Tag: etiquette

How To Plan a Professional & Flawless Event–10 Tips too!

I learned a valuable lesson I would not have learned otherwise: you can't rely on the venue that has invited you to already know what all your needs are. You have to ask for them upfront, and if they already know you need a music stand, or a bottle of water, or a video projector-- great! But it's better to be safe than sorry.

I was recently asked to read poetry at a new venue; I noticed some major glitches in the setup, for example, I was not formally introduced nor was I given a place to lay my reading materials. I was frustrated by these snafus of course, but I also learned a valuable lesson I would not have learned …

How to Be a B!tch: A Beginner’s Guide

Sometimes, there's only one solution to a mean situation...

Why would anybody ever want to learn how to be a “b”? You’re most likely asking. Or maybe you’re not asking this. Maybe you actually really would like to have some direction in this social arena– especially if you’re anything like me or the women in my family or the majority of my friends. Being …

Maybe We Should Wear Pink on Wednesdays

Reasons why maybe we should wear pink on Wednesdays...

“On Wednesdays, we wear pink” has quickly become a classic movie quote which came from Tina Fey’s hit comedy, Mean Girls, a farce all about the weird social roles teenage girls play while in high school. It’s over the top, yet somehow relatable. The mean girls of the class have designated days for certain outfits …

The Best & Basics of Wine Tasting

I've broken down the process of wine tasting to its bare bones. I've made us a quick review to look over before your next nice dinner out. Wine tasting, as out of place as it may seem in our beer ponging and shot taking society, has its place not only to impress but also to unravel bouquets of flavor, tradition and invention to you.

How important is it really these days to know how to taste wine? Of course literally tasting wine is not what I’m talking about. I’m referring to the cultural ritual of tasting wine. It always seemed pretty snooty to me. Especially during my younger years when booze was booze and whatever kind you could afford …

What NOT to Write in Professional Emails

Think before you click!Today, emailing has become a balancing act, especially in the work place. With competitive energy and emotions rising, it's important to know what's appropriate and inappropriate in email writing. Here's 10 "don't" to remember when you're writing your next professional email.

As a freshman in college, I’d come in from the pool, bikini still on, open my account my and poof! There would be an email from a crush back home, or a health article from my mom, a vibrant, goofy animated Thinking of You card, a just-writing-to-say-Hello note. I remember how fun emailing was. I …

The Richest People & Me

Castles vs. mansions, the richest vs. the rich, old luxury vs. new luxury-- it's a wider gap than you realize. It's like comparing diamond mines to home stores

It’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool. — Daisy of The Great Gatsby. I’m watching the Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. I haven’t seen the newest one yet, so I figured I should go ahead and watch this one first. So far, I can …

No New Shoes

Ever get stuck wearing something that you don't want to wear? With no new shoes and just an old dress, somehow we still have to look our best.

I have a wedding to attend as a guest tomorrow night.  It’s a plane ride away, so, I’ll be traveling.  As excited as I am about it, I’m also slightly, sort of, just a little bit, freaking out. I have an agenda to make a good impression.  I had an outfit in mind that I …

The Policy

Dealing with disrespect in the workplace can be beyond confusing. How can we handle it? What's the right action to take?

Today, I encountered legitimate disrespect from a colleague.  No, not borderline, not fuzzy, not sort of. I encountered disrespect in its purest form. Before I dissect the drama with you, I wonder, what it is exactly that constitutes as disrespect in a professional setting?  Dr. Marla Gottschalk in her article, Not Feeling the R-E-S-P-E-C-T? How …

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