Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Enterprise: Conference Etiquette

Okay, we all go to a lot of conferences.  And we all know those nettlesome conference participants that ruin it for the rest of us that follow the unwritten code of etiquette.  Black Enterprise has a GREAT post that says what we wish we could.  I’ve run into THAT PERSON at every single conference I’ve […]

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16 No-No’s For Holiday Parties

December 11, 2009 by  
Filed under etiquette, professional development

We all want to walk into a party and have a good time. Some of us are extroverts and have no problem doing this. But, others, a little on the shy side, or introverts, may have a problem opening up to people. With the holiday season approaching, it’s a good time to mix and mingle […]

How To Regift Without Being Tacky

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under etiquette

Soon enough you’ll be asked forced  to participate in Holiday gift-giving with co-workers, family, friends, and relative strangers.  A secret santa gift here.  A “bring a gift” for the underprivileged there.  Before you know it you’re out $100. So you think, I’ll regift.  Good idea if you do it right.  So as not to be the […]

Etiquette Expert: Obamas bow to Japan’s emperor shows breach in protocol

November 22, 2009 by  
Filed under etiquette, international, obama

The Etiquette Expert debuted her new updated blog.  A great read for those of us looking for etiquette tips in business, technology, and general manners.  Check out her recent blog on the much-hyped bow of President Obama’s bow to the Japanese emperor. President Obama’s bow to Japan’s emperor shows breach in protocol. Let’s set the […]

The Importance of Character

November 3, 2009 by  
Filed under etiquette, personal development

Come Correct columnist Karen Grigsby Bates reminds us of the importance of character. What is character? What one does if he knew he would never be found out. According to Bates: What we do unobserved or when we don’t have to in some measure defines who we are. So to pick some pretty mundane (but […]

Email Etiquette

October 14, 2009 by  
Filed under etiquette, technology

Email etiquettes are guidelines that help you to avoid mistakes and misunderstandings. These core rules of email etiquette help us to communicate better via email. Take Another Look When You Send a Message.  Don’t send anything you don’t want to send.. Check your message carefully for spelling and grammar. Do Not Default to “Reply to […]

From Girls to Young Women

September 28, 2009 by  
Filed under engage, etiquette

I often joke that my development of social graces was by accident. As I recount my childhood, my mother was too busy working two jobs and squarely focused on me doing well in school (because she was damn sure – before I was – that I was going to college)! This is not to suggest […]

July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month (hint, hint)

July 8, 2009 by  
Filed under etiquette, technology

blackgirlgrown has previously written on the importance of having at least some sense of social decorum when using a cellphone or PDA. For good or bad, cellphones have become a part of our daily lives. Understandably, cell phones provide added comfort and reassurance to parents so that they can reach their children. It also provides […]

It’s Not Just Lunch, It’s Business

July 7, 2009 by  
Filed under etiquette, work

Sometimes one can forget that when you’re invited to a business lunch, it’s about business. Whether you’ve extended the invitation or accepted one, certain business rules of etiquette apply. PINK Magazine’s “Manners at Work” blog provides great advice for some, and good reminders for others. April Fawcett Nagel gives the following tips: Always arrive on […]

Blackberry Manners

June 23, 2009 by  
Filed under etiquette, technology, work

My name is blackgirlgrown.  I am a Blackberry addict.  The first step is admitting you have a problem.  Fortunately,  I’m not as bad as some people.  And  it’s one of the few things I have in common with President Obama.  We have a common Blackberry addict bond.   I’ve also been quite the Blackberry pusher, responsible for getting […]

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