Julie Blais Comeau
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Julie Blais Comeau is a recognized bilingual etiquette expert; the author of Etiquette: Confidence & Credibility, a media collaborator and an educator.

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.

For over a decade, Julie has been contagiously sharing her passion for professionalism and client services. With etiquette knowledge, she has empowered more than 5000 individuals from colleges, universities, private businesses, law, accounting and engineering firms, to have the career of their dreams.

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: 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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Situation délicate: l'étiquette de la table à Pâques

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 3:07 PM

Situation délicate :

Que mère Nature affiche les signes de renouveau ou non, le lapin de Pâques cachera, comme prévu, ses cocos ce week-end. Et vous, vous vous retrouvez autour d'une table avec la famille ou les amis, pour célébrer cette fête printanière.

Pour vous aider à mettre les couverts...

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Sticky Situation: Easter Hosting Infographic

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 5:47 PM

Sticky Situation:

Whether Mother Nature displays her signs of renewal or not, the Easter Bunny will be hopping as planned this weekend.

To help you set the table and maneuver Sticky Hosting Situations during a brunch get-together, a potluck buffet or a formal dinner, I have put together a...

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Situation délicate: svp, ne me filmez pas

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 2:14 PM

Situation délicate :

J'ai récemment animé une activité pour enfants. Sans que l'on m'ait prévenue, un collègue a filmé l'atelier en entier, incluant mes interactions avec les jeunes. J'étais surprise, mal à l'aise, mais n'ai rien dit ou fait.

Une autre animatrice a aussi été filmée et elle aussi...

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Sticky Situation: If You Want to Film, Please Ask First

(5) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 1:23 PM

Sticky situation:

I recently facilitated a children's workshop. Without warning, a colleague filmed the entire session, including my interactions with boys and girls. I was surprised, uneasy, but did not say or do anything.

Another presenter was also filmed. She too was uncomfortable by this recording.

I wanted to discuss...

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Situation délicate : la Saint-Patrick au bureau

(6) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 9:30 AM

Situation délicate :

Chaque 17 mars, partout au Canada et dans le monde entier, les employés fouillent dans leurs placards en quête d'un peu, ou de beaucoup, de vert à porter. Certains apportent des gâteries vertes au bureau pour les partager avec leurs collègues. Et plusieurs se donnent rendez-vous pour...

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Situation délicate: Dire «Non» avec tact

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 2:33 PM

Situation délicate: Dire «Non» avec tact

Situation délicate:

«Non», cette réponse à trois lettres, une favorite des tout-petits de deux ans, est courte, simple, va droit au but et est une façon claire de refuser une demande. N'est-ce pas?

Mais, pour la plupart des adultes, elle n'est pas aussi facile...

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Sticky Situation: How to Say "No" With Grace

(2) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 12:55 PM

Sticky situation:

"No." This two-letter answer, favoured by two-year-olds, is short, simple, to the point and absolutely your choice to use to refuse a request.

But, for most adults, it is not as easily said as for the little one who smiles and rhythmically nods his head back and...

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Sticky Situation: Who Pays for a Modern Wedding?

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 8:13 AM

Sticky situation:

My niece is getting married in a civil ceremony, in May. Since this Valentine's Day announcement, the family climate is extremely explosive with regards to the payment of her wedding.

According to wedding etiquette guidelines, do her parents have to pay? Please enlighten us.

Solution(s):

Getting married...

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Situation délicate: Mariage moderne, qui paye?

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 1:49 PM

Situation délicate :

Ma nièce se marie civilement en mai prochain. Depuis cette annonce, le jour de la Saint-Valentin, le climat familial est très explosif face aux discussions du paiement de cette noce.

Svp aidez-nous à éclaircir cette situation. Selon l'étiquette du mariage, doit-elle faire payer son mariage par...

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