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Jodi R R Smith

Signs You're A Bad Dinner Party Guest

OWN | Posted 09.03.2014 | OWN

We all know the basic rules of dinner party etiquette -- be clear about whether or not you're attending, don't bring a surprise guest, arrive on time,...

Memorable Family Vacations

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Jodi R. R. Smith

From theme parks where dreams come to life to amusement parks that take your breath away, spending quality family time together has the potential for being quite taxing. Here are some polite suggestions for making your vacation memorable... in a positive way.

Louder Than Words

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Jodi R. R. Smith

A few weeks ago my Aunt Leona passed away. Her life is a testament to something I teach in my professional protocol seminars. Life is about actions. In both your personal and your professional lives, others make decisions about you based upon your observable behaviors.

Leap Day Allows for More Mannerly Ways

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Jodi R. R. Smith

This is a Leap Year and therefore we have been granted an entire extra day to add civility back into our busy lives. How will you spend your 16 extra waking hours?

12 New Year's Resolutions Toward a Politer You

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Jodi R. R. Smith

If you are finding your New Year's resolutions elusive, why not opt for some easily obtainable ones instead? In honor of 2012, here are 12 New Year's resolutions towards a better, and more polite, you.

Dating -- Do's and Don'ts

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi R. R. Smith

While I do not have the magic formula for finding the love of your life, I do have ten tips to get you started.

Customer Service Made Simple

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodi R. R. Smith

The marketing adage is that a happy customer may tell one or two of their friends. But an unhappy customer tells, on average, 11 others.

Traveling Home for the Holidays

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jodi R. R. Smith

While traveling over the past few months, I have had my toothbrush case opened and toothbrush carefully inspected. As if I would use it again after those dirty gloves had touched the bristles!