Mark Twain once said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Me too! When someone pays me a compliment, it’s always so unexpected that it puts a bounce in my step. And although I am no Dr. Drew, I know that when we’re nice to ... Read More »
I met President Clinton twice during the time I worked for the City and County of San Francisco. He was more charming than I could have imagined. Upon our first meeting, I had to remind myself that I was about to shake hands with the leader of ... Read More »
E-cards are a growing presence on the Internet, but according to statistics they still generate only a fraction of the traffic of paper cards. E-cards are easy to send, they are often well designed, and many of them are free. The downsides of e-cards? They raise electronic security ... Read More »
Time and time again I get emails asking for gift ideas. Why, I ask myself, when there are a zillion giftie items on the market? To make things easier on both sexes this (and every) holiday season, here’s a list of my favorites. Some are generic, some might ... Read More »
1. Are elbows ever allowed on the table? Yes. In between courses or when no food is on the table. This holds true for everyone at the table.
2. When eating soup, should you spoon the soup away from you? Yes. Soup is always spooned away ... Read More »
Name Tag Etiquette
If you attend cocktail parties or other events where networking is the name of the game, name tags or badge holders can be lifesavers. Providing well-printed name tags is one of the most effective investments you can make if you’re holding a networking ... Read More »
Because they are hands-free, speaker phones allow more than two people to take part in a call at the same time, even though this can result in a “tunnel effect”—a kind of echo that distorts the sound of the speakers’ voices. Speakerphones in offices, which can be ... Read More »
Today the world is divided into two groups of people: those born in the paper age, and those born in the digital one. I am in the former group. Some of us might not be comfortable sending invitations online, but whether we like it or not, welcome to ... Read More »
Does anyone use the telephone anymore? Apparently not, if you’re between the age of 15 and 29. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve tried to leave a message for my 17-year-old niece, only to find her voice mailbox full. When I ask her about ... Read More »
After waiting nine long months for a baby to arrive, most parents are excited to share their news with family and friends. Birth announcements make the event official. Here are some tips on how/and what to share in one.
Birth announcements and personal notations? It’s not ... Read More »