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Between the business mixers, the spouse Christmas party and the boss’s open house, it may seem like one starts to run out of things to say. Let’s face it you can only say “How about them Oilers?” so often.  And what does on...

What’s the deal on when it’s okay to wear a hat and when it isn’t?  This question has come up often enough that I thought it was time to set the record straight.

Firstly, just a little history:  

Removing one’s hat has always been a sign of respect. This hat protoco...

When you’re in the deep freeze or up to your neck in snow, etiquette isn’t always the top-of-mind priority. But it turns out there are many different opportunities in which that we can display great winter etiquette! Here are a list of my favourite winter etiquette tip...

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to some gentlemen from another era. I found it interesting how things have changed, and yet how they haven’t.

Enjoy these 25 Mad Men tips. And for all you ‘gentlemen’ out there, chivalry is not dead.

1. When on a date with a woman...

Do the words “networking event” and “meet and greet” cause panic and anxiety? You’re not alone.  But you don’t need to be worried. Here are six tips from the seasoned professional on how to decrease networking jitters.

  1. Manage your expectations

Be careful of settin...

 “Just give money” does not resonate with everyone. It is not up to the wedding couple to dictate what their guests should give them as a gift. Many people look at a cash gift as an exchange for the evening’s dinner and festivities.  For some, this is far from the conc...

A wedding website is a fantastic tool to provide details regarding your pre-wedding
and wedding day information to all your friends and guests. Here are 11 ideas for you to get started on your wedding website. Good luck!

1. The location and time of both the ceremony an...

Entertaining a client or special guest at a restaurant and haven’t taken VIP Protocol’s Dining With Distinction course yet? Here are ten tips to get you through your upcoming client lunch until your course starts.

1.  Choose a restaurant that you are familiar with.

Meetings can often take up to 50% of one’s work week. So often I hear from professionals who are ‘relatively new’ in their professions and feel intimidated before or during meetings.

Here are a few tips to quell those apprehensions and get on the path to being a contri...

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