Business Dining Etiquette 911: Awkward Moments

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC When I was a young professional, there were a few business dining dilemmas that always caused me to anxiously shift in my chair as I wondered what to do. These were situations that I hadn’t thought through because the answers seemed obvious. Oh, how I agonized. If only […]

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Business Dining 101: The Top Ten Questions

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC Most Americans agree that our table manners are not what they used to be. We are simply out of practice – who has time for Sunday supper with the family anymore? And regularly eating meals standing at kitchen counters and in cars hasn’t helped matters. Ironically, as our […]

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A Special Occasion – Holiday 2012

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC When I was eleven years old, the flu collided with Christmas dinner and forever dampened my enthusiasm for holiday food. So, every year I sit back with a glass of wine and watch the mayhem unfold as my multigenerational and multicultural family of cooks and foodies barter and […]

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International Business Travel – Minding Your P’s and Queues

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC You’ve exchanged countless emails with your global business partner and you’ve followed her social media content. You feel like you know her – you can rattle off her work history for the past 5 years, her good reads, her favorite musical artists and where she vacationed last summer. […]

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Are Good Manners A Requirement for Business Success?

By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” Laurence Sterne As I sat down to write this business etiquette blog for The Estrin Report, I wondered, are good manners a requirement for business success? Not surprisingly, the answer is an unequivocal no. Anyone who […]

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