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HOW TO CONVERSE: 9 DON'TS

HOW TO CONVERSE: 9 DON’TS

Starting and maintaining a great conversation can be difficult. There are so many rules to remember. So, in this post, we will be narrowing down some quick don'ts for you. 1.. Do not yell or speak too loud. If you see people wince when you raise your voice or look at you from the across … Continue reading HOW TO CONVERSE: 9 DON’TS

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HOW TO CRITIQUE AND DISCUSS ART: 8 BASIC TIPS by Balissande Finishing School, teaching etiquette and timeless style

HOW TO CRITIQUE AND DISCUSS ART: 8 BASIC TIPS

Art criticism is the discussion or evaluation of visual art. An art critique can be given by anyone - a young kid on his first trip to an art museum or a professional critic with a PhD in the Arts. It can be as simple as verbally expressing emotive reactions to an art piece or … Continue reading HOW TO CRITIQUE AND DISCUSS ART: 8 BASIC TIPS

WHAT IS IMPACT INVESTING

WHAT IS IMPACT INVESTING?

Impact investing is investing into companies, organizations, and funds with the dual purpose of making 1. a positive social or environmental impact and 2. financial gain. Impact investors "provide capital to address social and/or environmental issues. They can be made in either emerging or developed markets, and depending on the goals of the investors, can … Continue reading WHAT IS IMPACT INVESTING?

EVENTS 2019: THE KENTUCKY DERBY

EVENTS 2019: THE KENTUCKY DERBY

The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses for a distance of one and one-quarter miles long. It is normally held the first Saturday in May, ending the … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: THE KENTUCKY DERBY

HOW TO SHAKE HANDS LIKE A LADY

Shaking hands is part of the first impression. The first impression begins with your appearance. And then, the way you greet others. There are a few ways to greet others - a hug, a nod, a kiss on the cheek, prayer hands, and the hand shake. For this post, we are going to break down … Continue reading HOW TO SHAKE HANDS LIKE A LADY

HOW TO DANCE THE VIENNESE WALTZ

HOW TO DANCE THE VIENNESE WALTZ

There are several waltzes currently being danced around the world. In America, we usually dance the American Style Waltz. But for this article, we want to discuss the Viennese Waltz. This waltz style is faster than the American style and features many more turns. Some say the Viennese waltz was the first waltz to be … Continue reading HOW TO DANCE THE VIENNESE WALTZ

HOW TO BE CHARMING OVER THE AGE 30

The woman who charms is not necessarily young. History is full of accounts of women who have been fascinating when beyond middle life. The truest and strongest love is not always inspired by the beauty of twenty. The enthusiasm over sweet sixteen is not supported by the old experience which teaches that the highest beauty … Continue reading HOW TO BE CHARMING OVER THE AGE 30

WOMEN AND THEIR CHARITIES

WOMEN AND CHARITIES

Ever noticed the high number of aristocratic and wealthy ladies involved with charity? There is a reason why. But that, we will discuss at the end of this article. Let's begin with a brief discussion on what charity is... WHAT IS CHARITY? Charity is the voluntary giving of help - in the form of money, … Continue reading WOMEN AND CHARITIES

FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST SOCIETY DINNERS

FINISHING SCHOOL COURSE: HOW TO HOST PROFESSIONAL & SOCIETY DINNERS

Hello ladies! We are excited to say, we now have a tutorial available for designing and hosting dinners. You may be asking: how is it different from the articles we have already posted on this site for dinners? Well, this course is an intensive level course created for ladies who have the desire to hostess … Continue reading FINISHING SCHOOL COURSE: HOW TO HOST PROFESSIONAL & SOCIETY DINNERS

WHY WOMEN SHOULD INVEST & HOW: THE BASICS

WHY WOMEN SHOULD INVEST & HOW: THE BASICS

"According to the Boston Consulting Group, between 2010 and 2015 private wealth held by women grew from $34trn to $51trn. By 2020 they are expected to hold $72trn, 32% of the total. And most of the private wealth that changes hands in the coming decades is likely to go to women." - from The Economist … Continue reading WHY WOMEN SHOULD INVEST & HOW: THE BASICS

EVENTS 2019: THE VIENNESE BALL

THE VIENNA OPERA BALL

The Vienna Opera Ball is an annual Austrian society event which takes place in the building of the Vienna State Opera in Vienna, Austria on the Thursday preceding Ash Wednesday (a religious holiday). Together with the New Year Concert, the ball is one of the highlights of the Viennese carnival season. The tradition of the … Continue reading THE VIENNA OPERA BALL

#METOO: A REVIEW & HOW IT'S CHANGING THE WORLD

#METOO: A REVIEW & HOW IT’S CHANGING THE WORLD

Today, we are taking a bit of a detour from our usual topics of etiquette, love, and taste. 2018 has been a year of many changes, some good and some, not so good. Before we end this year, we would like to do a quick review of the Me Too Movement since it has drastically … Continue reading #METOO: A REVIEW & HOW IT’S CHANGING THE WORLD

