Photo Credit: Kimberly Decker Anyone with children can tell you that potty training can be stressful, especially when leaving the house. You pack extra underwear, make frequent stops at the bathroom, observe your child to see if they are doing the “pee pee dance” but, never ever would I think of taking their port-a-potty with me. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way. Case in point. As reported by Jennifer Stagg of KSL 5 News in Utah, “A young mother of [...]
“Wine is bottled poetry” – Robert Louis Stevenson Although wine is used for religious and ceremonial purposes, many are intimidated with certain aspects of the total wine experience. In this 45-minute workshop we will cover holding the glass to ordering a bottle of wine in a restaurant and everything in-between Join me for: Wine Etiquette: 5 Tips For Enjoying a Glass of Wine Here are a few of the topics that will be covered: Which glass to use and how to hold it Simple wine [...]
Voula Papachristou, a Greek triple jumper, has been expelled from the 2012 Olympic Games because of a racist joke she posted on Twitter, as well as expressing support for a far-right political party. She tweeted “‘With so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mo dog food pro plan squitoes will eat home made food!” The Hellenic Olympic Committee also banned all Greek athletes from using social media for personal opinions not related to the Olympics and their competitions. The Greek triple [...]
If you plan on heading to London for the 2012 Olympic Games here are a few Etiquette Rules taken from an article written by the BBC The national tourism agency has developed a comprehensive online resource to guide everyone from hoteliers to cab drivers in offering the best customer service and meeting ‘cultural’ needs. It offers advice ranging from how to pour wine for Argentinians to not winking at people from Hong Kong. The big no-no is asking a Canadian [...]
Today's Monday Manners Scenario has to do with Facebook and a potential new job. As of May, the unemployment rate is 8.2% with Nevada, Rhode Island and California the only three make money online states whose unemployment rates are in the double digits. After months of sending out resumes and interviewing, you finally have a job offer. When you meet with the hiring manager to finalize the details of your deal, the hiring manager asks you to go to the computer [...]
It is hard to believe summer is here. With the summer get-togethers comes meeting new people and making small talk here are some topics to stay away from… Inappropriate Subjects: Personal issues such as family & health Religion Politics Salary Intimate Relationships Death Sales (Do not try to sell something to someone you have just met) Off Color Jokes Gossip Would love to hear your Small Talk Faux Pas stories. Jules Hirst is a sought after speaker and a recognized etiquette coach. She conducts lectures, workshops, seminars and webinars in business, social & wedding etiquette she [...]
9 year old Caine Monroy spent his summer building a cardboard arcade at his Dad's East LA's used auto part store. His dream was to have lots of customers visit Caine's Arcade with little foot traffic his chances were slim, but he never gave up.
Here is a great article where 200 teens from the Boston area gathered to discuss facebook breakup breakup etiquette. Parents now would be a great time to enroll your teen, pre-teen in an etiquette course.… just a thought. Late last month, 200 teenagers from Boston-area schools gathered to discuss the minutia of Facebook breakup etiquette. Should you delete pictures of your ex after splitting up? Is it O.K. to unfriend your last girlfriend if you can’t stop looking at her [...]
Don’t let this happen to you. Here is a video of a self proclaimed “well-educated” woman getting into an argument with a Metro North Conductor. The woman boarded the New York bound train last week in Westport, and was apparently speaking loudly on her cell phone and using profanity. When the conductor asked her to stop using profane language, the woman replied, “I was not cursing. Excuse me, do you know what schools I’ve been to and how well-educated I am?” Here [...]
Rap Mogul P. Diddy has hired etiquette expert Dawn Bryan to give his employees at Bad Boy Records a lesson on social niceties. Ms. Bryan reportedly taught the staff how to hold chopsticks, present a business card in Japan, choose wine, hold a wine glass, eat caviar and how to select appropriate business gifts. All new employes at Bad Boy Records will now be required to take an etiquette lesson.