TIPS: “To Insure Prompt Service” and Other Useful Acronyms

Acronyms can be a very useful tool in creating a memory link. They may have no grammatical roots, and perhaps disputed origins, but they are time tested, easy to recall, and used by teachers, trainers and parents. Here are a few common etiquette acronyms: TIPS: “To Insure Prompt Service”. The acronym T-I-P-S is a valuable reminder to treat your server with respect and courtesy, and to reward people who provide services to you with a proper gratuity for their efforts. There are several debates over the definition ... [ Read More ]


Summer Makeup Bag Essentials

With summer right around the corner, every girl needs a well stocked makeup bag to get through the hot days and balmy nights, all while looking flawless. Here's my list of items to make sure and include. Visit my Pinterest Board, Summer Makeup ... [ Read More ]

Moon Mippy Stationary, Diane Gottsman

Baby Shower Etiquette

Baby showers are a wonderful way for friends and family to come together to celebrate an upcoming birth, and honor the mom-to-be. If you are hosting the shower, here are a few tips to help you throw a successful party: Consider the expectant ... [ Read More ]

Elevator Etiquette: Being a Courteous Passenger

Cramped in a small, moving space with strangers calls for a special code of conduct. Follow these tips to keep the elevator moving smoothly and your fellow passengers comfortable. Don’t crowd the doors. Let others exit before attempting to enter. ... [ Read More ]


How to Sail Through a Visit from Your In-laws

You may be on fabulous terms with your in-laws, yet still find it difficult to spend extended periods of time together. Though a one week stay may seem overwhelming, it’s in everyone’s best interest to maintain a healthy relationship. Here are a few ... [ Read More ]


Tipping Etiquette: Spring and Summer Travel

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of chatting with Nancy Giles on CBS Sunday Morning, on the topic of tipping. Nancy had some great questions for me and it was a lot of fun.Tipping is one of those topics that never gets old when making ... [ Read More ]


Spring Wardrobe Staples

Your professional wardrobe doesn't have to be boring to communicate credibility in your field. You can wear clothes that send the message of “office confident,” and still show off your unique style. With warmer weather knocking at our door, now is ... [ Read More ]

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