Business Etiquette

Essential Etiquette for Your Video Conference Calls

As the pandemic persists, we continue to rely on technology to be fully productive in our work. In particular, video conferencing (think Zoom and Microsoft Teams) continues to replace in-person meetings, and fortunately the capability lets teams collaborate and forge ahead. But the video conference model comes with some downsides—some are platform related and some are … [Read more...]

Business Etiquette Is Changing in the Times of COVID-19

As COVID-19 eases up, businesses are starting to reopen, and the economy is beginning to rapidly sputter to life. People are going out of their homes, relieved to be free from quarantine and ready to do what they need to do. However, the Coronavirus is definitely still here. Until an effective vaccine or cure is developed, we have to co-exist with the coronavirus. This … [Read more...]

The Role of Etiquette in Business First Impressions

In business, as in private life, first impressions matter. We make assessments about people when we first see them. We let our eyes roam about their clothes, face, physique, and we also use their words and body movements to form our initial opinion about them. Naturally, some of these first impressions get a second chance to be revised, but a large percentage of them … [Read more...]

Texting Clients: What Are the Benefits…and the “Rules”?

In September, my husband and I moved to Texas. He had built a home there before we met and, upon moving for work, has since rented it out. As his new position would require constant travel, we could now live anywhere. So we decided to quit paying rent and move back into the home. But first we needed to have a bit of work done to it, like repainting the interior, replacing … [Read more...]

Business Etiquette Mistakes to Avoid

In the world of business, maintaining good manners and etiquette could be the deal clincher when it comes to securing new and lasting business opportunities and working relationships. A big etiquette mistake can have a detrimental impact and could lead to lost business. Of course we’re all prone to slip ups from time to time, but by being aware of the most common business … [Read more...]

How to Impress Your International Business Partners

We all know that first impressions are the most important and long-lasting. Mistakes can seriously tarnish your reputation, so when meeting your business partners, especially international ones, you should put your best foot forward and go the extra mile in order to impress them.  It’s crucial to show them respect and present your business in a favorable light. There are some … [Read more...]

Today’s Business Etiquette: Keeping It Real in a Virtual World

With the technological boom of the recent years, including social media, there is almost no reason to actually interact with humans face to face anymore.  That is, no reason other than to keep that wonderful thing known as human interaction from disappearing the way of the rotary phone.  Can you imagine a world where seeing another human and actually speaking to them … [Read more...]