RSVP is not optional. This phrase often added to most invitations is a French phrase, répondez, s'il vous plaît - which loosely translates to - please let us know if you are coming so we can have the correct amount of food, drink, and help on hand...

If you are a US citizen, you can't travel out of the US if your passport expires within the next six months. Love to travel? Check the expiration date on your passport. Back from Cuba, we watched a few people find this out at the Miami airport -...

At an important event, be in the moment. If you must share the event on social media, by all means have a designated person to do that for you. Apparently, this is a new rule in wedding etiquette - according to this recent MSC.com article. It is...

Whatever you do today, show up - literally and figuratively. Today's guest tip comes from Karen Swim of Words for Hire: Recently, I have had the “opportunity” to work with a dizzying array of vendors and service providers. Some businesses seemed determined to convince me not to spend...

Finding ways to create clarity and streamline some daily processes like email and meetings will free up time you can use to be successful at work and in your personal life. From our regular guest tipster, Wells Fargo's Beverly Butler: When communicating or meeting with people, be so clear so...

Messaging provides the words that help customers and prospects understand what you are offering. It articulates your promise and stimulates desire for your services. Messaging creates interest, draws customers and sells products. Does your core message offer anything different from your competitors? Is your messaging short, simple...