Archive for the civility Category

How to Approach a Potentially Heated Exchange

Conflict. Discourse. Emotions. Hurt Feelings. Incivility. Disagreements, both personally and professionally, are part of life. We’ve all had them. We will continue to have them. Challenging, questioning or offering your […]

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Two Power Words You Should Use More Often

The magic words.  Please You’re welcome Excuse me I’m sorry And today’s feature…. THANK YOU! Of course astute you knows to use a genuine, sincere “thank you” when receiving a […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Friends AND Talk Politics

There’s no escaping it. Politics. Politics. Sex. Religion. Three topics you should avoid in conversation. I agree that is wise advice. Especially in a professional setting. I will also acknowledge […]

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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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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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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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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!