Julie Blais Comeau
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Julie Blais Comeau is one of Canada’s most quoted etiquette expert, a professional speaker, an educator and the author of Etiquette: Confidence & Credibility.

You may have read, seen or heard her on CBC, CTV, TVA, Rogers, Radio-Canada, HuffPost Live, Reader’s Digest, Canadian Living, Women’s Health, and many others.

A certified business etiquette and international protocol consultant, with a solid experience in management, human resources and training, she is the Huffington Post’s Sticky Situation blogger.

Fluently bilingual, having presented more than 500 educational activities to over 50 clients and 5000 participants, Julie is an ideal resource person as a training and development consultant, speaker or workshop facilitator.

With Julie’s help, all can go from oops… to ahh! Farewell faux-pas. Hello confidence & credibility!

Julie est diplômée de la prestigieuse Protocol School of Washington, l'auteure de Quoi dire, comment faire et quand? publié chez Béliveau éditeur et la bloggeuse du Situation délicate du Huffington Post.

Une collaboratrice média en demande, vous l'avez peut-être vu, lu ou entendu à Entertainment Tonight Canada, CTV Morning Live, CBC, Radio-Canada, TVA, Cogeco ou dans The Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest et the Ottawa Citizen.

Whether you are a graduate, organizing a conference or wanting to polish your image on your way to the 'C' suites, Julie is at your service. With her help, gone will be embarrassment and faux-pas!

Au plaisir de vous aider à rayonner positivement mais surtout à éviter l'embarras.

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Sticky Situation: Should You Accept Your Boss's Facebook Invitation?

(5) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 12:44 PM

Sticky Situation:

For any employee of the digital era, this is the question that kills: To "accept" or not accept, the boss' Facebook invitation.

Even if you get along great, are you ready for her to have a front row seat on your daily life? What will you do if...

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Sticky Situation: Avoid Moving Day Madness

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 7:55 AM

Sticky situation:

For many Canadians moving is madness.

Ask any Quebecer and they will tell you that the traditional July 1st moving day is complete mayhem, especially downtown Montreal.

A summer moving date was originally assigned for humanitarian reasons, to disallow renters from being evicted during the province's...

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Situation délicate: Guide du déménagement sans dérangement

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 1:14 PM

Situation délicate :

C'est le grand jour, la journée nationale du déménagement, le 1er juillet.

Même si cette journée n'est pas officialisée dans la loi et qu'elle est fériée en raison de la Fête du Canada, c'est un phénomène social, exclusif aux Québécois.

Que votre transition soit d'un appartement...

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Sticky Situation: How to Craft a Respectful Vacation Message

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 6:19 PM

Sticky Situation:

You're almost there...

One by one you tick off tasks on your pre-vacation to do list.

Phew! Finally. Almost "gone fishing."

One last check and off you go!

This final duty is simple and quick, but very crucial in maintaining a professional image and service attitude:...

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Situation délicate: La civilité routière

(3) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 3:21 PM

Situation délicate :

« La route ne t'appartient pas! Elle est à tout le monde! »

Que vous soyez cycliste, automobiliste ou piéton, vous prononcerez ces paroles au moins une fois cette saison.

Et vous aurez raison.

Si la route appartenait qu'à une seule personne et que cette...

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Sticky Situation: Five Guidelines to Sharing the Road

(7) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 12:36 PM

Sticky Situation:

"The road is not just for you! The road is for everyone! " Whether you are a cyclist, motorist or pedestrian, you will use these words at least once this season.

And you are right.

If the road belonged to just one person and that person never...

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Sticky Situation:The Boss Invites You to a Barbecue

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 1:06 PM

Sticky Situation:

It's 8:55 a.m., your bag is still on your shoulder and you enter the office lunchroom to get your first cup of coffee.

Boss walks in and says: "Mark your calendar: Tuesday, June 30, my house, 4 p.m., barbecue. We'll shut down the office at noon, so...

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Situation délicate: Comment appeler Caitlyn Jenner

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 12:35 PM

Situation délicate :

Comment devriez-vous saluer Caitlyn Jenner?

Depuis sa transformation transgenre, il semble que tout le monde a une opinion sur son appellation.

Explorons les options avec cette mini-leçon sur les titres de civilité.

«Dad», tout comme avant son changement, c'est ainsi que Brandon, Burt, Brody, Casey, Kylie et...

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Sticky Situation: What Should You Call Caitlyn Jenner?

