Etiquette Quick Tips

October Tips for Success

Posted by Liz Taylor Oct 29, 2015

1.)    If someone is doing you a favor and offering to meet with you at a specific location, agree to the location rather than offering another spot.

2.)    Phone Etiquette- Don’t interrupt and talk over others.  Silence on the phone is okay.

3.)    Political and Religious Beliefs- Be careful of the opinions you post on social media. The slams after viewing the debate last night may be very offensive to friends who see the comments on your wall.

4.)    Do not shuffle papers while on speakerphone.

5.)    An interviewer will decide if they want to hire you within the first 20-90 seconds based on how you look, carry yourself, dress, shake hands, maintain eye contact, etc. First impressions matter.

6.)    If a gossipy colleague is making you uncomfortable, feel free to say, “I’m always here to strategize and talk about issues, but not about other people.”

7.)    Happy Halloween! Remind your children when offered a bowl of candy to take only one piece unless encouraged to take more, use their best manners, wait their turn in line and say "trick or treat" and "thank you."   


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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

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—Brad Guck, District Manager, Administaff

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