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posted Feb 11, 2016 in Etiquette & Manners / Dining / Networking / by Joanne Blake / 0 comments

Is Connectivity Killing Conversation?

Parents Beware: Technology is Impairing Social Skills

Family at table all with devicesThis past month I have been to a few conference dinners where I have been seated with many young professionals – most of them under 30. Conversation is often fragmented because of interrupting each other by sharing neat stuff on their phones, snapping pictures of the food, entertainment and taking selfies.

An alarming trend

This certainly illustrates the alarming trend that I heard MIT professor Sherry Turkle, talk about in her new...

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posted Dec 15, 2015 in Etiquette & Manners / Current Affairs / by Joanne Blake / 0 comments

Doubling Your Holiday Gifting to Syrian Refugees

What do you give someone who has everything?

How about a donation to people who don’t have anything?

Terry and I want to give you a Christmas gift (besides our handy dress for success, networking and business etiquette expert advice).

Giving a donation to a worthy charity seems a good gift idea.

That's what we’re doing this year. In our family we all make donations and only exchange little stocking stuffers, an idea which we’ve carried over into our business & corporate gift giving....

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