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 Business Casual Staples for Young Professional Women
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
It’s Time to (Office) Party!
It is office holiday party season. Finally, an opportunity to throw off those boring work clothes, forget about those pesky business etiquette rules and let the real you out! Just kidding. (And if you didn’t catch the joke…I highly recommend that you continue reading.) Seriously, have a great time – mingle, laugh and if you … Read More
International Business Travel – Minding Your P’s and Queues
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. So when it’s time for a face-to-face … Read More
“Business Casual?! What Does That Mean?”
Ask 5 people to define business casual and you will get 5 different answers. This is the problem with business casual, the rules aren’t clear. Prior to the 1990’s, dressing for the office was easy – you dressed up. Suits and ties for men and pantyhose and makeup for women were all part of the … Read More
Are Good Manners A Requirement for Business Success?
“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 has worked in corporate America can effortlessly … Read More