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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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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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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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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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Are You Interesting Enough? Probably Not.

There’s a new disease in town! Or should it be classified as a condition? What about social syndrome? Disorder? What exactly is the difference between disease, disorder, syndrome and condition? […]

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5 Ways to Absolutely Ruin A Thank You Note

Show of hands…..How many of you still write the old fashion thank you note and mail it via snail mail? Me too, me too! There’s still something very special about […]

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RSVP = Please, Please, PLEASE Reply

If you were to take a survey of the etiquette violation I hear the most about, I have a VERY clear winner. Failure to RSVP. I hear about this etiquette […]

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Does a Simple “No” Do the Trick?

A thoughtful friend recently e-mailed me for my opinion on the subject of declining an invitation. She wrote:
“I think the polite way to decline is a simple, “Oh, I’m sorry. That date won’t work for me.” Maybe with your mother or your best friend, you elaborate, but in general, I think elaborating looks like excuse-making or groveling. I’m stunned to find that my way is seen as the impolite way and the polite way is, “Oh, I’m sorry. On the 16th, I’m going to a dinner gala with friends.” Or whatever…

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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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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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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!