Etiquette Quick Tips

8 Business Etiquette Tips for Daily Use

Posted by Liz Taylor Oct 15, 2014

1.)    Avoid “reply all”. Unless 100% of the recipients will find your information useful, only reply directly to the sender or the person involved.

2.)    When using your iPad for business, let the client hold the device. Get close without getting uncomfortable (you shouldn’t be able to smell their breath and maintain an arm’s length distance).

3.)    When dining with others, match the pace of your tablemates. If you’ve barely eaten and everyone else is completing their meal, you are talking too much.

4.)    When giving or receiving a toast, hold your champagne glass at eye level rather than lifting your arm up in the air.

5.)    If you accidentally spill a drink on someone, pay their cleaning bill, replace their drink immediately and apologize.

6.)    At a business conference, don’t corner your boss’s management. Use your best judgment and read the body language of others to determine if you need to wrap up your conversation.

7.)    Don’t touch or hug someone at a networking event unless you know them well and its industry standard. Stick to simply shaking hands.

8.)    Avoid chewing gum, cracking your knuckles and grooming in public.



← Back to all posts


“How refreshing and timely. From the texting generation to the baby boomers—the art of etiquette is sadly disappearing. Whether you just need a touch-up or a full immersion, Liz, is the person to teach you the skills to appear confident, elegant and professional in any business situation. Her energetic and engaging style will make this one of the most enjoyable seminars you have ever taken! Liz is awesome!”

—Chuck Bokar, Principal, Design Resource Center

“Absolutely superb! Liz has an amazing knack for presenting her concepts in a thought-provoking and clear style. Her ideas and suggestions would enhance anyone's ability to bridge the gap between business and etiquette. She clearly has a deep understanding of not only the topic, but the thought processes that go into creating better interpersonal relationships out of socially awkward situations. I highly recommend her and her coursework...she will help your business!”

—Brad Guck, District Manager, Administaff

“Liz, Thank you so much for coming to Indianapolis to help us grow our skills as professionals and as people. Your presentation helped us address issues with grace, candor, sensitivity – as well as fun! You were fabulous!”

—Betsy Hamlett, Director of Sales for Kenra, Ltd.

All testimonials...