November 24, 2010
Here are the answers to the 20 questions asked here last week: 1. Conversations . Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? These questions can help to create and maintain small talk. Sharing and finding equal interests is important during initial contact. Being interested and a good listener is ultimate. 2. Speakerphone : When using a speakerphone, let the caller know that you are on a speakerphone, who is participating in the conversation, and why they are included. 3. Voice Mail Messages : When leaving a message: State your full name (spell it)
May 23, 2012
Several articles have appeared regarding bears being attracted to trash cans in various neighborhoods over the past couple of months. It would be a good thing to remind readers that an excellent way to avoid this problem is to practice trash etiquette. This means not putting smelly garbage into your trash can. How can you do this? Simple: Freeze smelly garbage in your freezer and only put it into your trash can on the morning of your trash pickup. This is simple and not a big deal.
January 6, 2011
Etiquette is not about snobbish rules and class separation. It is a code of behavior and life skills that shows thoughtfulness, common sense and consideration toward others. Life often has changes and circumstances that arise for which one has no experience or training. Knowledge of etiquette helps to develop poise, confidence and self-esteem, and that enables one to handle the unexpected. Because business is often social and involves dining situations, knowledge of fine-dining skills can help to give one an extra edge and create a positive impression and trust.
September 27, 2007
As the author of ?Civility? for the last year, I have shared weekly tips that serve as basic life skills of consideration, kindness, and respect for others. This week we will have a second etiquette quiz. The answers to the questions will be printed next week. Test yourself to see how much you remember: 1. Hospital visitation : How can you be a considerate hospital visitor? 2. International protocol?France : What are some considerations for business meetings in France?
December 3, 2009
Children learn what they live “If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive. If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves. If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy. If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy. If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty. If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
December 27, 2007
T he La Cañada Thursday Club has a proud 56-year tradition of sponsoring young women from our community in the ?Bal Blanc de Noel? presentation of Les Fleurettes Debutantes. This year, the Thursday Club will present 12 young women to society on Saturday evening at a black-tie gala to be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Bal Blanc de Noel is the culminating event which celebrates their completion of a 16-month program of social and community service, as well as cultural education, personal development training and etiquette instruction.
September 13, 2007
Diana Olson Many Americans enjoy visiting France and doing business with the French. To understand their customs helps to create positive business and social relationships with the French. Values and relationships: In France, the family is a cohesive group with each member having responsibilities, financial, and emotional support. Marriage is seen as practical with small families. The French value their privacy and there are separate rules inside and outside social circles.