Recently in the news we heard about an audience member who’s cell phone rang during a sold-out performance of A Steady Rain starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. Do manners matter? To avoid being the next News Headline here are few things to remember: Do not arrive Late or Leave Early …it is unfair to the artist and the audience. Do not talk during the performance…whether it be film or live Do not rustle the program Make sure cell phones are on vibrate or off Do not [...]
Â Celebrity weddings rarely last and the latest attempt has come to an abrupt end. It is sad to say that Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband, Kris Humphries, after only 72 days of marriage. With a wedding that was reported to cost $10 million and had a two-night cable special, it has lead many people to wonder if this was a charade for ratings and money. Whether it was or not, 72 days of marriage is [...]
Jason Shelowitz, a 31 year old graphic designer from New York City, is fed up.Â He’s reached his boiling point and he’s doing something about it. Shelowitz started the Metropolitan Etiquette Authority — his one man campaign to enforce etiquette in New York City.Â In an effort to gently remind New Yorkers of civility and manners, Shelowitz has posted 40 imitation street signs throughout the city with helpful reminders like “Pull up your pants”, “Don’t flick your butts on the ground” [...]
BUSINESS ETIQUETTE When trying to land the job of your dreams or seal the big deal, impressions count. Making that impression a positive one is where business etiquette plays a major role. As business evolves, client interaction can occur many different ways. From the high tech forms of an e-mail or a video conference to the old fashioned telephone call or boardroom meeting, you will be instructed on the proper way to present yourself. Some of the topics include: Communication skills Internet and [...]
Fox News Channel’s The Five, co-host Bob Beckel expressed his displeasure with Representative Allen West’s comments about the Democrats at the Lincoln Day Dinner. Mr. Beckel continuously referred to Representative West as Mr. West while criticizing his views. Co-host Eric Bowling correctly pointed out to Beckel that he should be referring to Allen West as Representative or Lt Col Allen West because he had earned both titles. Here is what etiquette states: Although Representative or Congressman/Congresswoman are not traditional honorific titles, [...]
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Before conducting business in foreign countries, it is important to familiarize yourself with the customs and cultures of that country. What is acceptable here in the United States may be taboo in that country. By preparing ahead of time, you will lessen the risk of embarrassing yourself and sticking your foot in your mouth and potentially damaging your business relationship. President Obama is currently making his first official visit to Australia and kudos to him for taking the [...]
It is said that any publicity is good publicity. Apparently PR reps in NYC are trying to get publicity for their events in creative ways. They have asked bloggers to post about their events after the fact and not having invited them to attend. Christopher Kouliuris, a NYC social scene blogger for scallywagandvagabond.com, is appalled by this and has written an entertaining post on his blog about it. Check out the post and let me know your thoughts. For those [...]