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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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......
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...
#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...
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 ;-).
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Here we are, just at a few days before Valentine's Day.
In addition to the traditional paper or modern virtual Valentine, you're probably envisioning that you'll exchange a kiss or hug with your beloved, your children and even your friends. And that's a good thing. Long live...
Tick, tock, tick, tock ... The countdown to the Super Bowl has begun.
In just a few hours, on the first Sunday of February, the NFL (National Football League) will celebrate its 50th champions.
Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! The Carolina Panthers or the Denver...
I am the sister and godmother of a soon-to-be bride that will be married twice; civilly in early 2016 spring and religiously in the fall of 2017.
I am wondering about my gift obligations for these two weddings.
Do I have to offer two gifts and if so,...
Happy New Year!
Are you ready? What do you want to broadcast in 2016?
What do you want the buzz about you to be behind your back, when the door closes, when you leave a client, a colleague, or even your boss?
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
There are cocktails, potlucks, buffets and traditional dinner invitations. But what is one to do about all those dietary restrictions and trends?
Whether you are a host or guest, you may be wondering about diet dos and don'ts --...