Category: Personal Polish

Knowing what to do before you encounter a situation makes them easier to navigate. Gain the polish of your favorite style icons here and navigate your encounters with style, confidence, and grace.

How to Avoid Phone Tag and Actually Talk to The Person

How to Avoid Phone Tag and Actually Talk to the Person

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Phone tag, it's a game we've all played more times than we want to count! It's odd, but with more ways than e...

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The Best Ways to Ask for a Favor

The Best Ways to Ask for a Favor—15-plus Must Knows

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor In Funny Girl the 1960s Broadway musical and then the movie of the same, the world was introduced to a twen...

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How to Start a Great Conversation

How To Start a Great Conversation

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Lots of us can sing or hum a line or two from the theme song to the classic 80's sitcom Cheers. It was set in ...

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How to Make This Your Best Year Ever

How to Make This Your Best Year Ever

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor You can make this your best year ever. No New Year's resolutions required! That's a good thing, because while...

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how to write great thank you notes

The Gracious 5-Step Formula for Writing Thank You Notes

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor I'll come out and say what a lot of us feel. Writing thank you notes, especially after receiving a ...

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Embarrassing Situations_Option Two

How to Handle the Three Most Common Embarrassing Situations!

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor What is the etiquette for common personal mishaps whether they happen to us or the person with us? We've all ex...

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How to Make a Great First Impression

How to Make A Great First Impression: The Five-Step Formula

  By: Maralee McKee Knowing how to make a great first impression is probably the number one topic of importance in all of etiquette lan...

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Manners for When Someone is Sick_Option One

Manners for When You or Someone You Know Is Sick

  By: Maralee McKee Today's question is one we all need to know how to best answer. Because, whether it's something common like the flu or ...

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Surprising Manners for Eating Chicken and Corn-on-the-Cob

Surprising Manners for Eating Chicken and Corn-on-the-Cob

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Summer is around the corner, and the  block is short. I know this because Corbett, my youngest, te...

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Elbows on the table. Have the manners changed? Yes!

Elbows On the Table, Have the Manners Changed? Yes!

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Elbows on The Table, Have the Manners Changed? Yep! This question came from a notecard during Q & A Time a...

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