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Road Race Etiquette Tips

There are several aspects to road racing that must fall into place in order to make the event successful and proper road race etiquette often begins long before the starting gun is fired. In many cases there will be pre-race instructions included in the race package that competitors pick up when they register. It will tell them where to park so the...
Jan 17, 2015 |

Skating Rink Etiquette

All it really takes is a bit of common sense and attention to basic regulations to be up-to-date on proper skating rink etiquette. Most skating rinks will have rules posted in plain sight. Make a point of reading them especially if you've never been to that rink before. There might be rules specific to that rink only, so even if you've been to...
Jan 17, 2015 |

Black Tie Dress Etiquette

So, you received an invitation to a "black-tie" event. That's a good thing. It means that someone thinks enough of you to include you in something very special, very formal and sophisticated. But, if you've never been to a black-tie gathering, you may be wondering what to wear. At an important social event, the last thing you want to do is commit...
Jan 14, 2015 |

Book Review: The Book Of Business Etiquette by Nella Braddy Henney

When I downloaded the (free) e-book The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Braddy Henney I was fully anticipating reading a not-so-enthusiastic rendition of how to act while in business meetings, how to handle difficult clients/customers, how to put together a proper meeting for clients, etc. Because, after all, books like this aren't usually...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Impressing Your Customers - Proper Etiquette for Customer Service

In today's competitive climate, those of us in the service industry continue to improve on our customer service techniques. "Exceed Expectations," "WOW Them," "Create Value," "Offer Additional Services," "Find out what they want and then tailor your presentation to their needs." We've all heard these great buzz phrases that motivate us to win over...
Dec 24, 2014 |

20 Business Telephone Etiquette Tips

Today's technology has many advantages and a great many disadvantages. I often wonder how our society survived without a mobile telephone. I wonder how I survived without the Internet. I was connected when Prodigy was first introduced on the scene. The pharmaceutical company for which I worked provided a laptop to help me manage my territory or I...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Party Invitation Wording Etiquette

Throwing a party? The last thing you want to worry about is proper party invitation etiquette - yet, the right party invitation wording is more important than you might think. The very appearance, and your choice of words, should tell guests what they can expect from your party. A stiff, engraved card with conventional choice of words conveys a...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Career Advice: 5 Ways to Improve Your Office Etiquette

In today's relaxed workplace, employees can often use a refresher course on proper office etiquette. Fortunately, some of the etiquette rules are universal. Learning these five tips will help you adjust to a new workplace and build strong working relationships.
Dec 24, 2014 |

US Flag Etiquette

Find answers to common and uncommon questions about the United States Flag and its evolution. Information on Flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code. Patriotic poems, hymns, and essays.
Apr 4, 2016 |

Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of... Read More

Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support... Read More

Exclusive: U.S. glossed over Oman's human rights record during Iran talks

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT (Reuters) - As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the... Read More