Category Archives: Communication
Social skills and etiquette apply when you're in public places. Modern or passé?It used to be that there were things you did or said in private, you wouldn't dream of doing...
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,...
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...
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...
Grocery Store Etiquette: 11 Rude Behaviors to Stop DoingShouldn'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...
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...
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...
Dear Political Candidates;While the shooting in Orlando isn't the only tragedy, nor sadly, the last, it is the most recent. As heated as the pro and con debate is about:
- Gays & LGTB.
- Background checks.
- Social media posts.
- Religious beliefs.
You can ask, but what's your point?Some people don't mind being asked who they voted for or openly showing support for a particular candidate or proposition. That is their right. Using common sense and social skills can help you decide whether to ask in the first place. Especially in the workplace.
Why do some people...