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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.

Visit www.etiquettejulie.com or follow along on Twitter and Facebook.
Sticky Situation: How to Deal With a Wedding Show

Sticky Situation: How to Deal With a Wedding Show Stealer

My fiancé's sister is very excited about our wedding, but so much so that she automatically expects, and has voiced this on several occasions, that she expects to be included in the wedding itself. Are there any other things that we could have her as a participant in the wedding, yet not actually a bridesmaid?
06/17/2013 12:31 EDT
Sticky Situation: Your Wedding Gift Questions

Sticky Situation: Your Wedding Gift Questions Answered

To help you decide what to get and how much to spend, here are the answers to five general wedding gift queries. Every wedding invitation requires a gift. This includes giving a present when you will not be present at the wedding.
06/13/2013 07:43 EDT
Sticky Situation: How to Handle

Sticky Situation: How to Handle Complaints

No matter how you feel: like crawling under your desk, screaming back or calling your mommy, understand that a complaining client is a someone that has faith in you. Really, if he did not believe that you could make it right, he would just take his business elsewhere and leave.
06/05/2013 12:25 EDT
Sticky Situation: A Cheat Sheet for Colleague

Sticky Situation: A Cheat Sheet for Colleague Annoyances

Do you sometimes lay awake at night, or daydream on the job, about what to do and say to a co-worker about a recurring sticky situation? Here is a cheat sheet, of the right things to do and say, for when your colleague does the wrong thing.
05/22/2013 12:12 EDT
Sticky Situation: Avoid Embarrassment at this Weekend's

Sticky Situation: Avoid Embarrassment at this Weekend's BBQ

The first long weekend of the summer is here and you need it, to recharge your batteries, unplug the techno and reconnect with loved ones. In Canada, this first three-day break of the summer generally means a combination of planting, freshening up our homes and an invitation to a barbecue. Here are five barbecue sticky situations and their solutions.
05/15/2013 12:31 EDT
Sticky Situation: 20

Sticky Situation: 20 "Textiquette" Guidelines

When invited to give a business etiquette workshop, managers now request that I include a texting activity. We review the dos and don'ts of this casual mode of communication that can, quickly and permanently, tarnish a company's, or an employee's, reputation. Here are 20 business "textiquette" guidelines to keep your interactions positive and interruption free.
05/02/2013 12:22 EDT
Sticky Situation: Reporting Sexual Harassment in the

Sticky Situation: Reporting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

I enjoy my new work, but I am in a shop environment with all male coworkers. I hear phrases that I would be embarrassed to repeat and am questioned about my sexual preferences. I see offensive videos, pictures and pornographic magazines passed around the table during breaks and lunch periods. I am not sure what to do.
04/23/2013 12:13 EDT
Sticky situation: Bad News Guide - What to Do and

Sticky situation: Bad News Guide - What to Do and Say

Sticky situation: In our daily lives, from work to the community and even within our very own family, we regularly receive news that may make us uncomfortable and will at times, leave us speechless and paralyzed. To enlighten you, and hopefully prepare you for what to say and do, here are some suggestions.
04/10/2013 12:25 EDT
Sticky Situation: Coping With a Friend Who Is Always

Sticky Situation: Coping With a Friend Who Is Always Late

Sticky Situation: What can I do about my friend who always arrives late? She does not seem to understand the impact it has on the lives of others, most of all, me. She has the usual excuses of traffic and the day getting away from her. The problem is that she truly believes that she has valid reasons to be late, every time.
04/04/2013 12:43 EDT
Sticky Situation: The Ten Commandments of Easter

Sticky Situation: The Ten Commandments of Easter Dining

Every Easter, when sharing a meal in the company of others, you are bound to look at one of your loved ones, and think: "I can't believe he just bit, licked and sucked." Well, my Huffington Post friends, the time has come, to raise your forks and teach them how it's done. Her are the Ten Commandments of Dining.
03/28/2013 12:34 EDT
Sticky Situation: The Perpetually Late

