Social Etiquette

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 [...]

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 [...]

Regifting Customs & Etiquette in the US

By |2021-12-17T10:33:01-06:00December 16th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, gift-giving, Gracious Living, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Image by Julia Volk on Pexels Regifting occurs when someone gives a gift that was previously given to them by someone else. At its heart, regifting lacks integrity because the original gift recipient is repurposing a gift that was especially chosen just for them – to a different person. In U.S. culture, regifting [...]

Sharon Schweitzer’s Holiday Card Etiquette 2021

By |2021-12-09T00:48:24-06:00December 9th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Holiday Season, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Image by Biljana Jovanovic from Pixabay A new Shutterfly poll, conducted by Ipsos, has revealed that two in five U.S. Americans plan to send out holiday cards or give personalized gifts to connect this 2021 holiday season, a significant increase of nearly 24% from 2020. So, during this pandemic holiday season, individuals, families, and [...]

Texas Wine Month & Wine Sommeliers 2021

By |2021-10-26T19:04:05-05:00October 26th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Dining, Social Etiquette, Wine Etiquette|

Image by Tim Bigger from Pixabay In honor of Texas Wine month, let’s close October by celebrating Texas sommeliers and wine. Many folks don’t realize that our Texas wine region is the second largest in the U.S., right behind Napa, California. Texas expert Drew Hendricks, co-founder of the Texas Sommeliers Association offered his opinion [...]

National Coffee Day: 10 Tips from Our Baristas

By |2021-09-27T13:46:07-05:00September 27th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Photo by Tim Douglas from Pexels What would we do without our baristas? The chipper people who make our coffee shop experience delightful. In honor of National Coffee Day, September 29, 2021, we asked our local baristas for insight into making a better coffee house experience for all. Coffee shop popularity shines a [...]

10 ETIQUETTE TIPS FOR VISITING MUSEUMS

By |2021-09-18T10:59:21-05:00September 18th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Image: silosandsmokestacks.org Many people are ready to venture out and explore the world again. A recent study at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) in Germany has determined that the risk of COVID-19 transmission is far lower in museums and theaters than in supermarkets, restaurants, offices, or public transportation. Since today is Smithsonian Magazine [...]

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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