The problem with interrupting

Posted on: April 17th, 2017 by Arden Clise   No Comments

“Wait, let me finish . . . what I was trying to say is interrupting other people is rude.” When you interrupt someone it says to the person talking that what you have to say is more important than what they are sharing. It shows disregard for the person and what they are saying. As…

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Arden Clise
Arden Clise, president of Clise Etiquette, is a business etiquette coach, trainer, speaker and author. Her company specializes in business etiquette, customer service, digital diplomacy, communication styles and executive presence training and coaching. Arden’s book, Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth: Essential Etiquette for Professional Success is available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and ElliottBayBook.com. Learn more about Clise Etiquette at www.cliseetiquette.com.

Civility and etiquette rules of days gone by that still apply today

Posted on: March 28th, 2017 by Arden Clise   No Comments

The concept of etiquette and civility has been around for a very long time. I recently finished a novel called “Rules of Civility” that included mention of George Washington’s “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation.” Apparently, at age 16, George Washington (yes, first president of the United States) copied by hand…

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Arden Clise
Arden Clise, president of Clise Etiquette, is a business etiquette coach, trainer, speaker and author. Her company specializes in business etiquette, customer service, digital diplomacy, communication styles and executive presence training and coaching. Arden’s book, Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth: Essential Etiquette for Professional Success is available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and ElliottBayBook.com. Learn more about Clise Etiquette at www.cliseetiquette.com.

The art of conducting effective brainstorming meetings

Posted on: March 7th, 2017 by Arden Clise   No Comments

Meetings are conducted for a variety of reasons – decision making, company or department updates, project updates, brainstorming and more. One of the more challenging or difficult meetings to facilitate effectively is a brainstorming meeting. It sounds like a great idea, but too often the meetings are conducted in a way that people don’t feel…

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Arden Clise
Arden Clise, president of Clise Etiquette, is a business etiquette coach, trainer, speaker and author. Her company specializes in business etiquette, customer service, digital diplomacy, communication styles and executive presence training and coaching. Arden’s book, Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth: Essential Etiquette for Professional Success is available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and ElliottBayBook.com. Learn more about Clise Etiquette at www.cliseetiquette.com.