Doing business internationally is often like treading on dangerous and unfamiliar ground. If you have ever been to Disney World, you are probably acquainted with the attraction, “It’s a Small World.” In the event that you have taken that short musical boat ride, you can no doubt recall the words and hum the melody. If
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
It’s not exactly spring yet when a young man’s (or young woman’s) fancy turns to love, but it is the month of romance. There is Valentine’s Day. And bonus! This is also Leap Year when traditionally a woman can propose to a man—a custom that goes back to the 5th century. Perhaps your fancy is
House guests come in all shapes and sizes, personalities of every type and with a variety of manners from the sublime to the ridiculous. They may be friends, relatives or business associates. They could be invited for their friendship, relationship or out of obligation. The good house guest is the one who arrives with kindness
There is no doubt about it—social networking, or social media, is all the buzz. A report by Forrester’s Research indicates that 51% of online Americans have joined a social network. Another 73% are consuming some form of social content on a regular basis. People are connecting with, listening to, following and collaborating with each other
Everyone knows, or thinks they know, that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. I don't completely believe that. Many times you do get a second chance. You may have the opportunity to meet another time with that interviewer, your new supervisor or the prospective client. Of course, the goal is
Do you sometimes feel tipsy during the holidays? Most of us do, and not from all the holiday parties—it’s from all the holiday tipping. This is another seasonal tradition that seems to have taken on new life. Tipping those people who serve us in a regular basis throughout the year has become customary during the
Our email business etiquette has suffered another blow with the proliferation of mobile devices. From smartphones to iPhones, androids to iPads, a vast number of people are overlooking the rules of manners when they use these convenieint devices.
Have you ever wondered why you didn't get hired, have a low referred rate or been passed over for a promotion? The simple answer may lie in your "soft skills" or business etiquette.