the dos and don'ts of handshakes

The Handshake: to give or not to give?

What makes the perfect handshake in your opinion?

Well, let me tell you what you should consider:

First of all, make eye contact with the person you want to shake hands with. There are people who feel uncomfortable when looking in other people’s eyes. In that case, I would recommend the following tactic: try to look between the person’s eyebrows.


business etiquette book by Shital Kakkar Mehra

Business Etiquette book by Shital Kakkar Mehra: 7 Things I love about it

Business Etiquette book by Shital Kakkar Mehra  “Business Etiquette: A Guide for the Indian Professional”   The business etiquette book by Shital Kakkar Mehra “Business etiquette: A Guide for the Indian Professional” caught my attention long time ago. Recently I had the opportunity to read it and now I would like to share the 7 things Read more about Business Etiquette book by Shital Kakkar Mehra: 7 Things I love about it[…]

attending a train the trainer etiquette course

Attending a Train the Trainer Etiquette Course: Viki Keshishyan reveals

Viki Keshyshyan is a course graduate from the Etiquette and Leadership Institute ( She is the Founder and CEO of Universal Etiquette ( In this interview she will share her experience in attending a Train the Trainer etiquette course at the Etiquette and Leadership Institute.             Karin Schroeck-Singh: What was Read more about Attending a Train the Trainer Etiquette Course: Viki Keshishyan reveals[…]

new rules @ work

“New rules @ work” by Barbara Pachter: Book Review

Barbara Pachter is an internationally-known business etiquette and communications speaker and coach. She has presented more than 2500 seminars all around the world including the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait. Barbara Pachter is also adjunct faculty in the School of Business at Rutgers University. She has written ten books, some of those are: New Rules @ Read more about “New rules @ work” by Barbara Pachter: Book Review[…]

Business Etiquette Book Review: “Greet! Eat! Tweet!”

business etiquette book review Barbara Pachter is an internationally renowned business etiquette coach, book author and speaker. She has delivered more than 2,100 seminars around the globe, including the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait. Her client list includes many notable organizations, such as Microsoft, Chrysler, Genentech, Merck & Co., Citigroup, Inca., and Pfizer Inc. Barbara Poacher has written eight books, including NewRules@Work: 79 Etiquette Tips, Tools and Techniques to get ahead and stay ahead, that have been translated into 9 languages. She has also appeared on several radio and TV programs, and her professional advice on business etiquette has been featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers. You can follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPachter and visit her website at: Read this business etiquette book review and find out what the 5 things are that I particularly loved about.


Disability Etiquette

Book Review: Disability Etiquette by Jane Hatton

Disability Etiquette

Jane Hatton, Founder and Director of Evenbreak

Jane Hatton is the Founder and Director of Evenbreak, a not-for-profit social enterprise, which she founded in 2011. It is run by disabled people for disabled people. Her three aims are as follows: 1) to help companies to attract more talented disabled people. 2) To help disabled people to find job opportunities who will value their skills. 3) to promote the business benefits from employing disabled people. Jane Hatton considers her main skills as having the gift of the gab, a determination to promote fairness, and finding great people to work for Evenbreak. Due to her degenerative spinal condition, she mostly works lying down with a laptop suspended above her. You can check out Jane Hatton’s corporate website at and follow her on Twitter @Evenbreak.In this article I would like to share the 8 things that I loved about her book Disability Etiquette – Being confident around disabled people.



Book Review: Poised for Success by Jacqueline Whitmore

Jacqueline Whitmore is the Founder of “The Protocol School of Palm Beach”, an etiquette consulting firm committed to helping executives enhance their interpersonal skills, polish their professionalism, and improve their personal brand. She gained her degree in Broadcasting from the University of Florida. She is considered as one of the foremost authorities on business Read more about Book Review: Poised for Success by Jacqueline Whitmore[…]

Wine Etiquette free online test

Free Online Test: 100 Quiz Questions on Wine Etiquette

Does the world of wine intimidate you because you feel that you don’t know much about it? And every time you go occasionally out with clients or friends you feel uncomfortable when it comes to choosing and drinking wine? Would going to a wine tasting be a real nightmare for you? Then relax. Take this Read more about Free Online Test: 100 Quiz Questions on Wine Etiquette[…]

Indian Etiquette Free online test

Free Online Test: Indian Business Etiquette (100 Questions)

Are you planning to go to India for a visit or for business? Would you like to learn more about Indian business etiquette and culture? Or have you already been to India and you would like to find out how much you really know about Indian business etiquette, customs and tradition? Don’t miss the opportunity to take this free online test.

Just some examples of the questions you will find are as follows:

– What is a gift that you should not bring to an Indian (particularly Hindus)?

– How do Indian business meetings usually start?

– What should you do if you are invited at a person’s home and a garland of flowers is placed around your neck?
– What does it mean when an Indian moves his head in a figure 8?
– How much tip are you supposed to give in a restaurant?


Everyday Etiquette

My Book Review “Everyday Etiquette”

patricia rossi Patricia Rossi is a nationally acclaimed Business Etiquette Coach, book author of ‘Everyday Etiquette’ – How to Navigate 101 Common and Uncommon Social Situations (now in its fifth edition), spokesperson and columnist. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg  Businessweek, HGTV, USA Today, Real Simple and many other publications. Her fun and interactive seminars on business etiquette and social influence are loved by universities, professional sports teams, corporations and other audiences. She is also the host of NBC Daytime’s weekly Manners Minute which airs in 165 syndicated television markets. Patricia Rossi lives in Florida with husband Bobby and two sons Jackson and Harrison. I would highly recommend to visit her website at and to follow her also on Twitter (@PatriciaRossi).


the power of civility

Book Review “The Power of Civility” – Top Experts reveal

bookThe book “Power of Civility” is co-authored by 18 top civility and etiquette professionals who share their opinions, experiences and provide insightful tips on how to be more civilized. No matter whether it is at home, at work, in your community, in public or abroad. I found the concept of this book unique, because you can find topics on etiquette which are written by so many different experts. It’s like going to an industry-specific fair and meeting them all under one roof! Great! Many other industries should take a similar approach and write books in which many different authors share their expertise.