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How to Improve your People Skills and Small Talk Ability

August 13, 2018  |   0 Comment
How to Improve your People Skills and Small Talk Ability

Soft skills are very important to your professional success. Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.  It also refers to one’s people skills, which includes your character, personality and competence. Small talk is a very important people skill. According to the Encarta World Dictionary, small talk is polite conversation about ...

10 Etiquette Tips to Help you Shine at Business Cocktail Receptions

August 01, 2018  |   0 Comment
10 Etiquette Tips to Help you Shine at Business Cocktail Receptions

In business, many important events take place after traditional work hours.  After-hours business cocktail receptions are a valuable venue for networking and provide the opportunity to connect with new people and build relationships. The key to your success is knowing how to work the event! When attending a business cocktail reception, the messages you project through your professional ...

2018 National Etiquette Week

June 04, 2018  |   0 Comment
2018 National Etiquette Week

"Good manners reflect something from inside--an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self."  -  Emily Post It’s National Etiquette Week (NEW).  As a graduate and alumni of the Protocol School of Washington, I value the opportunity to promote this week and encourage a daily observation to the importance of etiquette! NEW was established in 1997 by ...

Wedding Guest Etiquette

May 30, 2018  |   0 Comment
Wedding Guest Etiquette

Wedding season is here! If you are invited to a wedding, your main role as a wedding guest is to attend the celebration with an attitude of consideration and respect for your hosts and their very special day.  Here are 5 tips to help you demonstrate this: 1. RSVP  Immediately RSVP is French for “please respond” (répondez s’il vous plaît). ...

Dressing Room Etiquette: 5 Tips to Consider When Trying on Clothes

May 07, 2018  |   0 Comment
Dressing Room Etiquette: 5 Tips to Consider When Trying on Clothes

Have you ever considered that your behaviour when shopping and trying on clothing in a dressing room can have a positive or negative impact on others, such as a Sales Associate or another customer? Here are 5 do’s and don’ts to consider the next time you go shopping and are trying on clothing to ensure your dressing ...