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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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Did You Know #5

Know to Say No to Corrections! Being well-mannered is NOT a license to correct others for their behaviors, mispronunciations and misspellings. Just because you are the spelling and grammar extraordinaire, […]

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Did You Know? #4

Did you know…. If you drop a utensil on the floor while dining out, you should leave it there. Politely mention to the server that you have done so and ask for […]

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Did You Know? #3

Did You Know……The Ins and Outs of Doors As you go through a door, look behind you and notice if another is following you through the doorway. It’s always nice to […]

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Did You Know? #2

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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The Gracious Guest

Since the last blog was about being a Happy Host, I felt the need to balance out the equation and discuss the Gracious Guest. A favorite saying in the Etiquette World is “Don’t […]

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The Happy Host

With summer comes graduation parties, cookouts with friends, and the occasion to hang out with neighbors by the pool. Hooray! Entertaining can be loads of fun, but too often we don’t host a gathering because the […]

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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!