Sticky Situation: The Perpetually Late Colleague

What can I do about a colleague's perpetual lateness? Five to 10 minutes after the start of our weekly meetings he waltzes in and usually says something like: "What did I miss?" This is more than an annoyance. It is disruptive and unproductive. And frankly, I feel that it is very disrespectful of my time and me. Help!
03/26/2013 12:08 EDT
Sticky Situation: An Air-Kissing

Sticky Situation: An Air-Kissing How-To

Sticky situation: Help! I got air-kissed and ended up butting noses. The incident happened during my first road trip with my boss, when he introduced me to one of our senior store managers. I put out my hand. He pulled me in to peck, not only once but twice, on each cheek. I was surprised. Startled, I moved and it caused a nose collision. What is the protocol on air-kissing, who goes first and on which side?
03/13/2013 12:02 EDT
Sticky situation: Bringing a Newborn to a

Sticky situation: Bringing a Newborn to a Gala?

Sticky situation: Our law firm has been nominated for our local Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Achievement Award. My newborn will be five-weeks-old on gala night. I am still nursing so, I was thinking of bringing him with us. But I spoke about this plan with one of our senior associates and he is very concerned that other attendees may disapprove of bringing a baby to a gala...
03/06/2013 12:24 EST
Sticky Situation: Eloping Without Mom's

Sticky Situation: Eloping Without Mom's Approval

Sticky situation: I've met a wonderful guy and we're planning on getting married sometime this fall. This will be a second wedding for both of us. Neither of us would like a large, elaborate wedding. In fact, we want to simply elope and have a private ceremony with just the two of us. Unfortunately, both my mother and his mother do not like this idea.
02/28/2013 07:57 EST
Sticky Situation: A Neighbourly

Sticky Situation: A Neighbourly Dispute

Sticky situation: Our, across the street neighbour insists that we cannot park our car in front of his property. Are we wrong to continue to do so, especially when we arrive from his side of the crescent?
02/21/2013 12:08 EST
Sticky Situation: Walking My Daughter Down the Aisle With My

Sticky Situation: Walking My Daughter Down the Aisle With My Ex

Our daughter is getting married on May 4. I am the step mom. Last Saturday she called her dad and wants both her parents, my husband and his ex, to walk her down the aisle. Maybe not a huge request but, my husband said he wants to walk his daughter down the aisle, solo. Please advise.
02/13/2013 08:18 EST
Sticky Situation: One Unmatching

Sticky Situation: One Unmatching Bridesmaid

<strong>Sticky situation:</strong> In less than two months, I am getting married. My dear friend is to be a bridesmaid. Due to her financial issues, she now informs me that she didn't order her dress. The rest of the bridesmaids did so, last May. That dress model is no longer available. Please help!
02/06/2013 12:05 EST
Sticky Situation: Super Bowl Party

Sticky Situation: Super Bowl Party Manners

Spring ahead to Super Bowl Sunday. You are wearing your team's gear; jersey on your freshly showered back, and cap on your uncoiffed mane. You're ready to go p-a-r-t-y. But, before you get set to watch the famous coin flip, check your Super Bowl party manners. Here are 10 don'ts and one do, the get reinvited to next year's matchup.
02/01/2013 12:25 EST
Sticky Situation: 12 Steps to Recover From 'Send'

Sticky Situation: 12 Steps to Recover From 'Send' Syndrome

Every modern day professional has at least one e-story to tell. Click that 'Send' button and you could be clicking your career away. Accidental emails can cause embarrassment, compliance issues, end a career or simply make the recipient smile. Here are 12 steps to avoid "send syndrome" and that sinking stomach feeling:
01/24/2013 12:22 EST
Sticky Situation: Handling an Awkward New Year's Party

Sticky Situation: Handling an Awkward New Year's Party Request

In the New Year, I will be hosting a pot-luck for my colleagues. But I am concerned that my new hardwood flooring could be damaged by high heels, as a result of guests not removing their shoes at the door. Should I e-mail my team members in advance to ask that they bring their slippers or indoor shoes?
12/31/2012 12:23 EST