Julie Blais Comeau
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Julie Blais Comeau is one of Canada’s most quoted etiquette expert, a professional speaker, an educator and the author of Etiquette: Confidence & Credibility.

You may have read, seen or heard her on CBC, CTV, TVA, Rogers, Radio-Canada, HuffPost Live, Reader’s Digest, Canadian Living, Women’s Health, and many others.

A certified business etiquette and international protocol consultant, with a solid experience in management, human resources and training, she is the Huffington Post’s Sticky Situation blogger.

Fluently bilingual, having presented more than 500 educational activities to over 50 clients and 5000 participants, Julie is an ideal resource person as a training and development consultant, speaker or workshop facilitator.

With Julie’s help, all can go from oops… to ahh! Farewell faux-pas. Hello confidence & credibility!

Julie est diplômée de la prestigieuse Protocol School of Washington, l'auteure de Quoi dire, comment faire et quand? ainsi que de Projetez confiance et crédibilité et la bloggeuse du Situation délicate du Huffington Post.

Une collaboratrice média en demande, vous l'avez peut-être vu, lu ou entendu à Entertainment Tonight Canada, CTV Morning Live, CBC, Radio-Canada, TVA, Cogeco ou dans The Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest et the Ottawa Citizen.

Whether you are a graduate, organizing a conference or wanting to polish your image on your way to the 'C' suites, Julie is at your service. With her help, gone will be embarrassment and faux-pas!

Au plaisir de vous aider à rayonner positivement mais surtout à éviter l'embarras.

Visit www.etiquettejulie.com or follow along on Twitter and Facebook.
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Entries by Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky Situation: Cut Down Your Friends List Without The Awkwardness

(4) Comments | Posted April 20, 2017 | 2:44 PM

Sticky situation:

Spring is in the air and you are in cleaning mode.

You have decided to freshen up your entire work world. You reorganize your workstation. Archive your files. You even turn off your inseparable smart phone for many minutes to disinfect it completely. You keep going and cleanse...

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Sticky Situation: How Is Your Cultural Quotient? Take This Quiz

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 10:47 AM

Sticky Situation:

Business travel is on the rise. We are in the era of globalization.

You are travelling more and more. Your partners are planetary.

You know it; when travelling to forge links abroad, you must think globally and act locally.

You are proud to say that you do...

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Sticky Situation: A Lesson In Handshaking For The Trumps Among Us

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 11:05 AM

Sticky Situation:

The water cooler talk is still about U.S. President Donald Trump. And this time it's about his handshakes.

This newfound fascination is interesting considering that it was not that long ago that this president was almost a self-declared germaphobe, like Howie Mandel. The Donald, entrepreneur with a pink...

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Sticky Situation: 23 Valentine's Day Dos And Don'ts

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2017 | 7:37 AM

Sticky Situation:

Valentine's Day is here. Whether you like it or not, "I love you day" is upon us. The whole planet, or almost all of it, will celebrate love.

Every 14th of February, lovers of all ages, will exchange cards and gifts, in the form of cupids and hearts.

...
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Sticky Situation: How To Craft Your 5 Question Elevator Pitch

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2017 | 1:53 AM

Sticky Situation:

Everyone's talking about it!

No, not President Trump's latest tweet, but the elevator pitch. It is the trendy method of choice to introduce and sell, YOU.

As its' name implies it, this sales pitch should take as long as, or more appropriately as short as, an elevator ride....

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Sticky Situation: The ABCs Of Holiday Partying

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2016 | 2:03 PM

Sticky Situation: Holiday Partying Dos and Don'ts for Hosts and Guests

It's party season! The happ, happiest season of all! Maybe you're hosting, or maybe you'll be doing a lot of "guesting" ... Regardless, of what your Yule tiding role will be, here is the alphabet to guide you on...

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Sticky Situation: 15 Phrases To Never Use At Work

(2) Comments | Posted November 25, 2016 | 2:24 PM

Sticky Situation:

According to Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, your words, your verbal message, counts for only seven per cent of your face to face communication. The rest of your message, is 55 per cent visual and 38 per cent vocal. This is also...

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Sticky Situation: 10 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Small Talk

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2016 | 3:10 PM

Sticky Situation:

I know, I know, you don't like networking events, much less the ritual of small talk.

