Category Archives: Communication

12 Ways to Respond to Personal Questions

Responding to personal questions requires communication and social skills.

Tell me about...I politely replied, "I'd rather not talk about that."

Okay, I agree, that was not assertive. But should a person have to be? In this case, yes.  They pressed and pressed, "Come on, you can tell us..."  Exasperated, I broke down and spilled the...

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4 Reasons to Stop Using The “f” Word At Work

4 Reasons to Stop Using the "f" word at work, at home, in public...

The "f" word has lost its impact.

Saying the "f" word used to raise eyebrows, especially if it was overheard in public. People would make conclusions about the type of person you were; shady, common, or at the very least, lacking...
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5 Etiquette Rules for Attending a Seminar

5 Etiquette Rules for Attending a Seminar

Don't stand out for the wrong reasons.

Anyone that has attended a workshop or seminar is aware that potential business connections can be waiting for you.  Or, even an unexpected love connection. We've all had the displeasure of sitting next to a jerk. Their rude...
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Kellyanne Conway on the Boss’ Couch

Kellyanne Conway on the Boss' Couch

Kellyanne Conway; Etiquette breach? Unprofessional? Or, getting the job done?

Kellyanne Conway is no stranger to controversy and criticism, and handles it quite well. The most recent is her sitting position on the boss' couch. While this is certainly not a big deal in the scope of our country's situation,...
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Wearing Sunglasses Inside

Fashion statement, leave me alone, I've got a migraine...

What impression does it give?  Maybe you don't care. But why not read about it anyway? Wearing sunglasses indoors can give the perception that you are pretentious, deceptive, a rock star wanna-be, or someone who does not want to be bothered. Or, in the minds of the...
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7 Ways to Improve Your Disposition

Find a way to change your disposition; everyone will be glad you did.

Sometimes our disposition is destined to be vinegary due to circumstances beyond our control, such as:
  • Lack of sleep. (Sometimes beyond our control.)
  • Concern about a family illness.
  • Worry about unpaid bills. (Sometimes due to our lack of control.)
  • Worry about...
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Grocery Store Etiquette: 11 Rude Behaviors to Stop Doing

Grocery Store Etiquette: 11 Rude Behaviors to Stop Doing

Shouldn't grocery shopping be a pleasurable experience?  Yes. but sadly, people's lack of social skills and increasing displays of rude behavior can quickly sour our visit to the grocery store. Runing into neighbors, coworkers, and even ex-boyfriends--hopefully prompting friendly and light-hearted conversations can be an unexpected...
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Colin Kaepernick Takes a Knee

Down on your knee to take a stand.

Did Colin Kaepernick have the right to take a knee during his country's national anthem? Yes. Unless, his contract or the team's policies and procedures manual, which he no doubt signed, dictates otherwise.  If there is a stipulation in his contract(s) that he must stand during the...
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Adele Calls Out Critic

Hello Adele, Your critic heard you, we heard you...so did your fans, your family, and your son.

Apparently, famed producer, Tony Visconti, called out Adele questioning her vocals, insinuating "...if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated..."
Well, Ms. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins responded during her concert, saying, "Dude, suck my ****."
Famed...
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