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4 Gifts to Give Your Boss

December 4, 2019

‘Tis the season! The holidays are around the corner. Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your boss? Yes, your boss. In today’s modern business world, it’s possible to buy your boss a holiday gift without appearing desperate – or worse, if you consider a few tips.  At Spencer Crane Etiquette, we show … Read More

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Corporate Dining: Who Pays the Bill?

November 12, 2019

Quick question: When you’re dining with your boss, client or colleagues, who should pay the bill?  Throughout your career, you may attend many business meals. Some meals may be at casual sandwich shops, others may be at upscale restaurants. Whether the venue is humble or fancy, you should know the answer to this critical question:  … Read More

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The Dos and Don’ts of Halloween Costumes at Work

October 18, 2019

Your organization’s annual Halloween costume contest is always a fun time. What are you planning to wear? Friendly reminder: A costume with a label that starts with “sexy” won’t win Best Costume. Neither will a costume that aims to shock or is grotesque – so you may want to pass on wearing the flesh-eating Zombie … Read More

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5 Essentials for a Successful Meeting

5 Essentials for a Successful Meeting

October 1, 2019

Work meetings are a waste of time, right? If you nodded in agreement, please reconsider. Sure, meetings can be inconvenient, and if we’re honest, a little boring. But meetings can also be an opportunity to highlight your leadership abilities and demonstrate that you are a team player. In fact, mastering meeting etiquette can help you … Read More

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5 Business Casual Staples for Young Professional Women

5 Business Casual Staples for Young Professional Women

April 7, 2019

Are you tired of wasting money on your work attire? Would you like your business casual wardrobe to be more versatile? Do you wonder if your 9-to-5 outfit choices are work appropriate? Yes, the “what-do-I-wear-to-work” struggle is real, but there is a solution! The first step is to think about what your workwear choices say … Read More

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5 Habits to Help You Show Up On Time

5 Habits to Help You Show Up On Time

February 11, 2019

Are you always late to work? Do you feel embarrassed when you’re the last one to show up? Do you feel rushed and frazzled before meetings? I’ve got five tips to help you to be punctual and appear more professional. We all know that life happens at the most inconvenient times. You spill coffee on … Read More

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How to Make Good First Impressions for Business Professionals

How to Make Good First Impressions for Business Professionals

January 3, 2019

Are you a newbie wondering how to get a competitive edge at work? If so, consider two words: first impressions. First impressions are critical to how you are perceived and can play a significant part in you being seen as a leader and reaching the next level in your career. According to body language experts, … Read More

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Tips for Writing Thank-You Notes

Tips for Writing Thank-You Notes

October 13, 2018

Some think the thank-you note in business is outdated; others believe it’s essential. Which is it? The truth is that the modern thank-you note plays a vital role in relationship building. Here are three simple tips to remember:

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Shared Workspace Etiquette

Shared Workspace Etiquette

September 29, 2018

Open-concept workspaces are practical and affordable. Whether you work remotely or frequently travel, an open workspace in a co-working facility can offer you the convenience of a professional office when you need it without the burden and cost of maintaining a private office. While these are great benefits, sharing a workspace with strangers can be … Read More

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Three Ways to Build Your Personal Brand at Work

Three Ways to Build Your Personal Brand at Work

August 17, 2018

You may be perfectly comfortable branding products or services as a part of your daily job, but did you know that your personal brand may be the most important brand that you need to promote? That’s right; your personal brand can help you land your dream job, gain approval for a project you’re passionate about, … Read More

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