I was asked to talk about Prom Dining on a local TV show, River City Live, recently.  It’s hard to talk about much in five minutes so here’s a cheat sheet!  Enjoy Prom–these tips should provide a little self-confidence. PROM DINING CHEAT SHEET Being Seated It is courteous for the gentlemen in the party to…

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Do your children protest when you talk about making a good impression? Do they believe that walking around with their heads in electronic devices while chewing gum doesn’t matter? Do they wonder why any of this is important? Never fear, it’s pretty normal. Let’s show them how kick it up a notch. Today’s students need…

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Young adulthood comes with many social landmines. These landmines, once navigated by Mom or someone else close to you, are now your responsibility. Eventually you will get that call from a good friend asking you to be a groomsman at his wedding. When it comes, remember you read these guidelines somewhere—it will save you some…

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…Better get some if you want to land a job in today’s economy. If you are interviewing for a job these days, it’s likely that you are not the only candidate being considered.  It doesn’t matter whether you are interviewing for high level or an entry level position–if you want the job, you have to…

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My son is travelling to California for spring break and will be staying in the home of a fraternity brother.  This strikes fear in me, The Manners Teacher.  He has seven long days to make me proud and win the title of “Best Guest” from his hosts.  Can he do it?  I hope so.  Though he’s almost…

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