If it is unkempt and disorganized, people will assume you are too. If it is full of family or other paraphernalia, your manager may assume that this is where your mind is. Everyone likes to feel comfortable...

Body Language: What you say when you are not talking

Every year thousands of businesses leave millions of dollars on the table because executives, managers, supervisors and salespeople don't know how to read body language before the message is put into words. Your body is giving out many messages at the same time. By...

The Top 12 Dining Dos & Don’t’s

The Top 12 Dining Dos:   Do try a little of everything served to you unless you know you're allergic to a certain food. Do avoid talking with your mouth full. Take small bites, and you'll find it's easier to answer questions or join in table talk. Do wait until...

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