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October 8, 2014
Forget Youtube, just lock her in the stocks.

Youtube removed a video after it had been viewed over 85,000 times because it violated the site’s rules banning humiliation, harassment, and bullying. The video was recorded by a mother one day when shadowing her fourteen-year-old daughter at school. With hope of curbing her daughter’s irresponsible behavior (the girl had been skipping classes) the frustrated […]

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September 30, 2014
That Cake Is NOT Going to Cut Itself!

      Question: What is your business goal?   Answer: I want to build a successful etiquette practice.   Question: That’s terrific! What are you doing to reach that goal?   Answer: I am hoping that the website I am having built will attract customers, and I have really beautiful business cards and letterhead […]

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September 24, 2014
A Compelling Hook Helps Reel Them In

“I don’t know what to say to potential customers to get them to buy!” Jackie complained. “I get in front of people and tell them all about me and the important work I do but nobody seems particularly interested.”   Frustration like Jackie’s can be common among those providing a professional service. Jackie is enthusiastic […]

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September 14, 2014
Create a Learning Environment Conducive to Study

Whether in second grade or studying to become certified as an etiquette trainer, establishing good study habits is essential to learning and mastering course content. Creating a learning environment that fosters study is crucial to making the most of those home study hours. Parents of students or students themselves can create home study environments that […]

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September 9, 2014
Complaining Can Poison Even the Best Group

Debbie was thrilled! For her birthday her friends surprised her with a weekend yoga retreat at a local wellness center. On the agenda were classes surrounding her interest in health and nutrition. Day one was wonderful and although exhausted by day’s end, Debbie felt invigorated and anxious to attend day two. Unfortunately, the second day […]

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September 5, 2014
Five Biggest Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

“I don’t get it. I opened my business eight months ago and now after a strong start I am losing ground!”   Business ownership has its merits. It is creative, intellectually stimulating, liberating, and lucrative. Yes, there are challenges to running a business; however the rewards are many: job satisfaction, a flexible schedule, unlimited financial […]

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August 27, 2014
Branding Separates Your Etiquette Training Company from the Herd

One of the most common questions that we receive from prospective members is, “How many people in my area have you trained?”   The question that these inquisitive folks are really asking is, “Is the competition in my area so fierce that I will fail?”   Competition is of great concern to inexperienced entrepreneurs. They […]

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August 23, 2014
Selling Diseased Beef is Bad Manners

All too often I stumble across a news story that describes such amorality, I am fearful for us all. The latest story to floor me was in The Wall Street Journal and reported that the two former owners of the slaughterhouse Rancho Feeding Corp. have been charged with deliberately processing bad meat from diseased and […]

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August 19, 2014
Narrow Your Target Market or Go Broke

My customers are unrivaled! Passionate about making the world a kinder, more polite and warmer place, they love etiquette training, are ambitious, hardworking, concerned, and ultimately become super successful. What more could I ask for? I spend my days interacting with, coaching, and supporting the most incredible target market on the planet!   How about […]

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August 18, 2014
8 Tips to Help Kids Make a Great First Impression on the Teacher

A week before school started, Danielle stood helplessly in the back of the fifth grade classroom on “Meet the Teacher Day” and watched her ten year old daughter raise her hand for the umpteenth time to ask another irrelevant question. “Oh my gosh! What is she doing?” Danielle thought to herself. “She is making a […]

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