You are uncomfortable walking into a room full of strangers (where's the bar and where are the shrimps?), asking questions (which ones?), exchanging business cards (just like a casino dealer!), with the...

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Sticky Situation: 6 Ways To Prepare For Fall Networking

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2016 | 11:53 AM

Sticky situation:

Your summer vacation is over. You are tanned, well rested and full of energizing memories.

You are also ready for your children's back-to-school. The long list of school supplies is full of check marks. They have everything they need. Yay, you did it!

But are you ready for...

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Sticky Situation: Your Guide To Stress-Free Summer Tipping

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2016 | 4:03 PM

Sticky situation:

Canadians from coast to coast love making summer memories, and it is oh so easy.

Just like Justin Timberlake we have that "sunshine in our pocket" and like to enjoy some of "that good soul in our feet:" long lattés, drinks with friends, playing outdoors until dark,...

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Sticky Situation: Your Summer Guide To Cool And Confident Office Style

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2016 | 2:37 PM

Everywhere in Canada, it's still hot, hot, hot!

Everyone -- employees of all levels, some colleagues and some clients, who work for a public or a private organization -- may need a reminder from a popular blog post about what they should and should not wear at...

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Sticky Situation: Do This At Work Before Your Next Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 4:44 PM

Sticky situation:

Soon, very soon, you will be shutting down your computer and you will be gone... gone fishing, beaching, golfing or relaxing in your backyard oasis in the city. Even if you are just like me and love your job, I bet that you are counting down the sleeps...

...
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Sticky Wedding Situation: Asking For Cash Is Insulting, Tacky And Rude

(158) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 11:26 AM

Sticky situation:

After 20 years of living together, my partner has finally asked me to marry him. In fact, from the beginning, it was he who wanted this traditional sealing of the knot. The big day will be this fall.

The wife of his best friend suggested...

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Sticky Situation: Adopt An Attitude Of Gratitude At Work

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 12:00 PM

Sticky Situation:

#Gratitude. This hashtag is increasingly popular on social media.

What does gratitude mean? Here is Merriam-Webster's definition: "the state of being grateful, thankfulness."

Why are so many people fans of gratitude?

Gratitude is authentic unsolicited feedback and it rapidly becomes quite contagious. Gratitude is reciprocal and...

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Sticky Situation: 12 Actions To Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 3:09 PM

Sticky Situation:

LinkedIn is not Facebook.

Yes, both are online social media.

Yes, both have blue logos.

Yes, both were founded in California, in 2003 and 2004. In fact, LinkedIn was born before Facebook. I bet you thought it was the other way around ;-).

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Sticky Situation: Are You The Perfect Colleague?

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 5:37 PM

Sticky situation:

You are good at your job, maybe the best on your team.

You are a natural leader, perhaps the best in your industry.

You're smart, maybe the most educated of the company.

But, are you the best colleague? What do your teammates say about you? Do they like...

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Sticky Situation: Easter Table Etiquette For Hosts And Guests

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 11:57 AM

Sticky Situation:

Easter, the Christian celebration of Christ's resurrection, is celebrated throughout the world at churches and around the table with family and friends.

In our current era of diversity, it is sometimes difficult to know what to do, or not, when gathering to eat.

To avoid embarrassment this Easter...

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Sticky Situation: Trudeau At The White House - What To Know

(1) Comments | Posted March 9, 2016 | 3:57 PM

Sticky Situation:

It is the most coveted invitation on the planet.

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be hosting the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, during an official visit, including a White House state dinner on Thursday, March 10th, 2016.

If you are one of the...

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Sticky Situation: How To Offer Support To Someone With Cancer

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2016 | 12:58 PM

Sticky Situation:

Your phone rings.

It's your sibling, your colleague, your neighbour or... a loved one.

It's been a while, or you spoke just yesterday.

You know him inside and out, or her, just on the surface by business association.

She is older, he is younger, or you are...

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Sticky Situation: Asking For Cash As A Wedding Gift

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2016 | 2:21 PM

Sticky Situation:

Our daughter is getting married this year.

They have a small home and have everything they need and no room, or place, for the items that would be put on a gift registry.

Is there a polite way of asking for cash, and should you say...

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