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The Art of Making Conversation as We Return to Socializing

By |2022-05-02T15:03:24-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Culture, Gracious Living, Houseguest Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

  Photo by fauxels from Pexels by Sharon Schweitzer, Culture & Etiquette Coach As more folks are headed to work mixers, neighborhood cookouts, and soccer games with the kiddos, we are receiving questions about making conversation. What are the best ways to introduce yourself and others in a social or work gathering? How [...]

Galentine’s Day 2022

By |2022-02-05T10:15:37-06:00February 6th, 2022|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Lifestyle|

Image: Screenshot: courtesy NBC, Parks and Recreation YouTube. Hearts: stock.adobe.com By Vitaliy “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year…ladies celebrating ladies.” – Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation Last year we talked about Galentine’s Day, and this year it has grown to be even bigger. On February 13th, the day [...]

Top 6 Etiquette Tips for Dating in 2022

By |2022-02-04T14:16:14-06:00February 4th, 2022|Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Social Etiquette|

Image by Katerina Holmes 1. Consider a low-key coffee, tea, a walk, or a drink instead of dinner Instead of meeting for dinner on the first date, choose an activity that is potentially shorter, and more relaxed like a walk or a coffee. That way, if you realize after 45 minutes that you [...]

National Clean Off Your Desk Day 2022

By |2022-01-09T18:43:05-06:00January 9th, 2022|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Goals, Lifestyle, Office Culture|

Photo by Ken Tomita from Pexels Marie Kondo would be unhappy with us from time to time - from our technology to our beverage cups, our workspace can easily become untidy. Monday, January 10th is an excellent day to declutter and organize your home or office work space. Annually, on the second Monday of [...]

Holiday Tipping as the Pandemic Grinds on in 2021

By |2021-11-04T15:38:44-05:00November 4th, 2021|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

A holiday tip is a way to express gratitude for the past year of loyalty and service. As the pandemic grinds on, personal circumstances continue to evolve, and it is important to avoid overextending yourself financially to tip others. During the holidays, if you can be a little more generous, it is kind and considerate. [...]

5 Tips for Self-Improvement 2021

By |2021-08-20T18:00:57-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels Self-Improvement is the search to become a better person in life. The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary defines self-improvement as “the process by which a person improves their knowledge, status, character, etc. by their own efforts.” This may involve improving mental and physical health within your personal and professional life. Some examples include enhancing nutrition, [...]

8 Culture & Etiquette Tips for National Courtesy Month

By |2021-08-17T12:19:03-05:00August 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

Photo by Prasanth Inturi from Pexels Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; the third is to be kind.                 ~Henry James, American-British Author In our evolving Covid-19 world, it’s not hard to find rude people. You’ll encounter them at home, online, at school, and [...]

Navigating Vaccine Conversations

By |2021-08-04T16:06:49-05:00August 4th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

  Image by hakan german from Pixabay With free COVID-19 vaccines readily available to any person over 12 years of age in the U.S., and not everyone choosing to partake – it is a tricky conversation to navigate. With the Delta variant surging and the general unpredictability of the virus, it’s become downright awkward navigating this conversation with colleagues, [...]

12 White Wine Etiquette Tips for National White Wine Day

By |2021-08-03T14:30:18-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Dining, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Image by Sharon Schweitzer Experts trace the origins of wine back 7500 years to what is today known as Iran. This beverage was known to have been enjoyed long before then; however, there isn’t specific evidence available. In current times, we enjoy numerous wine varietals. Today, we celebrate National White Wine day and share [...]

9 Etiquette Tips for National Cell Phone Courtesy Month 2021

By |2021-06-24T14:43:28-05:00June 30th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

  Image by Leo_65 from Pixabay Mobile phones are an integral part of our everyday life and leaving home without them can leave us feeling naked and even anxious. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on our mobile habits. Let’s maximize the benefits of our [...]

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