Category Archives: Communication

LGBT Etiquette

LBGT Etiquette

"Treat others as you would like to be treated."

Does demonstrating good manners differ when you are around certain people, a particular location, or time of day?  Silly, isn't it? Even if you have an opinion about whether someone...
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How To Respond To Backhanded Compliments

How to Respond to Backhanded Compliments

They're usually trying to make a point, jealous, angry, or lack social skills.

"Oh, you look different since the last time I saw you."  Good or bad?   "...your same ol' recipe."  Or, "Are you still going to the...
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Today’s Pick Up Line

Today's Pick-Up Line

Before we go out, I need to know your credit score. Ah, did you ever think we'd miss the charming innocent ice breaker of the 80's?   "Hey foxy lady, what's your sign?"  In the 90's, the ice breaker was...
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How to be a good mother in-law

How to be a good mother in-law

Taking a step back and adjusting to a new role can be challenging.

My personal side: Sadness and joy fill my heart.  Sadness creeps in when I think of the years I had with my sons. ...
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Bad Manners in France

Bad Manners in France

The rude, the loud, the French?

"Lack of manners" was quoted as the number one source of stress for 60% of French people, according to a recent study by French polling institute, lpsos.  The list also includes, boorish waiters, loud cell phone chatter, and pushy commuters.  So...
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12 Ways to Get a Bartender’s Attention

12 Ways to Get a Bartender's Attention

Good manners get you better service.

Old-school bartenders sometimes played confidant to the lonely-hearts, a therapist for those with relationship dilemmas, and an old friend to the regulars. Bartenders can make you feel special by recalling your drink, your name, and how rotten your boss is. A smart bartender possesses...
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Surfing Etiquette

Surfing Etiquette

When did surfers start behaving like hockey players?

Aren't surfers supposed to be totally lay back and think everything is just awesome?  Maybe back when Gidget was hang'n with the crew--apparently things have changed. In Australia's popular Gold Coast, surfer rage has been on the rise.  So much so, that...
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Male Female After Work Relationships

Male Female After Work Relationships

After work relationships can be fun and tricky. Even more so when you are the only female/male in the group.

Going out for coffee or a drink after work with your co-workers can be relaxing--it is also an opportunity to get to know each other away from the office.  Depending...
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Billiard Etiquette. Beyonce Style

Billiard Etiquette. Beyonce Style.

Playing billiards requires social skills and manners.

Billiards is a game not unlike golf; it requires concentration, requiring players and observers alike to shh! Serious players still adhere to the traditions of billiard etiquette, while some of the younger new-to-the-game players choose to be loud and boisterous causing...
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Graduation Etiquette

Graduation Etiquette

Has the time-honored graduation ceremony lost its dignity and civility?

I've attended a few graduations that seemed more like sporting events.  The whistling, whoo-hoo's, "futbol" soccer noisemakers, and sideline cheers by some members of the audience as their...
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