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Charge your plates

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What’s a charger? No, not the kind for your phone…but the big, fancy plate that makes your table beautiful. You know—the plate on which you don’t actually place food. Chargers, also known as service plates, sit under the dinner plate. They are typically larger than a regular p...

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Perfectly Polished Spotlight: Emily Noakes

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Since our etiquette school, Perfectly Polished, opened in 1985, we have had the distinct honor of getting to know some wonderful children over the years, watching them grow up, and – in some cases – later assist us in teaching our younger students! Since we teach around 4,000 students...

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Camping etiquette!

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In our part of the world, public schools are gearing up to start the school year next month, but the summer is hardly over. Which means you still have lots of time to pack your gear and go camping! (Although, really, any time of year is a good time to camp.) We asked our camping enthusiast frien...

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Training Week Success!

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And just like that, another training week is over! Since establishing The Etiquette & Leadership Institute in 2005 (when we acquired the Children’s Training Division of the Protocol School of Washington), we’ve trained over 350 children’s etiquette consultants from all over...

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World Cup Etiquette

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Are you watching the World Cup? If you aren’t, you probably know people who are, whether it’s your co-workers, family, friends, or folks online. It’s impossible to be unaware that it’s going on, even if you aren’t a sports fan in general, and for good reason—it̵...

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