Category Archives: Cell Phone Etiquette

What are Those Rules of Cell Phone Courtesy Again?

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July is national cell phone courtesy month, founded in 2002. Over the past 11 years, much has been written and much has been said about cell phone courtesy. You would think by now people would understand the polite and courteous ways to use their cell phones. But we know they don't. There are still thousands

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The Etiquette of Cell Phones and Symphonies

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It happened again.  A cell phone rang in the midst of a concert, and this time it made all the national media, including several international publications. It seems that while the New York Philharmonic Orchestra was playing Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, a cell phone began to ring.  The proud new owner of an iPhone had set

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Turn Off That Cell Phone! Business Etiquette Matters

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You just can't get away from them.  Everywhere you go cell phones are ringing, vibrating and lighting up. Almost everyone has one in hand, on the meeting room table, and always at the ready. They are hurting business, reputations and relationships.  One of those businesses might be yours. Recently I was part of a team

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National Cell Phone Courtesy Observance Month

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I just came across an article titled "There is a Month for That: National Cell Phone Courtesy Observance" written by Deborah St. Thomas and published in the North Branford Patch. I am delighted that someone is calling attention to the need for courtesy while using cell phones; however I feel the same way about this as I did when

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Don’t Tweet From The Church

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Don't tweet from the church.  That's the headline from an article published by the Associated Press today. Who ever would have thought that the time would come when people would have to be told not to take their cell phones to the royal wedding or if they do, to turn them off and certainly not to tweet

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Ignoring Cell Phone Etiquette Can Cost You Business

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Did you know that July is National Cell Phone Month? It was founded as a means to market cell phone etiquette, not as a way to promote the sale of mobile phones.  Selling those little hand-held communication devices does not seem to be a problem.  They are more common than the house fly and spreading

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How about a Little Cell Phone Etiquette?

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Did you know that July is cell phone courtesy month?  Established as such in 2002, I have to admit that I haven't seen many people practicing cell phone etiquette. Those of us who speak and write about business and personal etiquette are constantly harping on the use and abuse of cell phones.  We tend to

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Cell Phone Manners

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Last week I accompanied a friend to a doctor's office. The waiting room was packed. People were sitting on the floor, leaning against the wall and slumped over furniture. A few of the lucky ones had chairs. Everyone looked miserable. For the most part the only sounds were moaning, sniffling and coughing. I must admit

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