Category Archives: Holiday Etiquette

The Etiquette of Cold and Flu Season

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Tis the season to be jolly, but tis also the season for colds and flu. That makes it the season to practice the etiquette of cold and flu for your sake and that of others. While you are spreading joy and goodwill, be careful that you are not spreading germs as well. At this time

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Ten Tips for Surviving the Holiday Office Party

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It’s inevitable—the annual holiday office party. You can pretty much count on it every year. This year approximately 75% of bosses are planning to treat their employees to what they deem to be a festive celebration. For some, this is a much anticipated and eagerly awaited event. For others, not so much. They would rather

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Should You Talk Politics at the Holiday Dinner?

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It goes without saying that this has been a difficult year with a contentious presidential primary. You probably thought that peace would be restored once the election process was final. Wrong. In many ways, it has only gotten worse.  Do you dare talk politics during this holiday season? Before the election, there were those who

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Holiday Business Etiquette Q & A

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It's holiday time again, and as always, there are the usual confusing situations that present themselves. We spend a significant amount of this hectic time worrying about the details. I have gathered a number of the most frequently asked questions that I receive during the holidays from friends, family, clients and media. Prepare to find

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The Holiday Tipping Point

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Are you confused about whom to tip and how much during this holiday season? Holiday tipping has become a tradtition. It is the way we show those who provide us with valuable service throughout the year that we appreciate them and what they do for us.

Holiday Etiquette – So Many Questions

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Are you confused about the do's and don'ts of business etiquette during the holidays? Do you wonder about the rules for sending holiday greeting cards, how to handle yourself at the office party and what to do about gift-giving in the office? If so, this week's newsletter holds the answers to many of your questions.

The Etiquette Rules for Corporate Gifts

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Choosing a gift for your colleagues and clients during the holiday season can be a challenging task. It is not easy to come up with the perfect present while following business protocol for corporate gifts. Whether you head for the mall, haul out those holiday catalogs or go online, the following tips should guide you

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The Etiquette for Holiday Flying

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Holiday season is here, and many of us will be traveling. Whichever mode of transportation you choose, take plenty of patience and tolerance with you, especially if you will be flying. The behavior of the flying public seems to have fallen to a new low. Having flown across the US last week on four different

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Is Your Business Etiquette Ready for the Holidays?

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Everywhere you turn this week and last, somebody somewhere is reminding you that summer is over. Fall is here, no matter what the temperature is where you are, and it is time to focus on work. There is no more serious vacation time until the holiday season arrives. And, folks, it will be here before

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