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Business Etiquette

Business Etiquette: Why You Need an Exit Strategy

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are no guarantees that you will keep your current job indefinitely. Being prepared with an exit strategy, even if you're not actively looking, will be one less thing you have to worry about in the event you find yourself suddenly without a job.

No More Phones in Meetings?

Erin Donley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

This is a controversial topic because some companies allow everyone to email, text, or leave for a call during a meeting. There are no rules of discernment in place. I believe the problem starts there.

Office Etiquette: Oh &*#%...Did I Say That? Cursing in the Workplace

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you find yourself peppering your language with profanity at work, it's time to clean up your act. A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that 81 percent of employers have doubts about the professionalism of those who curse at work.

Professionalism Behind the Wheel

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The way people handle themselves behind the wheel of a car can say a lot about how they conduct themselves in business. Our driving behaviors often reflect not only how we approach life, but also how we deal with others on a day-to-day basis.

How to Properly Handle an Office Mistake

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It's not a matter of "if" you will make a mistake at work, it's only a question of "when," and how you handle the blunder says a great deal about your character and good judgment.

Dining Etiquette: 7 Foods Not To Order On A Job Interview

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Pick and choose with caution.

8 Ways to Amp Up Your Personality

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

When you are solely focused on building a career, everything else can seem inconsequential. Building new relationships, while maintaining existing ones, is an important part of your business success. How do your social skills measure up?

The Golden Rules of Manners, Now and for the Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

It's all about manners! Not the old-fashioned kind, white gloves and all, but the kind of behavior that will assist you in your daily endeavors through communicating ideas, electronically and otherwise.

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways to Make the Most of a Professional Email

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

An email has to make an immediate impact to stand out among the dozens (or even hundreds) of messages a busy executive is bombarded with each day.

Five Ways to Balance Business and Technology

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The wonderful thing about technology is that it provides a platform for us to connect with others anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, that's also the biggest drawback to all of our screens and devices.

3 Ways to Embrace Your Business and Workplace Fear

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We all battle fear and nerves. Think of a time when you beat fear. You got the deal, aced the presentation or cracked the Rubix cube. You did the following in each of those cases:

5 Common Business Card Myths

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Despite our digital world, the simple business card is still an essential tool in connecting with others. To get the most out of your business card supply, you have to know how to use it to your advantage.

10 Tips on How to Deliver an Engaging Speech

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Whether you regularly give presentations or are getting ready to share one for the first time, there's one universal law: a successful speech takes planning, careful scripting and practice.

The Etiquette of a Professional Email

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

One additional tip: leave the "TO" field blank until you are ready to send, so you don't accidentally launch the email before you are ready.

7 Tips for a Productive First Week on the Job

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Your first few days set a precedence on what others can expect from you as a coworker and employee. Here are seven ways to make the most of your first week on the job.

Firing Your Client: When Is the Customer Not Always Right?

Debbe Daley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
Debbe Daley

As the old adage goes: "The customer is always right." When is the customer not always right? What is proper business etiquette in regards to how much...

Open Office Space Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you are sensitive to noise and find it unsettling, employ your ear buds or headset to stream your favorite music. Though you are still in a shared space, music will offer a quiet retreat.

The Incredible Power Of Compliments

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Gottsman

When your colleague does a great job on an important project, compliment them on their success. If your competitor got the job over you, send a note of congratulations. Drop your guard, put down your competitive armor, and give yourself permission to revel in someone else's success. Make your words strong and reliable.

Business Etiquette: 8 Office Personality Pet Peeves

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

4) The Perpetual Borrower. Staplers, phone chargers, publications, reports, loose change for the meter -- it's always something.

Tipping Etiquette for the Business Professional

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The way you handle gratuity in front of a client can make a lasting impression. Here are a few situations where all eyes are on you.

Being a Bridezilla Can Destroy Your Whole Wedding Planning Experience -- Tips for Behaving Yourself

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.18.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

A little bit of honey goes a long way...

Networking Tips for Introverts

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The basic definition of networking is expanding your circle of contacts and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships. Start with these five tips:

College Grads: Alcohol at a Job Interview -- Yes or No?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Diane Gottsman

While you are still unemployed and attempting to impress an interviewer, put the wine glass down and drink the water.

6 Daily Rituals You Can't Afford to Skip

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Gottsman

We often go through the day by the seat of our pants, counting the hours until it's time to clock out and go home. Rather than responding and reacting to whatever is tossed your way throughout the day, make a concerted effort to efficiently handle the daily minutia, and occupy the remainder of the work day thinking beyond what is in front of you.

Business Etiquette: 5 Tips to Turning Negative Feedback Into Constructive Criticism

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

When an evaluation is delivered with thought and professionalism, it can turn an uncomfortable conversation into one that generates positive results and genuine respect.