Confused By All Those Etiquette Rules?

Etiquette rules have been around for centuries.  Like us, they have evolved with changes in lifestyle and technology. 

Which rules have changed, and which rules are
still relevant?

Confusion abounds!  My goal is to help clear up the confusion and explore how to use etiquette as guidelines for a courteous, civil lifestyle.

It's why I teach Etiquette for the Business of Life.  Because our primary "business of life" is to experience its fullest expression and meaning.  And good manners are the perfect practical start!

I think of etiquette as a system, and as a body of "how-to" knowledge to help you navigate any situation gracefully.  It's all about people: their relationships within situations and contexts. 

Knowing a few basic rules will give you confidence and help you feel comfortable whether you are meeting someone new, hosting an event, mingling at a party, or dining at a formal table.

Practicing etiquette guidelines affords you the flexibility to think on your feet, always keeping respect and courtesy as priorities.

Explore the 150+ articles on this site by typing in a keyword(s) in the search box below.  You'll find lots of information and tips for making courtesy a daily practice!

Need help finding the right keyword?  I have some ideas for you in my "index."

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Let's get rid of the confusion surrounding etiquette rules and get on with our business of life.  After all, life is waiting and we have a lot to look forward to!


Candace Smith
Founding Manager
Candace Smith Etiquette