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Become a LinkedIn Jedi

Being a LinkedIn Jedi

By Dave Landry
LinkedIn is possibly the most important social network—it’s arguably the premiere social network for professionals. What does that mean? Whether you’re an office worker or a CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, you can connect with other

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Complainer

Are You a Chronic Complainer? It is Bad Etiquette!


by Syndi Seid
Are you constantly expressing dissatisfaction, discontent, resentment and negativity about life, versus being happy, helpful, and positive about your surroundings? Many people are chronic complainers and don’t even realize it.
Your sentiments may be noble in thinking

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Keeping promises is good etiquette

by Syndi Seid
It’s the New Year and here’s something to think about as part of your commitment to “turning a new leaf” and beginning a new good habit…
Have you ever borrowed an item and never returned it? Have

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Video Conferencing Etiquette


By Syndi Seid
The hot new trend in meetings is video conference calls. Thanks to new advances in technology, this service is more affordable than meeting in person, and in many situations, it’s free.
Best to brush up for the

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Correct Word and Punctuation Usage is Etiquette

by Syndi Seid
The goal of etiquette in general is to make people feel comfortable and at ease in any situation. While proper punctuation and word usage may not be directly related to having good manners and etiquette, using language

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Wedding Guest Etiquette


by Syndi Seid
In the U.S. June is the most popular month for weddings.  In South Africa I understand it is the month of September, for  Spring weddings, or the month of December, for Summer weddings.   No matter the timing,

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10 Tips for Gift-giving and Receiving

by Syndi Seid
Anthropologist Terry Y. LeVine said it best:
“The practice of giving and receiving gifts is so universal it is part of what it means to be human. In virtually every culture, gifts and the events at which

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sandwich technique

The Sandwich Technique to Deliver Bad News or Complaints

by Syndi Seid
Among the many etiquette skills presented in our seminars, the one I enjoy sharing most is one of the simplest. It’s the Sandwich Technique: a tool managers use when they have to deliver unpleasant news, resolve a

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The Etiquette of “What to Wear?”

By Syndi Seid
It is said:  “Always dress up, because you can always dress down. Never dress down, because you can never dress up!”   – Anonymous
There is often confusion by young and mature people alike in knowing what to

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a toast

Giving and Receiving Toasts

By Syndi Seid
A number of special events are upon us—graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day. Add to this perhaps a few weddings, job promotions, retirements, new baby arrivals, and the like and you might be in need of a few

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