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Coffee, Tea and Your Meeting Place

The need to meet is real. Friends connect for coffee and conversation. Book clubs linger  over  lattes. Colleagues join us for a spicy chai meeting of the minds. Starbucks THRIVES […]

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Why You Should Respond, Even When the Answer is “No”

This post is courtesy of an Etiquette For Everyday fan, follower and all-around awesome community-minded person, Diane.  Diane wrote to me: Kelly, What is your take on responding to emails […]

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10 Tips to Help Your Student Turn on the Back To School Charm

Parents, you’ll need to share the tips with your student. They will magically turn your youngster into the Belle of the 5th Grade Playground or the Prince Charming of Pre-K. Yes, even middle and high school students can benefit. Tell them you read them somewhere. Claim I’m an expert. Don’t speak them as your words, coming from your parental mouth, or they may not listen. You get it. I get it. I’m a parent too. My kids’ eyes roll just as easily as your kids’ eyes.
Without further ado…..
Ten Tips for Turning on the Charm on the First Day of School… and Always

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What Your Birthday Greeting Says About You

I just had to share this funny birthday card with all of you!  With today’s technology, there are so many different ways to be reminded about friends and family member’s […]

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PUT DOWN THE PHONE! A Rant from a Frustrated Member of Society

What is wrong with individuals in our society? Are you THAT important that you need to have your cell phones out at ALL times? Sometimes you’re talking on it where […]

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A Dining Etiquette Tip You Need to Know

Aside from napkins on lap, this every day table manner is important to know: Never leave your used utensil on the table. Where should you put it when resting between […]

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What NOT To Say When Expressing Sympathy

Too often, we  say something, with no intentions of being ill-mannered or insensitive, but we are. This can be especially true when speaking with a person who is experiencing the […]

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This Etiquette Tip is Counter-Intuitive

You drop something, you pick it up. Right? Not always. If you drop a utensil on the floor while dining out, you should leave it there. Politely mention to the server that […]

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Is Holding a Door Open a Gesture of The Past?

The Ins and Outs of Doors Doors. They are everywhere. Aside from “please” and “thank you”  there’s no more common mannerly ground.  But is  holding the door open for others […]

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Napkins: A Piece of Fabric with Many Rules

Everybody knows to always have their napkin on their lap while eating, right? But did you know….. Napkins Notes: As soon as you are seated at the table, place your napkin on your […]

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Nothing's Finer Than A Fine Young Diner

Use these table manners tips to turn your child into a delightful diner!  Read Kelly’s article as featured in Eastern Home and Travel Magazine.

fine young diner article

Pack Your Manners

Traveling with kids? Read Kelly’s article as published in Eastern Home & Travel

Networking Etiquette: What Do You Know?

Thank you to Team Network for having me as their guest speaker at their Netfast in Rockville, MD. Click on the link to watch our netiquette discussion.

Team Network Netfast

Manners Schmanners! Read Kelly’s Interview in FindIt Frederick!