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Archive for the Out and About Etiquette Category

Are You an Annoying Tourist?

We recently returned from a wonderful family vacation to Spain where we were all-out, 100%, tourists with a capital T: going on group tours, visiting beautiful monuments, taking pictures, taking […]

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Interruption Etiquette

You’re meeting a potential new client at your local coffee shop. A friend walks in the door, sees you and wanders over to your small gathering of two. She proceeds […]

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Are You Social Enough?

Yet another excellent blog topic from a reader! She writes: My husband and I recently attended a professional dinner where we were assigned seating at a table of eight. When […]

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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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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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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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Graduation Graces

This blog post was originally published two years ago, but due to a recent awesome question asked by a friend, I’m sharing it again. “If I receive a graduation announcement, […]

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Tips and Tricks To Use When You Forget A Name

“I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names and – I can’t remember what the third thing is.” ~ Fred Allen People love to hear their names. Not in […]

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Acknowledgment

ac·knowl·edg·ment 1. Acceptance of the truth or existence of something. synonyms: acceptance, recognition, admission, concession, confession 2. The action of expressing or displaying gratitude or appreciation for something. synonyms: thanks, […]

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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!