4 Gifts to Give Your Boss

Blog, Business Etiquette, Tips

‘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

Corporate Dining: Who Pays the Bill?

Blog, Business Etiquette, Dining Etiquette, Tips

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

The Dos and Don’ts of Halloween Costumes at Work

Attire, Blog, Tips

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

5 Essentials for a Successful Meeting

Blog, Business Etiquette

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

Tips for Writing Thank-You Notes

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Some think the thank-you note in business is outdated; others believe it’s essential.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:

Shared Workspace Etiquette

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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

Three Ways to Build Your Personal Brand at Work

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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

Dining Etiquette for Business Meals

Blog, Dining Etiquette

When you’re dining with business colleagues, are you more focused on which fork to use than on the conversation? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, you aren’t alone. Many young professionals are not as confident about their table manners as they would like to be. Today’s dining is decidedly casual: lunch from a food … Read More

Understanding Workplace Friendships

Blog, Business Etiquette

We spend a lot of time at work, so it is only natural to develop friendships with colleagues and bosses. But workplace friendships are different from the friendships in our personal lives. And not understanding the difference between the two can spell trouble at work.