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My Advice on Giving Advice

My advice on giving advice is best summed up by the mid-80’s pre-rap band, RUN-DMC: It’s Tricky. (Go ahead….“tricky, tricky, tricky”. I know you can’t resist.) There are so many […]

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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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Awkward Encounter? No Way!

When someone starts a sentence with, “I don’t want this to be awkward…” Do you tense? Do your defenses kick in over-drive? Do you take a deep breath and wait […]

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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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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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10 Tips to Help Your Student Turn on the Back To School Charm

Parents, you’ll need to share the tips with your student. They will magically turn your youngster into the Belle of the 5th Grade Playground or the Prince Charming of Pre-K. Yes, even middle and high school students can benefit. Tell them you read them somewhere. Claim I’m an expert. Don’t speak them as your words, coming from your parental mouth, or they may not listen. You get it. I get it. I’m a parent too. My kids’ eyes roll just as easily as your kids’ eyes.
Without further ado…..
Ten Tips for Turning on the Charm on the First Day of School… and Always

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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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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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Face Front or Back? Theater Etiquette

To Face or Not: The Great Theater Squeeze I’m sure you all know that proper theater etiquette dictates that you should arrive on time, turn-off or silence your cell phone and […]

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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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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!