Etiquette Tip of the Week: The Narrow Gate and Important Date
24 April 2012
Earlier in my career I worked for Sony Music, the Epic and Columbia recording labels. I started on the front phones and you can just imagine the crack-open-a-can-of-crazy people that call into a...
Etiquette Tip of the Week: Whose Name First?
17 April 2012
When introducing two people in business, usually the first name that you say is the person who is higher in rank. Example: "Joe, this is our new Vice President of Sales, Sally Sellsmore. Sally, this...
Etiquette Tip of the Week: Napkin Apps
10 April 2012
Another tip for Banquet Season: if there is an invocation or grace being said before a big banquet, wait until it is completed before you place your napkin in your lap. At a smaller occasion, such as...
Etiquette Tip of the Week: Learning Curve
03 April 2012
I met a very wise young woman who was an events planner at a luxury hotel. She had only been in the job a few months, but she spoke with enthusiasm about how much she had learned from the servers on...
Etiquette Tip of the Week: Happy Medium
13 March 2012
When out on business, whether at a cocktail party or meal, keep the rule, "All things in moderation." Order something not too expensive.Do not reach for a second roll out of the bread basket.There...
Etiquette Tip of the Week: Finger Bowl
07 March 2012
A finger bowl is a small, individual bowl of water placed before you on the table, usually before dessert. It may have a decorative flower or a slice of lemon floating in it. It may also have a doily...
Pete Leibman Talks About Why Students Must Use The Career Center
27 February 2012
Pete Leibman, Author of "I Got my Dream Job And So Can You!" and Founder of Dream Job Academy, discusses why students and recent bgrads must use the Career Center. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es85...
Etiquette Tip of the Week: Your New Best Friend
08 February 2012
When starting a job in a new workplace, know that the first person who wants to be your best friend may not be. Beware the office gossip who takes a personal interest in you, who is mining for...
Etiquette Tip of the Week: When you forget what's-his-name...
01 February 2012
Silly tricks like, "Pronounce your last name for me," just don't work. The person might respond, "It's Smmiiiiitttthhh." When you forget someone's name, don't finesse, just confess. Do not say,...
Etiquette Tip of the Week: Let Them Eat...Lunch
26 January 2012
If someone is eating lunch at his or her desk, do not loom and ask, "What's for lunch?" Do not interrupt the person and try to do business. Give them some space. Respect the lunch. It's a lot like...