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I agree, I believe that a nice suit, shirt and no tie, is as nice as a shirt/tie with no jacket. In fact, a jacket makes a look more formal
Doing the “right things” is a big question when giving a presentation:-); however, there are some things you can do to help ensure that you present with confidence. It’s all
Maintaining control over a business meal is critical if you wish to determine the outcome of the meeting. How you greet a host/hostess, how you suggest where your guest might
Yes, you should definitely give this attention. If you are a guest, then you need to take the host’s lead. If you have a take control type personality, remember you
Your email can give the look and feel of a “real” formal card by the words you choose to use; particularly how you open and close the letter. Your Salutation
Great question! Yes I have seen a GREAT increase in the need of business etiquette and protocol of knowledge in the workplace. There are several reasons for this. One, the
I don’t recommend using any abbreviations in emails, internal or external. Even if your emails become more like a conversation, instant back and forth dialogue, (almost like instant messaging). Texting
If you need to excuse yourself from a conversation, I think it is best to say you need to wash your hands and that you will be back in a
Yes, you should. It depends on the situation, which type. If they are going to make a decision in the next hour or so, then send an email. If they
You are correct. Misplacing your silverware or napkin will not make or break the deal. Knowing the rules let’s everyone know what is expecting of them. Imagine a society without
You should always ask the host first. If you are the host, you should let others know when it is appropriate to take what is left over. Typically it would
When meeting new people, immediately say, “Tom, it is nice to meet you.” The key here is really listening . For some reason, most of us do not listen to their name
It definitely matters. You want to be sure that the correct person is sitting in the power seat. At a rectangle top, this would be the ends of the table.
First I would definitely let them know you need a quick response. Don’t over do it. If you cry wolf you may never get responses when you REALLY need one.
In business it is no longer male to female, but professional to professional. This does not mean that you cannot open the door for ladies. I think that opening a
Wow, that’s tough. It really depends on many variables. If you really do not have the time or the resources then you need to let them know in a professional
I believe that you should help anyone, male or female retrieve bags if they need help. I think “reading” the female would tell if you if you should or not.
You are right correct in that you would approach it differently. How you would approach it would depend heavily on your normal behavior patterns. For example, if you have a
There are many topics you can bring up. It is not so much the topic as it is how you bring it up. Meaning, use open-ended questions so that the