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Lisa Orr

Canadian Etiquette Expert

Lisa Orr is a certified etiquette and protocol consultant based in Toronto Canada. She also holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. In addition to her blog on the Huffington Post, Lisa is a frequent contributor on all things etiquette for variety of Canadian media including CTV's The Social, Kiss Radio, The Bay St. Bull and The Toronto Star .
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Seal The Deal With These Real Estate Etiquette Rules

In recent months we've seen unprecedented levels of activity in the real estate markets in Canada, which means even more opportunities for etiquette blunders by both buyers and sellers. Here are my top real estate etiquette faux pas for savvy buyers and sellers to avoid.
05/19/2017 05:20 EDT
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A Simple Trick-or-Treating Etiquette Guide

Halloween is a very special holiday in Canada, it's the one time of the year where communities really connect! Children go door to door trick or treating dressed up as their favourite characters and neighbours open their homes give out candy and treats to the local ghouls and goblins. But there are a few rules of the road for trick or treaters. Here are my tips for parents to help their little ghouls and goblins trick-or-treat tactfully.
10/28/2016 10:50 EDT
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Royal Visit 2016: What To Do If You Meet Will And Kate

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their adorable children will be in Canada from September 24th to October 1st for a highly anticipated visit. The royal couple will be undertaking a tour of Canada's stunning west coast which means a few lucky Canucks will have the chance to connect with the royals while they're in the country.
09/23/2016 11:30 EDT
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How Not To Be A Bride/Groomzilla

Wedding season is in full swing, and that means that bridezillas and groomzillas are about to terrorize the land once again. Demanding brides and grooms often end up alienating the very people they are supposed to be celebrating with, their wedding guests. Here's how to avoid becoming one.
05/17/2016 11:19 EDT
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The Dos And Don'ts Of Gracious Mother's Day Gifting

The holiday that originated in the 1900s often includes a brunch or a family meal and hopefully it will also include a special gift. Unfortunately, it can often be very tricky and frankly quite stressful to find the perfect gift for the person who has been there through everything and helped shape us into the people we are today.
05/06/2016 01:20 EDT
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Wellness Retreat Etiquette 101

Although wellness retreats can vary in activities and in ethos, every retreat has a common purpose, which is to help their guests recharge. What I learned on my recent retreat was that in order for every guest to have their best experience, all of the guests have to abide by a few rules of retreat etiquette.
04/29/2016 01:50 EDT
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The Dos And Don'ts Of The Slopes

Winter is finally here! One of the best ways, in my opinion, to get through this cold and dark time of the year is to get out on the slopes. Whether you're a skier or a snowboarder, though, there are definitely some dos and don'ts of the hill that will help you have an awesome day.
02/01/2016 03:36 EST
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How To Successfully Navigate Your Office Holiday Party

Yes, this is a work event, but the purpose is to connect socially and that is much harder to do if you spend the entire evening talking about key performance indicators and sales targets. It's completely appropriate to have a short dialogue about a common department or a project, but after that it's time to move on to getting to know each other better as people.
12/08/2015 02:08 EST