Getting ready to talk cold and flu season etiquette on @better_kansas_city this am.🤧To shake hands or not to shake hands? #cfetiquette #etiquette #emilypost #emilypostinstitute #manners #civility
The modern day office...er, dining room. Led an online video cast class to 10 universities today on the advantage of etiquette in business. One of my biggest takeaways for the undergrads - don’t let your phone be your crutch. Put it away in networking opportunities and open yourself to conversation and unforeseen internship or job opportunities. (This applies well in all life situations actually:) #emilypostinstitute #cfetiquette #etiquette #emilypost #businessetiquette #civility
Hat 🎩 manners “Etiquickie” with my pal @theminivanmominsta! #cfetiquette #etiquette #emilypost #emilypostinstitute #manners
When dinner begins like this...💕🥂Tip: If wondering which piece of silverware to use for each course, always work outside to in and that will guide you. For instance, with this dinner, the soup spoon on my far right indicates the first course will be soup. Continue working inward on silverware until you are just left with the main entree knife and dinner fork.🍴If no silverware seem to be left for dessert, that indicates they will arrive with the actual dessert. You don’t need to “save” any silverware no matter what. If used, it’s completely polite and acceptable to ask for new silverware if not furnished with the next course. #cfetiquette #etiquette #emilypostinstitute #emilypost #dinneretiquette #manners #tablemanners
Did you know the #1 fear of people is public speaking? According to a poll Forbes conducted, that comes in as the top followed closely by #2 death and #3 spiders 🕷. Working on this presentation for a business client because etiquette is knowing how to conduct yourself so that you feel confident in how to navigate every situation, including in front of an audience...whether 1 to 1,000. #emilypostinstitute #emilypost #etiquette #businessetiquette #publicspeaking #cfetiquette #etiquette
Was reminded the other day of Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Rules of a Good Life. He wrote this as a gift for a child who was named after him, and these 10 rules have been handed down ever since. The principles of etiquette are embodied throughout. Historical wisdom worth review 📜. Currently searching for a copy to hang where my sons (and myself:) can see each day! #cfetiquette #etiquette #emilypostinstitute #emilypost
Believe it or not, no clinking necessary!🍾 6 quick tips:
1. Hold the flute or glass by the stem, especially if a chilled or sparkling wine.
2. The host always makes the first toast. Followed then by guests. (Only exception is at a wedding) If a host doesn’t offer a toast, a guest may ask to propose one to honor the host.
3. Toasts are most typically offered at the beginning of the meal as wine or champagne is served.
4. Keep a toast short and sweet, one or two minutes. Raise your glass and/or stand as you propose a toast.
5. Although clinking glasses is acceptable, the customary and preferred toast is to simply just raise your glass.
6. Always take a sip of your beverage after you have raised your glass in the completion of the toast. To do otherwise would disregard the toast.
Happy New Year! cheers!
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Merry Christmas🎄 Received the most special surprise handmade clay nativity made by my 8-year-old. Thank you @stpaulskc @sgouttierre @cyndistephenson for such priceless handmade heirloom treasures from our children.❤️
Returning a gift or re-gifting ?🤔 I know, I know, it’s so tempting and easy in a pinch to re-gift! I once had a friend tell me she opened a lovely wrapped gift only to discover it had the monogram of the family who gifted it to her on it. They undoubtedly had no idea of their accidental re-gift. Reminds me to think twice:) #cfetiquette #etiquette #emilypostinstitute #emilypost #holidaygiftgiving #holidayetiquette #giftetiquette @kclivetv