Trick or Treating: Share the basics with your kids

Trick or treating makes Halloween one of kids’ favorite days of the year. Please be mindful that as with everything else in life there is a right and a wrong way to trick or treat. It is only right that Scarlet helps you by giving you a few tips that will aid in knowing the…

Finger Food Etiquette: The Basics

Have you ever attended a party or meeting where finger foods were served and you struggled with how to properly eat them while enjoying them to the fullest. Before Scarlet learned the rules and guidelines dealing with finger foods, she was often reluctant to eat at particular events. When she did eat, she often looked…

Be a good Houseguest!

This past weekend Scarlet took a mini road trip, to visit her Alma Mater for Homecoming and partake in all the festive activities! She had a wonderful time staying with friends in the college town and reminiscing about the college days that were fun filled for her. As usual, Scarlet cannot go anywhere without her proper…

Quick Tips: Remembering Names

It happens to the best of us, you’re talking to one person and another person you know walks up but you’ve forgotten their name, so you don’t introduce them to the other person. This is often an uncomfortable situation for both you and everyone else involved. Scarlet knows that there are many things that can…

Unsatisfied Customer Etiquette

In honor of customer service week, it’s only right that scarlet discuss  her struggles with customers while on the job as a customer service representative in a local grocery store.  As a teenager, Scarlet worked at a local grocery store to get both job experience and make some money so that she would be able…

Mobile Manners

Scarlet is generally a happy person, who very rarely lets others actions irritate her. But one of the things that tend to get under her skin is people that not only answer but also hold full conversations on their cell phones during a meal. An emergency totally understandable, but apologize beforehand for having to answer…

Introduce your Guest with Flair

Let’s say you’re at a social gathering…you’re going with someone you’ve known for a while. You see another friend there, and you invite him or her to come on over to where your friend is and meet the two of you. Now it’s time for introductions, who handles this gesture? The role of a boss,…

The Art of Giving Compliments

Paying someone a compliment can be a natural practice for some people while others may find giving a compliment rather difficult. This practice of giving compliments is critical to building relationships as well as encouraging other people. It is definitely easy once you have an idea of how to go about it. Pay attention to positive…

Do you Always say Thank You?

Have you ever given a gift or went out of your way to do something for someone and wondered why you never received any type of thank you in return? People seem to underestimate the power of a “thank you.” It is a simple gesture that means so much. Remember to thank others for their…

Manners Matter

Scarlet had a wonderful weekend facilitating etiquette courses for some of today’s Detroit youth.It’s amazing when you realize just how big on an impact your words as well as your presence can have on an individual. This experience did make me think about the value of manners in today world. Do we still teach our…