Thirty years ago, I taught my first etiquette class in DeRidder, Louisiana. Who knew moving from Mississippi to Louisiana would help launch a career as an etiquette specialist? Charm lessons were something I took for granted–because when you’re a kid, farting is funny! But the lessons I learned help navigate socially awkward situations, uncomfortable conversations, and klutzy falls and paved the way for the years of polite behavior.
I hope you’ll enjoy this blog as I share the etiquette I’ve used to move through the world with confidence.
Whether you are organizing a group gift (a group of people go in together and give money to purchase a gift for a one person) or participating in a group gift, things can get awkward. If you are in charge … Continue reading
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Buying for those on your Christmas gift list can be overwhelming. Heck, just making a list of who to buy gifts for can make a strong person cry! Emily Post wrote an entire chapter on giving and receiving gifts, so … Continue reading
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November and December is the start of the holiday travel season. If you will soon be traveling, please pay attention to your behavior! Here are some tips for traveling politely: 1. Pay attention and be prepared. Meaning be ready to … Continue reading
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Some days, you just know you’ll be teaching etiquette to a TOUGH crowd! Here’s what I saw as I passed by a desk on my way to give a class on “How to Behave at Work.” When you work in … Continue reading