“No brown after six.”

“No brown after six.”

 "No brown after six" and "no brown in town" are catchy little sayings that were created to help men remember rules of social dress in the 19th century.  Do any of these rules still apply? Should men even care about the rules of etiquette for dress these days?  The...

3 Expert Tips to Politely End a Conversation

3 Expert Tips to Politely End a Conversation

Have you ever been cornered by someone at a networking event?  Did you struggle with how to end the conversation without ending the relationship?  Networking is all about creating and preserving relationships at all costs.  Therefore, you would never want to offend or...

You can say “No” and still be a nice person.

You can say “No” and still be a nice person.

Do you feel guilty when you say no?  You shouldn't.  Being kind and courteous doesn't mean that you have to do everyone's bidding.  Even though etiquette dictates that you demonstrate consideration for others, it doesn't mean that you completely ignore your own...

Tea and Thank-You

Tea and Thank-You

The North Carolina School of Protocol and Etiquette held its first tea at The Morning Glory Inn, in downtown Clayton, on February 16, 2019.  It was a wonderful day.  Participants took part in a brief presentation on the history of tea, tea protocol, and a tea themed...

Business Tea, Unapologetically

Business Tea, Unapologetically

Why not?  Tea can certainly be a substitute for a business lunch.  In fact, it should be the obvious choice over coffee.  Tea has a distinct advantage. It contains an amino acid called L-theanine.  L-theanine and the caffeine in tea work together to improve your...