(6) Comments | Posted June 6, 2015 | 1:17 PM

Sticky Situation:

What should you call Caitlyn Jenner?

Solution(s):

Since her transition, it seems that everyone has an opinion on it.

"Dad" -- that is what Brandon, Burt, Brody, Casey, Kylie and Kendall are calling her. Why? She asked them to. Simple, isn't it? Even better yet, her children...

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Sticky Situation: Cocktail Networking Tips and Tricks

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 1:44 PM

Sticky Situation:

You open your computer and ding! -- another invitation for a networking cocktail enters your inbox. This is the season for professional reunions and get togethers.

How do you feel?

You rub your hands together, excited at the thought of meeting lots of new potential customers?

Or frankly,...

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Sticky Situation: Yoga Etiquette, Farts and More

(5) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 3:40 PM

Sticky Situation:

Yoga etiquette, do you practice it?

I must confess: I am not a true yogini. In fact, every time I try the step-by-step exercises, I am very distracted by what I see, hear or even smell, as I try to pose, breathe or meditate.

So I...

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Situation délicate: Pratiquez la yogatiquette s'il vous plaît

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 10:08 AM

Situation délicate:

La yogatiquette. Vous connaissez?

D'emblée, je vous fais un aveu : je ne suis pas une authentique yogini. Au fait, chaque fois que j'essaie de faire ces exercices, je suis trop distraite par ce que je vois, j'entends ou même sens, non pas dans mon corps, comme il...

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Sticky Situation: Avoid a Shawn Simoes Dismissal With This Test

(35) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 5:40 PM

Sticky Situation:

What you say and do, even outside of your working hours, may lead to your dismissal.

You don't believe me?

Ask Shawn Simoes. This former Hydro One Sunshine List employee, no longer receives his annual salary of more than $100,000.

"Why? On what grounds?", you ask.

...
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Sticky Situation: How to Dress for the Office in Warmer Weather

(4) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 5:17 PM

Sticky Situation:

Finally! The good weather is here. The sun is shining. "Bye bye bulky, boring, hello light and lively clothing."

Whether you work in a hip ad agency or in a classic firm of professionals, one thing is for sure, you dress for...? Your client.

As per the second...

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Sticky Situation: Five Apple Watch Etiquette Guidelines

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 5:08 PM

Sticky situation:

I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interactions. The world will have a generation of idiots. Albert Einstein


It's here. No, not the generation of idiots, at least I don't think so, but the Apple Watch.

In a day or so,...

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Situation délicate: non, aux demandes d'argent pour un «shower»

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Situation délicate :

Je serai très bientôt belle-maman. Notre fils se marie à une charmante jeune femme. Un mariage est prévu pour la fin de l'été.

Les futurs mariés ont récemment décidé qu'un enterrement de vie de célibataire à deux; fille et garçon, était beaucoup trop de travail. Ils...

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Sticky Situation: Asking Bridal Shower Guests for Cash Is a Definite Don't

(11) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 12:50 PM

Sticky situation:

I am a soon to be mother-in-law to a beautiful woman. A late summer wedding is planned. The bride and groom recently decided that a "stag and doe" was too much work. They opted for separate affairs: a wedding shower for the women and a camping weekend for...

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Situation délicate: Demander aux invités de payer le mariage est inapproprié

(4) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Situation délicate:

Je suis la demoiselle d'honneur pour le mariage d'une cousine.

C'est un engagement qui coûte beaucoup plus cher que j'avais originalement prévu.

Premièrement, la fameuse tenue; une robe très peu conventionnelle que je ne reporterai probablement jamais, a une étiquette de 250 $. Ce prix ne comprend...

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Sticky Situation: Asking Wedding Guests To Pay Is Rude

(29) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 9:06 AM

Sticky situation:

I'm one of the bridesmaids for the wedding of a close childhood friend.

It is a much more expensive commitment than I ever expected.

First, the dress. I had to spend $250 for a very unconventional dress that I will probably never wear again. That price tag...

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Sticky Situation: The 11 Commandments of Business Dining

(3) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 10:45 PM

Sticky Situation:

Every Easter long weekend, I recall my semi-practicing Catholic childhood, and all the rituals associated with this springtime celebration.

On Good Friday, we visit St. Joseph's Oratory, eat fish for dinner, filet of sole to be precise, and at three o'clock sharp, the whole street stops playing and...

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