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Julie Blais Comeau

Chief Etiquette Officer, Author and Speaker | La spécialiste de l'étiquette, auteure et conférencière

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.

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Sticky Situation: How Would You Do in an Offbeat

Sticky Situation: How Would You Do in an Offbeat Interview?

So you think that you have what it takes to work for one of serial entrepreneur Richard Branson's 400 companies within his Virgin Empire? You have personality and that is what he hires. Right? Are you a bit nervous about making a poised and polished entrance? What about the small talk -- smooth sailing for you? And what if you do get the job and he proposes a toast to you? Do you drink up or not? Uh oh...
01/30/2014 08:07 EST
Sticky Situation: Constant Coughing

Sticky Situation: Constant Coughing Colleague

Sticky situation: I have a coworker two cubicles away who, for years now, has chronically coughed and always clears his throat. How do I politely get him to stop and be more considerate?
01/15/2014 12:12 EST
Sticky Situation: Your New Year's Eve Party

Sticky Situation: Your New Year's Eve Party Guide

Throughout the world, in the 24 time zones of our planet when the clock strikes 12, Spaniards will wear red underwear, South Africans will throw furniture out of the window and Peruvian neighbours will be boxing to transition from one year to the next. Right here in our homeland, anywhere in our six time zones, Canadians will be singing, sipping and smooching. Here is your New Year guide with good, should and fun to know celebration facts.
12/30/2013 12:26 EST
Sticky Situation: Regifting Dos and

Sticky Situation: Regifting Dos and Don'ts

You are sure the neighbours did it with the Panettone. You suspect your brother-in-law did too, with the No Name golf balls. Now that Christmas is over and the pretty papers and beautiful bows are off, it's the season to regift. It may be acceptable if and when the following conditions apply.
12/27/2013 12:27 EST
Seven Sticky Situations: Home for the

Seven Sticky Situations: Home for the Holidays

"There is no place like home for the holidays..." so the song goes. For that reason, you and your sweetheart have decided to make your house Christmas-central this year. You are hosting and all are taking turns coming to celebrate with you and your family. To make sure that your vision of "the most wonderful time of the year" comes true in your home, here is your cheat sheet to some of the seven of the season's sticky situations.
12/17/2013 05:34 EST
Sticky Situation: Holiday Tipping

Sticky Situation: Holiday Tipping Tips

Sharing the holiday spirit with the people that make your life good can be a Sticky Situation. Here is a cheat sheet to make sure that everyone on your list gets recognized for their talented or caring contributions.
12/11/2013 12:31 EST
Sticky Situations: The Holiday Office Gift Giving

Sticky Situations: The Holiday Office Gift Giving Guide

Holiday gift-giving is the opportunity to thank those that make your work world good, throughout the entire year. But one misstep could have you circulating the office gossip pool for months to come. Don't overspend, don't underspend, and mostly importantly: read this guide before gift-giving season is upon us.
12/04/2013 05:28 EST
Sticky Situation: Surviving the Holiday Office

Sticky Situation: Surviving the Holiday Office Party

What percentage of holiday office partygoers have seen that guy or that girl do something that he or she regretted the morning after? What is one to do when the scene unfolds during one's jolly get together? Foremost, have your own party manners in check with these top five tips.
11/27/2013 12:25 EST
Sticky Situation: 10 Guidelines for Shopping

Sticky Situation: 10 Guidelines for Shopping Harmony

Have you counted them? There are five shopping weekends left before Christmas. I bet that your heart is now pumping a little quicker. Increased blood pressure means stress. Stress diminishes patience. It may even reduce common sense, could completely violate basic civil codes and present you with Sticky Situations.
11/20/2013 05:18 EST
Sticky Situation: If I Donate to a Wedding, Do I Need to Give a

Sticky Situation: If I Donate to a Wedding, Do I Need to Give a Gift?

Our daughter just told us that she is getting married this holiday season. The reception will be in a chic downtown Toronto hotel. It will be a very intimate civil wedding with about 30 guests. They have informed me that they will be requesting a $150 donation per adult. I am told that this is the new modern way of getting married...
10/09/2013 12:42 EDT
Sticky Situation: Does My Dad Have to Give Me Away at My

Sticky Situation: Does My Dad Have to Give Me Away at My Wedding?

I'm 30 years old and getting married for the first time this holiday season. I've supported myself since I was 18 years old and have lived with my fiancé for the past three years. Traditionally fathers walk their daughters down the aisle, but my father and I aren't close. I also feel too old and independent for the ritual. Should I just swallow my pride to save wedding stress?
10/02/2013 05:27 EDT
Sticky Situation: How to Quit a New

Sticky Situation: How to Quit a New Job

Sticky Situation: I have to quit a job to go to another. For both jobs, the current and the next, people around me have recommended me. It gets stickier; I have only been in my current job for less than a month. I am now wondering what excuse I should give my boss while still displaying integrity?
09/17/2013 12:27 EDT
Sticky Situation: 20 Ways to Make Your Meetings More

Sticky Situation: 20 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Productive

Are your team's meetings a waste of time or an inspiring and cohesive collaborative venture? Make your meetings matter by brushing up on your meeting manners. Here is a refresher of host and participant guidelines plus solutions to sticky meeting situations, that will guarantee a positive, purposeful and productive participation by all.
08/28/2013 12:37 EDT
Sticky Situations: Is It OK to Dress Better Than Your

Sticky Situations: Is It OK to Dress Better Than Your Boss?

There actually is an unwritten rule that recommends not dressing up above your superior's style of dress. Simply stated, dressing more formally than your boss could be perceived as having the pretension of saying: "I'm better than you."
08/15/2013 08:58 EDT
Sticky Situation: Your Wardrobe Malfunctions

Sticky Situation: Your Wardrobe Malfunctions Solutions

Wardrobe malfunctions don't just happen to Hollywood stars. They can happen to any one of us, at any moment. No, not necessarily in front of the cameras, but probably in front of your boss or your client. In anticipation of your next 911 dress distress you should probably memorize, the following solutions.
07/31/2013 12:06 EDT
The Who, What, When and Where of the Royal

The Who, What, When and Where of the Royal Baby

Any minute, any second, the world will go wild when Duchess Kate delivers the much awaited, blue-blooded baby of the Windsor family. And you may be wondering about the <em>when, what, where and how </em>of this royal tra la la? Here's your royal baby guide.
07/13/2013 04:07 EDT
Sticky Situations: Are You a Beach Bum or Beach

Sticky Situations: Are You a Beach Bum or Beach Buddy?

Just because your sunglasses are on, it doesn't mean that your manners should go to the wind and that you can turn into a <em>beach bum</em>. To make sure that all sand, surf and sun lovers have worry free memories, here are twelve beach friendly reminders that will make you a good <em>beach buddy</em>.
07/10/2013 05:14 EDT
20 Things You Must Know About the Canadian

20 Things You Must Know About the Canadian Flag

Next week, to commemorate our heritage, on July 1, Canada day, many of us will go to our garages, attics or basements, and will take out our national flag to testify our allegiance to our country. Here's what you should know about the National Flag of Canada.
06/20/2013 08:55 EDT