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11 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

"Here are 11 email etiquette rules you should always follow at work."

17 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

According to Jacquelyn Smith and Vivian Giang, "Here are the most important tips on how to introduce yourself, how to dress, and what to order at restaurants from [Barbara] Pachter's book."  Ms. Pachter's book is The Essentials of Business Etiquette.

How to Gracefully Exit a Conversation

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

"It's difficult, but certainly not impossible, to gracefully exit a conversation without hurting the other person's feelings," says Maggie Zhang. "Here's some helpful advice for how to do it, gleaned from personal experience, online message boards, interviews, and advice columns: . . ." Image courtesy of pixtawan at

Etiquette Tips for International Business

Monday, August 18th, 2014 has created an infographic on the topic. To view, click on image to the left or our link below.

Etiquette – How Polite Are You?

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Nel Stavely (photo, left) writes, "However good your intentions of being polite are, there are the inevitable moments in life when you know you could easily be very impolite indeed." "Here’s how to avoid that…"

Etiquette at Work

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

This 24-slide presentation covers making a good first impression, making introductions, business card basics, navigating office politics, sharing credit, knowing your customer, listening, conflict resolution, meeting misbehavior, meeting tips, tech-etiquette blunders in meetings, netiquette, dining decorum, and messy meals. Download 31438.ppt

Business Etiquette in a 24/7 Social World

Monday, August 4th, 2014

. . . it’s no wonder that I spend a significant amount of time managing my presence on social networks. If you’re willing to embrace social networking as a means to find a job, climb your career ladder, pursue a passion or even grow a business, then be prepared to receive non-stop inbound communication. Some […]

Interview Meal Etiquette: Everything You Need to Know to Not Look Like a Fool

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Skip Freeman asks, "The purpose of the meal . . . to eat or seal the deal? All eyes are on you. Regardless of the manners of everyone else, you alone are being judged. The meal is about your ability to engage, relate and converse—not eat. You are being judged on how well you will […]

Mobile Professional Etiquette

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

As mobile users continue to rise, mobile usage etiquette, continues to head south. . . . Here are some  tips for mobile professional etiquette that will help you, at least, not leave someone feeling offended or uncomfortable when you’re interacting with your mobile phone. Image: Ambro / Read the full article . . .

Email Etiquette and Shared Workstations

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

At work stations where staff share PCs, what is the proper response should one staff member find the open work-related email of another staff member, which has not yet been closed? (At my job the second person knowingly typed a message in the others email, sending from him to him, and acknowledging in the message […]

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