Mr. Telephone Man, There’s Something Wrong With My Manners

Ok, so, instead of approaching this from the normal standpoint of rattling off how you’re making your friends, family and co-workers feel crappy when you stay plastered to your phone while you’re in a face to face conversation with them, I’m going to do something different. Because clearly, that first approach just isn’t working… But…

Boundaries Save Careers

What is a simple 5 letter word that links us to other people all over the word, shapes and guides our everyday conversations and connects us to people who we have both personal and professional relationships online and in person? SHARE It’s pretty hard to peruse any website or social media platform and not see the word, share. It’s…

Did You Steal My Problem?

Are you a fixer? Do you hear people’s challenges and problems, then immediately go into “fix it” mode? Being a problem solver is indeed a unique and important skill, but if it’s applied at an inappropriate time, it’s counterproductive. Now, let me be fully transparent in saying that, I am absolutely a fixer, so when…

You Can Survive The Company Holiday Party!

It’s Company Holiday Party Time! You are either excited about it or loathing the idea of having to spend yet another couple of hours with people who you have to already spend the majority of your life with. (Hopefully your situation is the former and not the latter) Either way, I support you and I want…

Why Exactly Did You Introduce Us?

                        Are you a connector? Are there people who you know that you want to ensure are connected with other great people that you know? Of course you do – who does not want to connect people and make magic happen? But see, the problem happens…

I Thought You Said This Was A Party…

Let me first start by saying, there is nothing wrong with being a network marketer. I don’t want the massive network marketing community to reign down upon us. Ok, – all clear here? Now, let us proceed! Network marketing or MLM (multi level marketing) certainly has its perks. I’m not here to argue that, but…

Does Your Date Deserve An Introduction?

Just about a week ago, my friend Justin Kimpson extended an invitation to attend the Ford Freedom Award event  at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.  I was already scheduled to be in town teaching dining etiquette for Deloitte, so the timing could not have been better. Now, we have been friends for quite some time,…

Hey! Dinner Party Over Here!

This is the look of an excited dinner party hostess! In t-minus 3 days, I’ll host a wonderful dinner party for 10 and kick off a partnership with Hello Fresh! I’m not sharing just to share…I’d like you to consider coming to a dinner party in the future. Interested in attending a fun, engaging, swanky…

I’ll Support You… If I Can Get A Discount

Who pays the full price for anything anymore? Let’s face it…we are all trying to find a way to stay within our budgets, exceed goals and advance to what’s next, all with a particular (usually limited) amount of resources, right? So, trying to cut corners and take advantage of discounts, deals or promotions is pretty…

How To Entertain Like a Boss! National Etiquette Week – Day 5

The E-Word – entertain, can really rattle some people. If you are used to being the guest versus being the host(ess), even considering entertaining family and friends may shake you up a bit. Contrarily, if you are the master host who regularly has family and friends over, today’s post will merely be a refresher, with perhaps a…