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Holiday Dining and Events

It’s official…the holidays have arrived. Tis the season for holiday dinners, business events, festive celebrations and entertainment all revolving around food. Don’t be a Nervous Nellie or a Bumbling Bob. Five Star School of Etiquette will help you identify, develop and begin to use those dining and […]

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5 Uses For The Napkin

Your dinner napkin has 5 uses at the dining table: 1. Signals the start of the meal 2. Keeps your clothing clean. 3. Keeps your mouth and fingers clean. 4. Covers a cough or sneeze. 5. Signals the end of the meal. Learning dining etiquette creates confidence […]

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Make a Five Star Impression for the Holidays

The holiday season is rapidly approaching; next month the party season will officially begin. Company holiday parties, celebrations,  and social events will all revolve around food. Don’t be the bull in the china shop. Your first impression, being able to engage in small talk, and your dining […]

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Tipping

Tipping can be a sensitive subject for many.  Some feel that once they have paid for their meals their financial obligation has been met.  They see tipping as giving money away.   My mother worked her way through college by waiting tables and cleaning hotel rooms.  I learned […]

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Helping you connect: Business Cards

Your business card is a reflection of you and the brand you represent.  Regardless of the title on the card every business card should be treated with respect. There is etiquette for presenting and receiving business cards.  Professional etiquette covers every aspect of the business environment.  There […]

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How to Shine at the Company Picnic

Often work activities take place, away from brick and mortar buildings. The company sponsored picnic is a business event. Workplace etiquette still applies. The company picnic is not just a chance to eat and show your sport prowess. It should be treated as a work event.  Nowhere […]

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Do you know Robert?

You should. If you are member of any organization that holds meetings you should familiarize yourself with Robert’s Rules of Order. Robert’s Rules of Order, is the bible of parliamentary procedure.  The principles and procedures and that are applied to meetings are formally called parliamentary procedure.  These […]

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Invitations

Along with the bride and groom, and the venue your invitations are one of the most important parts of your wedding planning.  Your invitation will set the tone and style of your wedding.  The invitation should reflect the degree of formality of your wedding. Your invitation should […]

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What’s my name?

Nothing is sweeter than the sound of our names.  Nothing is more embarrassing than forgetting the name of someone whom you have just met. People feel recognized when you remember their name.  A person’s name is the most important word to them.  It is directly tied to […]

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Preparation

Preparing young people to become responsible, productive citizens is an awesome task. Genetics, environment, and society all have input toward the end result, but as parents and caregivers our duties are endless. The responsibility we bear is twofold: we have children whom we love, nurture, and indulge; […]

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Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way through the world. Lord Chesterfield