Quick Tips

7 Etiquette Tips

Posted by Liz Taylor Jul 12, 2013

1.)    If you need to leave the table at a business meal, just say "excuse me." There's no need to state where you're going.

2.)    Avoid emoticons in business email. Smiley faces are not professional.

3.)    When toasting at a party, hold the champagne glass at eye level.

4.)    While networking, keep your right hand free for handshaking.

5.)    Continually texting and checking emails under the table at a meeting, meal or networking event shows a lack of respect, consideration and reflects poorly on one's professional image.

6.)    RSVP promptly.  Don’t stash away an invitation with the “I have plenty of time, I’ll do it later” mentality – late RSVPs add unnecessary stress to the host of an event.

7.)    If you are staying with a friend over the summer, bring a host gift.  Anything that shows your appreciation: a nice bottle of wine, cupcakes, gourmet chocolate, flowers, etc.


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“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.

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