Etiquette expert and modern manners authority Diane Gottsman shares her business etiquette tips on how to thrive at your first job.

Thriving at Your First Job

I’m frequently approached by university students after my etiquette sessions who are anxiously preparing for their first job in the professional arena. Their expectations are hopeful and their enthusiasm is inspiring. I enjoy sharing my thoughts on how to thrive in their respective fields. My advice applies to those who’ve accepted an entry-level position, landed a promotion, or are launching a business of their own. I hope you find these suggestions helpful as you seek to build a successful career. Here are a ... [ Read More ]

Lifestyle Etiquette for Starting Your Day Off Right

Five Ways to Start Your Day Off Right

What can you accomplish in just five minutes that would make your day noticeably better? Here are a few suggestions to get you started off on the right foot each morning: Drink a cup of hot water and lemon. According to a recent article in Yahoo ... [ Read More ]

Business Attire: How to Dress for Your Job Interview

Men’s Etiquette: How to Dress for a Job Interview

Deciding what to wear to the job interview can be overwhelming. You attempt to calm yourself by asking, "Does it really matter anyway?" The answer is a resounding "YES!" According to a survey by the career website, The Ladders, "Thirty-seven ... [ Read More ]

Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority Diane Gottsman shares her college etiquette advice on ten dorm room essentials for your new student dorm room

College Etiquette: Ten Dorm Room Essentials

As a recent high school graduate leaving for college, gearing up for university living can be stressful. You will soon be transitioning from a snug, cozy room into what seems like a small closet with a bed. These new living quarters demand ... [ Read More ]

Dining Etiquette for your pets

Do’s and Don’ts of Dining Out with Your Dog

More and more restaurants are not only allowing, but encouraging people to bring their pets to lunch. I have noticed this trend in my own neighborhood, as well as when traveling in other cities. Four legged friends of all shapes and sizes are busy ... [ Read More ]

The Importance of Taking Risks

The Importance of Taking Risks

To continue to develop personally and professionally, you must step outside of your comfort zone and jump into uncertain territory from time to time. If we are honest with ourselves, we can identify some things we could do that would make our lives ... [ Read More ]

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