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I am excited to share the first edition of Etiquette Matters.  Each month Etiquette Matters will share advice and tips about etiquette to help enhance your personal and professional life.  Understanding etiquette and the role it plays in our lives, creates confidence and self-awareness.  Respect, consideration kindness, inclusion and service are the foundation of all etiquette. 


I hope you will find this information helpful and share it with your family and friends.  You will find an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each newsletter.  I welcome your feedback, questions and suggestions for future issues.  

Before you yell fore 

If you are a golf newbie, there are some things you should know


The spirit of the game of golf is to be respectful of other players' safety as well as their and your enjoyment of the game.  The same courtesies of etiquette extended in other parts of your life should be practiced on the greens.

Golf is a game of many rules.  Below are some tips for new golfers.

  1. Do your research.  Be familiar with the game before you accept that tee time. sells an abridged, pocket size version of the rules of golf.  The least expensive yet most important part of your golf life.  Free.
  2. Dress appropriately Jogging outfits, track or tennis shorts, blue jeans are all inappropriate.  If in doubt call the club beforehand.
  3. Be on time.  Eighteen holes of golf is going to take an average of four hours.  Time is of the essence.
  4. Silence your cell phone Golf is a game of strategy and concentration.  Your cell phone is not welcome.
  5. Have fun!
Nowhere is good etiquette more important than on the golf course, where you find yourself in close proximity with others.  Your character is on display while playing golf, others will translate these behaviors to the world outside of golf.  Make sure your golf game and your business game are in agreement.  


Presenting Your Business Card

A business card serves three purposes:

  1. Remind someone who you are, where you are, and how to contact you
  2. To use as a clip to an article, report or photograph that you send to someone
  3. As a gift or flower enclosure

Your business card is a very personal part of business communication.  Your card is like a handshake.  It should make someone want to remember you and be In contact with you.  Your business card is a reflection of you.  Below are some tips to make your business card a silent ally.


5 Uses of your napkin

  1. Signals start of meal    
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  2. Keeps face and hands clean 
  3. Catches crumbs
  4. Covers a cough or sneeze
  5. Signals end of meal
Napkin No No's
  1. Tucked in collar
  2. Blow nose
  3. Wipe face
  4. Remove lipstick
  5. Placed in plate
Our etiquette classes can help you improve your workplace etiquette, guide your children in learning good manners, and help you refresh your etiquette skills for formal events. We can also customize a program to your unique needs.
Thank you,

Wisetta Dolsey

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