Eight conversation topics to avoid this holiday season

Posted on: December 19th, 2016 by Arden Clise   No Comments

“Where do you live?” I asked the man sitting at the table at which I was seated. He stated a neighborhood I hadn’t heard of so I said, “Oh, I’ve never heard of that neighborhood. Where is that?” As he revealed where he lived and the entire table listened, I realized it was the wrong…

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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.

Going up, going down, going round & round: Elevator, escalator & revolving door etiquette

Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by Arden Clise   No Comments

My friend got into the revolving door of his office building and was moving forward when, bam, the door suddenly stopped. He hit the glass front with his head and his glasses cut his face. What the heck just happened my friend wondered? Turns out a young man had jumped into the same compartment 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.

Little niceties that make a big impact

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016 by Arden Clise   No Comments

Etiquette has some specific rules that help you know what to do and not do, such as which fork to use on a crowded table or that it’s not okay to cut in line when a queue has formed. But, there are a lot of little niceties that fall under manners that are sometimes less…

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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.