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Business Manners

8 Tips for Respecting Personal Space in Public Places

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Diane Gottsman

The closer our paths cross with others, the more important etiquette becomes to ensure a safe and polite journey over sidewalks, through doorways and lobbies, and in and out of elevators and other public spaces.

Dining Etiquette: Are You Guilty of These Business Lunch Don'ts?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Gauge your food selection according to your table mate; if they order soup and salad, it's not in your best interest to order steak and potatoes, with a side order of creamed corn.

Business Etiquette: Surviving the Holiday Office Party

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Overindulging on the holiday jingle juice and trying to kiss a colleague under the mistletoe are obvious disasters to avoid, but there are other important details that can affect your professional image.

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways Women Undermine Their Professional Success

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

You've worked hard to build your career, but despite your best professional efforts, a few bad habits may still be chipping away at your success. Don't undermine your professionalism by actions done on auto-pilot that could convey uncertainty or insecurity.

The Business Lunch: 7 Simple Dining Skills You Can't Afford to Skip

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The reality is that a business meal has very little to do with the food and everything to do with the way you conduct yourself at the table. Are your dining skills up to par?

Office Etiquette: 10 Drugstore Items That Can Save Your Day

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Within the course of a typical workday, life can dish up a wide array of curveballs, surprises and mini-crises. The key to navigating through many of these emergencies can be solved with items from the nearest drugstore.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: How Can I Make the Most Out of My First Job Experience?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Finish what you start. This seems simple, but doing what you say you are going to do is the first step to establishing a strong professional reputation. If you say you are going to do something, follow through. No excuses.

Business Etiquette: How to Handle an Offensive Remark

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

While being on the receiving end of an insult can be jarring, if you're routinely around a person who dishes out cutting remarks, it pays to be prepared. Here are ten ways to respond the next time someone says something rude.

Happy Hour Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are obvious benefits, and downfalls, to attending the office happy hour. Here are a few tips to make the most out of mixing beer with business.