Etiquette

Road Race Etiquette Tips

There are several aspects to road racing that must fall into place in order to make the event successful and proper road race etiquette often begins long before the starting gun is fired. In many cases there will be pre-race instructions included in the race package that competitors pick up when they register. It will tell them where to park so the...
Jan 17, 2015 |

Skating Rink Etiquette

All it really takes is a bit of common sense and attention to basic regulations to be up-to-date on proper skating rink etiquette. Most skating rinks will have rules posted in plain sight. Make a point of reading them especially if you've never been to that rink before. There might be rules specific to that rink only, so even if you've been to...
Jan 17, 2015 |

Black Tie Dress Etiquette

So, you received an invitation to a "black-tie" event. That's a good thing. It means that someone thinks enough of you to include you in something very special, very formal and sophisticated. But, if you've never been to a black-tie gathering, you may be wondering what to wear. At an important social event, the last thing you want to do is commit...
Jan 14, 2015 |

Book Review: The Book Of Business Etiquette by Nella Braddy Henney

When I downloaded the (free) e-book The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Braddy Henney I was fully anticipating reading a not-so-enthusiastic rendition of how to act while in business meetings, how to handle difficult clients/customers, how to put together a proper meeting for clients, etc. Because, after all, books like this aren't usually...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Impressing Your Customers - Proper Etiquette for Customer Service

In today's competitive climate, those of us in the service industry continue to improve on our customer service techniques. "Exceed Expectations," "WOW Them," "Create Value," "Offer Additional Services," "Find out what they want and then tailor your presentation to their needs." We've all heard these great buzz phrases that motivate us to win over...
Dec 24, 2014 |

20 Business Telephone Etiquette Tips

Today's technology has many advantages and a great many disadvantages. I often wonder how our society survived without a mobile telephone. I wonder how I survived without the Internet. I was connected when Prodigy was first introduced on the scene. The pharmaceutical company for which I worked provided a laptop to help me manage my territory or I...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Party Invitation Wording Etiquette

Throwing a party? The last thing you want to worry about is proper party invitation etiquette - yet, the right party invitation wording is more important than you might think. The very appearance, and your choice of words, should tell guests what they can expect from your party. A stiff, engraved card with conventional choice of words conveys a...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Career Advice: 5 Ways to Improve Your Office Etiquette

In today's relaxed workplace, employees can often use a refresher course on proper office etiquette. Fortunately, some of the etiquette rules are universal. Learning these five tips will help you adjust to a new workplace and build strong working relationships.
Dec 24, 2014 |

US Flag Etiquette

Find answers to common and uncommon questions about the United States Flag and its evolution. Information on Flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code. Patriotic poems, hymns, and essays.
Apr 4, 2016 |

Manchester’s lesson about fragile states

One connection between Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber in Manchester, England, and most of his victims was their youthful fragility. According to British authorities, he was recently in Libya,... Read More

Adam Schiff: Why Congress needs to go forward with own Russia investigations

In one way, the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation could greatly hamper parallel investigations in Congress. Witnesses may well resist appearing before... Read More

How a forlorn playground became one of America’s most innovative public spaces

Day after day in this heavily Latino and African-American neighborhood, she’d come to this sorry spot ridden with hypodermic needles and gin bottles, its swings shredded by pit bulls trained to... Read More