Social Etiquette and Good Manners/Eating in front of others.

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Barbara wrote at 2015-08-13 23:49:11
Thank you for this answer!  I figured I'm hopelessly old fashioned, but a friend stops by to visit and picks up fast food for herself on the way -- sits down at my dining room table and eats her meal while we talk.  It feels rude to me!


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Robin Gifford

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My passion is seeing people interact comfortably in all situations. Etiquette is so misrepresented. I would love to chat about all things civil...or not! I will answer any question about social or business etiquette. Specifically, questions pertaining to dining out, dining for business, interviewing, hosting obligations, houseguests, office gift giving, introductions, technology etiquette...you name it! I love entertaining questions about global etiquette as well.

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My mother taught me most of what I know. She taught etiquette at her finishing school for over 20 years. I taught individuals how to take on the roles of host and guest at New York's finest parties. I lived and worked in Tokyo and Paris, so understand the important differences in cultural etiquette. I now coach people how to be comfortable in any business or social situation. Plus, I just like reading the historical background of good manners.

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Rotary International Association of Business Communicators Association of Fundraising Professionals Church

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20 years experience in personal development, brand/marketing strategy, communications and business and social etiquette training. B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, New York. The Protocol School of Palm Beach, seminars.

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