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The Handshake

Fist bumps, elbow locks, air kisses and hugs will never replace the handshake.  The handshake is still the most universally accepted form of greeting.  Of course, there are some instances where you wouldn’t shake hands, such as meeting the Queen, or the Pope. The practice of shaking […]

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Business Cards

Your business card is your silent partner, an integral part of your business. How you choose to distribute them is key to developing and maintaining relationships. Your card is a reflection of you and the values you represent, including trustworthiness, credibility, and honesty. However, your business card […]

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Introductions

Practicing inclusion is easy when you learn how to introduce yourself and others. Imagine a world where no one knew anyone’s name. How would we identify ourselves? Walking up to someone and introducing yourself can be a mini trauma for most of us. Our self-doubt kicks in […]

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Body Language

Body language consists of the nonverbal signals we display to those around us. Becoming aware of body language and how to interpret it can be a valuable asset in your professional and personal life. We have been evaluated before we have had a chance to speak, according […]

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Say Them Every Day

The Golden Rule, or the ethic of reciprocity, is found in the scriptures of nearly every religion. It is often regarded as the most concise and general principle of ethics. Here’s a sample: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” — Judaism and Christianity, Bible, Leviticus 19.18 […]

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The Importance of Thank You

The thank-you note can be a powerful tool in your social and business life. Anytime you have an opportunity to thank someone, take advantage! Even in our instant-gratification lifestyles where texts, emails, and tweets replace conversations, the thank-you note is more important than ever. It is the […]

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Young People Face Many Challenges

Today’s young people face many challenges. Parents sacrifice money, time, and energy to ensure that their children are prepared for life with quality education and experiences. Yet in our haste for better education, successful careers, and social prominence, we have neglected the skills that are prerequisite for […]

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Let’s Toast

A toast is a way to honor a person or an occasion. Learning to give and accept toasts can provide many memorable moments in your personal and professional life. Many of us have witnessed wedding toasts. Often they are stumbling, rambling, or embarrassing sentiments from exhausted wedding […]

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What’s Your Interpretation?

Raised by southern parents, I heard a lot of old proverbs, truisms, and maxims. All of them were warnings or benchmarks on how to conduct yourself. “Don’t count your chickens till they are hatched”; “What’s done in the dark shall come to the light”; “Every dog has […]

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