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5 Tips for Holiday Party Guests

Ho, ho, ho! The holiday season is upon us and with that comes the holiday party. A neighborhood gathering, office party or festive occasion with old friends all call for you […]

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When Should I Begin To Eat?

Yum. The smell of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and all the Thanksgiving meal fixings are enough to make you jump the gun and dig in – despite knowing that you […]

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First Impressions

We all have our favorites, right? Favorite song, TV show, food, movie, child. Oops – NO favorite child! I admit to having a favorite class I teach.  I love teaching it […]

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Cocktail Party Tip

It can be tough to juggle drinks and a plate full of food at a party. Throw in the occasional handshake and you just might go crazy. I recently learned something […]

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The Art of Time

Punctuality is the politeness of kings. ~ Attributed to Louis XVIII of France While the term “on time” may be fairly straightforward, it actually can take on different meanings, depending on the […]

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Watch What You Say When You’re Not Talking

Did you know that non-verbal communication can account for up to 93% of what we “say?”   According to the research of Albert Mehrabian: 7% of meaning in the words […]

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Did You Know #9

An Unexpected Act of Kindness Remember all the talk about “random acts of kindness?” The reason why there was so much buzz about it was because it promotes civility. Civility […]

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Did You Know #8?

Your Knife and Fork – Resting and Finished Positions When you are done with a meal, your knife and fork should be placed side by side, across your plate in […]

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Did You Know #7

The Magic Words Inspire civility in your everyday life by using the magic words!  We learned them when we were toddlers and they should be used all day, every day […]

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Did You Know #6

What NOT to Say When Expressing Sympathy The often well-meaning, yet sometimes hurtful clichés and platitudes below were taken from “How To Say It” by Rosalie Maggio and is an […]

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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!