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What time is “on time” for a meeting?

7:45PM | Thursday, 7 July 2011 |  Time management is such a crucial part of our work day and it can really get messed up when that spanner gets thrown in (ie a meeting early bird).

How to handle pet peeves

6:45PM | Thursday, 23 June 2011 |  Think of pet peeves like dangerous obstacles on the side of a highway. Don't let them knock your business off course.

Five easy steps to deal with your bread

6:00AM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 |  The manner in which you break your bread will give away your level of etiquette and it’s the first sign of confidence when dining.

Building your personal brand

5:11PM | Thursday, 12 May 2011 |  Business etiquette is an awareness and with any awareness it’s important to look inward, at ourselves and who we are, our personal traits and our brand.

Picking up the tab

5:19PM | Thursday, 5 May 2011 |  Traditionally the rule is: whoever asks for the meeting pays for the meeting. However, it’s never a good idea to rely on traditions because sometimes other people don’t follow the rules.

The seven second rule

4:49PM | Thursday, 28 April 2011 |  I will spare you the clichés we often hear about first impressions, but did you know you only have seven seconds to make that good first impression?

Getting over your networking blues

4:50PM | Thursday, 21 April 2011 |  Overcoming shyness can be a lifetime journey, so try to turn your nervous energy into a positive power surge as you walk through the door.

Handling functions

3:20PM | Thursday, 31 March 2011 |  There is nothing worse than speaking with someone and trying to engage them in conversation while they have one eye on you and one eye on the hors d'oeuvres.

At functions, which side do I put my name badge?

3:52AM | Thursday, 24 March 2011 |  There are a few different theories out there on this (well only really two theories as there are only two options) but I feel the answer is pretty simple.

Shine your shoes

3:23PM | Thursday, 17 March 2011 |  Shine and polish your shoes and it will not only lengthen the life of the shoe but also your business relationships.
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