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? publié chez Béliveau éditeur 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 Wedding Situation: Asking For Cash Is Insulting, Tacky And Rude

(180) 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

(2) 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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Sticky Situation: Valentine's Day, Air-Kissing And Hugging At The Office

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 11:56 AM

Sticky situation:

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...

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Sticky Situation: Super Bowl Dos, Don'ts And Chicken Wing 101

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 1:00 PM

Sticky Situation:

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...

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Sticky Situation: Two Wedding Celebrations, How Many Gifts?

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 5:02 PM

Sticky Situation:

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,...

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Sticky Situation: How To Build Your Reputation In 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 3:20 PM

Sticky Situation:

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?

What...

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Sticky Situation: Handling Dietary Restrictions During The Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 4:28 PM

Sticky Situation:

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 --...

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Sticky Situation: Modern Etiquette For Death And Mourning

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 5:05 PM

Sticky Situation:

Following the tragic events of Nov. 13, 2015, death and mourning are repeatedly heard on the radio, the television and in social media.

Popular? Yes. Uncomfortable? Definitely.

Although real and even natural, these words bring discomfort and several questions of what to do in such a sad and,...

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Sticky Situation: How to Safely Talk Politics at the Office

(3) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 5:19 PM

Sticky Situation:

Everyone knows that one should never talk about it, and especially not here!

All the advice you have heard and read on the art of conversation is very clear: never talk politics in public, especially not at work.

But, as you read this post, down the hall, in...

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Sticky Situation: Networking Cocktail Quiz

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 5:34 PM

Sticky situation(s):

Whether you regularly attend your local chamber of commerce's breakfast, your professional association's networking cocktail, or like me, meet other solopreneurs at Ladies Who Lunch, fall is the season to get out into the community to build mutually beneficial relationships.

To get you into the swing...

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Sticky Situation: Six Labour Day Party Dos and Don'ts

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 8:19 AM

Sticky situation:

Only a couple more weekends before Labour Day! Where did the summer go?

You may only have one more chance to make a great impression on family and friends at the last fiesta of the sunny season.

Whether it's a barbecue, brunch, a pool or cocktail party,...

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Sticky Situation: 5 Things to Keep in Mind While Camping

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 7:58 AM

Sticky Situation:

Finally, you are back in nature. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want. You have promised yourself and your family that you will respect your natural rhythms -- you will enjoy your vacation, one moment at a time. You have no plans but to let yourself...

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Sticky Situation: Should You Accept Your Boss's Facebook Invitation?

(5) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 12:44 PM

Sticky Situation:

For any employee of the digital era, this is the question that kills: To "accept" or not accept, the boss' Facebook invitation.

Even if you get along great, are you ready for her to have a front row seat on your daily life? What will you do if...

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Sticky Situation: Avoid Moving Day Madness

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 7:55 AM

Sticky situation:

For many Canadians moving is madness.

Ask any Quebecer and they will tell you that the traditional July 1st moving day is complete mayhem, especially downtown Montreal.

A summer moving date was originally assigned for humanitarian reasons, to disallow renters from being evicted during the province's...

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