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Tag – you’re an event planner now too

Reality check time: in today’s fast-paced world, business meals are a part of life. Clients are busy, so if you want to work with them, you may be squeezing in a conversation over lunch. Maybe they’re only in town for a short period of time, so you have to mix contract talks in with dinner. [...]

#EtiquetteMatters, always

For some reason, people tend to think etiquette is only for ‘fancy’ meals – when you are all dressed up, and when you can hardly see the food on your plate because the portion sizes are so small. That couldn’t be farther from the truth – let me explain why. I’ll start with a personal [...]

It’s not easy being a teen

Have you ever had that dream where you are making an entrance into an important event or meeting, only to trip and fall? Or maybe your dream is about making an important speech in front of a large crowd, only to realize you aren't wearing pants? It can be scary putting yourself out there in [...]

That is not the right tool for the job

If I hadn't seen it for myself, I don't think I would have believed it. And truth be told, I kind of wish there were a way to unsee it, but there isn't. It will stay in my memory forever, even though it was more than 20 years ago. I was at Walt Disney World [...]