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It’s Back to School Time

Originally posted on Protocol School of Ottawa:
It’s almost September. It’s almost back to school. Do you remember the feeling as a student as the return to school approached? Anticipation? Excitement? Anxiety? For most of my adult life September left…

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Host and Guest Survival Strategies Part 2

Originally posted on Protocol School of Ottawa:
The goal of hosts should be to enjoy the visit along with their guests. Once again, a little planning and thoughtfulness ensures that your guests feel welcomed and you do not spend their…

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Host and Guest Survival Strategies Part 1

Originally posted on Protocol School of Ottawa:
The care-free days of summer are here.  Entertaining is less formal but more frequent.  Friends and family travel to visit one another and stay for a few days.  This should be fun and…

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Words on a Wall

Hanging on the wall of one of my favourite spots to meet for tea, French Café, are these words: Which phrase resonates with you? Which inspires you? Care to share? Tell us what and why.

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Yucky

Yuck and yucky are not my favourite words. In my workshops I instruct parents that it is a good idea to discourage their children from using those words when given food. I am definitely anti-yuck. As much as I dislike … Continue reading

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Shopping Cart Courtesy

Grocery shopping may be a hated chore for some, but it’s no reason to leave considerate behaviour at home. Grab your cart and proceed with caution and courtesy. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr! You finally find a parking spot and there it is  – … Continue reading

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Cell Hell: Victim or Culprit?

We’ve all been to cell hell.  The loud caller across the hotel lobby who insists on everyone hearing every detail of their cell conversation.  The shopper who uses language that makes hair straightening tongs necessary.  The cell talker on public … Continue reading

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