Not your grandmother’s etiquette

Hello and welcome to the Clise Etiquette blog, a place to discuss savvy and not so savvy decorum. Etiquette may sound like a stuffy or old fashioned topic, but it’s really just about making yourself and others more comfortable and successful by being respectful, kind and professional.

I am a business etiquette consultant, speaker, trainer, coach and columnist for the Puget Sound Business Journal . I share etiquette and protocol tips, stories and techniques that you can use to feel more confident, at ease and successful in the workplace and socially.

I invite you to share your thoughts and questions on the situations in life that confuse you, anger you, give you pause or make you proud. Please feel free to let me know if there are topics you’d like me to discuss or hear more about. Some of my best posts come from questions or stories readers share with me.

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LinkedIn Endorsements: Love them or hate them

Are you getting inundated with LinkedIn endorsements for skills you didn’t realize you had? Or perhaps you’ve received endorsements from people who have never worked with you, seen you speak or hired you. The whole LinkedIn endorsements thing has many people scratching their heads.

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How to handle those occasional etiquette dilemmas you will encounter

Husband and Wife FigurinesMy husband and I flew to Baltimore to attend his nephew’s wedding. I love weddings. I love spending time with family, being reminded of my love for my husband and seeing how different people organize a wedding. It’s always a wonderful time.

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Forget bossy; How to act like a leader

women high fivingGrowing up, a relative often called me bossy. The term was never used in a positive way. To this day the moniker has left me afraid that being bossy is akin to another b word.

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Conversation: The Fruit of Curiosity and Sincerity

men and women talkingThis is a guest post by Bob Taylor, a retired naturopathic physician and designer/builder and great conversationalist.

I can strike up a conversation with most anyone. That’s because I’m really curious. Curiosity is the great motivator that pushes me past my shy self. Continue reading “Conversation: The Fruit of Curiosity and Sincerity” »

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Don’t break 8 year old hearts

This is a guest post by Shari Storm; author, speaker, mom.

girlscoutcookiesGirl Scout cookie sales end today and I’ve heard that Camp Fire sales start shortly. Here are a few tips for cookie buyers and passersby.

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My armchair musings of the Academy Awards

oscars[1]As I usually do, I love to share my Oscars musings. There are always great lessons to learn from this big event. Continue reading “My armchair musings of the Academy Awards” »

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5 tips for asking for testimonials, recommendations or reviews

MP900382649[1]Because of social media we need to be careful to maintain a positive online reputation. And for those who are job searching or seeking clients it’s important we are easily found online.  One way people do this is to ask for LinkedIn recommendations. Business owners may also seek testimonials and positive reviews on Yelp, Google+, Bing and other sites. However, in the search for reviews and recommendations sometimes people forget their manners. Continue reading “5 tips for asking for testimonials, recommendations or reviews” »

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The power of informational interviews

Cups Under Espresso Machine PortafilterIf you’re looking for work, one of the best ways to find a job is through informational interviews. Many jobs are not posted; instead, companies rely on their network to get the word out about open positions. Continue reading “The power of informational interviews” »

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The art of the business introduction

introductionsI recently gave a business etiquette essentials presentation to students at UW Bothell. One of the topics I covered was how to make a business introduction. As usual, many people commented on their evaluation form how helpful the information was.

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My struggle with being gracious

LoveSelfishnessSometimes it’s hard for me to be gracious. Yes, I’m afraid it’s true. I can be selfish, and sometimes I struggle with being patient.

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