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Cross-Generational Secret Decoder Ring

During our International Business Success course, we play an excellent video that clearly demonstrates cultural differences in the business world. It is always an "aha" moment when people see it, particularly when they understand how different cultures may view something - seemingly as simple as having dinner together - in completely different ways. The last [...]

Modern Society, Modern Manners

Listen to CBC Radio B.C. Almanac's podcast at 27:46 with Nina Durante and CBC host Gloria Macarenko as Nina explains why in today's modern society, modern manners still matters. (Aired May 17, 2017)

Minding Manners on Mother’s Day

Nina Durante speaks with Gloria Macarenko, host of CBC's Our Vancouver on how to show your best side to mom this Mother's day with etiquette tips and advice. Watch the segment as Nina demonstrates dining etiquette to the type of flowers to give to Mom.

Find the fun in ‘fancy’ food and manners

Sit up straight! Don't talk with your mouth full! Elbows off the table! USE YOUR MANNERS! Love my grandma as I did, there were times where you could have confused her for a drill sergeant. She was pretty no-nonsense when it came to trying to teach proper manners. One time when I was staying at [...]