EVENTS 2019: THE VIENNESE BALL

EVENTS 2019: THE VIENNESE BALL

Next year, we are starting an event section that will be featuring high-class and high culture events around the world. The first event we will be discussing is the Vienna Opera Ball to be held on February 28th, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. We are introducing the Vienna Opera Ball because this is one of the … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: THE VIENNESE BALL

THE DINNER TABLE: AN ANECDOTE

THE DINNER TABLE: AN ANECDOTE

To be acquainted with every detail of the etiquette pertaining to this subject is of the highest importance to every gentlewoman. Ease, savoir faire, and good breeding are nowhere more indispensable than at the dinner-table, and the absence of them is nowhere more apparent. How to eat soup and what to do with a cherry-stone … Continue reading THE DINNER TABLE: AN ANECDOTE

VINTAGE TASTING MENU: CHAMPAGNE, WINE AND BISCUIT

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TASTING MENU: CHAMPAGNE, WINE AND BISCUIT

For those who enjoy vintage items and old world entertainment, we have another menu for you. This one is a Christmas tasting menu that was issued by The Hotel Astor in 1950. The event was hosted by The Wine and Food Society of New York in the Belvedere Room of the Hotel Astor. It featured … Continue reading VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TASTING MENU: CHAMPAGNE, WINE AND BISCUIT

CHRISTMAS VINTAGE DINNER MENUS

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS DINNER MENUS

Are you looking for some Holiday dinner menu inspiration? Do you want to throw a vintage dinner? Do you need some menu paper design inspiration? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, we have collected a few vintage dinner menus for you. HOTEL ANTLER Here is a Christmas Dinner menu by … Continue reading VINTAGE CHRISTMAS DINNER MENUS

THE ART OF GIFTING: 9 TIPS

THE ART OF GIFTING: 9 TIPS

Giving gifts to friends and family can be a difficult pursuit, especially if you want them to really enjoy your gifts. So, we've gathered a few basic tips to help you master the art of gifting. Let's get right to it! 1.. Get to know the person you are gifting. Ask questions that will teach … Continue reading THE ART OF GIFTING: 9 TIPS

ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST DINNERS

ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY DINNERS

Hello ladies! We are excited to say, we now have a tutorial available for designing and hosting dinners. You may be asking: how is it different from the articles we have already posted on this site for dinners? Well, this course is an intensive level course created for ladies who have the desire to hostess … Continue reading ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY DINNERS

HOW TO FOLD TABLE NAPKINS

VIDEOS: HOW TO FOLD TABLE NAPKINS

Table napkins are great ways to add beauty and art to your dining tables. They can make a plain table look whimsical, luxurious, elegant, or even rustic. That's the power table napkins can have when folded properly! For these reasons, we believe every lady should know how to fold table napkins. Below, we've gathered two … Continue reading VIDEOS: HOW TO FOLD TABLE NAPKINS

ETIQUETTE: 20 TIPS FOR ATTENDING A FORMAL DINNER

ETIQUETTE: 20 TIPS FOR ATTENDING A FORMAL DINNER

Dinner parties are fun affairs. They are the perfect events for us ladies to dress up, meet new people, practice our manners, have great conversations, and eat wonderful food. So, let's discuss our responsibilities at such events. Just like hostesses have a responsibility to their guests, so do guests have a responsibility to their hostesses. … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: 20 TIPS FOR ATTENDING A FORMAL DINNER

TOP BEAUTY TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

Hello ladies! This Saturday, we are diverting from etiquette lessons to share a few beauty tips. There's nothing like smooth skin, a well-shaped brow, white teeth, a glowing complexion, lustrous hair to take your elegant style and graceful demeanor to the next level. So, we've gathered 3 videos from YouTube to share some tips and tricks … Continue reading TOP BEAUTY TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

21 Tips for Diners

ETIQUETTE: 21 RULES FOR DINING

The Holidays are here... Hurray! And with the Holidays come formal dinners. So, we'd like to re-visit some dinner etiquette rules as well as cover a few new ones. For this article, we've collected 21 don'ts from the 1895 book: How to Behave and How to Amuse by G. H. Sandison. We hope you enjoy … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: 21 RULES FOR DINING

HOW TO MAKE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

Flower arrangements are great ways to add beauty and natural scents to your home. They are especially useful on dining room tables. They can make a plain table look whimsical, luxurious, elegant, or even rustic. That's the power of flower arrangements! For these reasons, we believe every lady should know how to make her own … Continue reading VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

TOP FEMININE HYGIENE TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

Hello ladies! This Saturday, we are diverting from etiquette and style to talk about feminine hygiene - something we believe is crucial when it comes to appearance. There's nothing like bad body odor to throw off an otherwise elegant appearance. So, we've selected 3 videos from YouTube to share with you. They are informative, offering … Continue reading TOP FEMININE HYGIENE TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

4 DRESS WEIGHTS TO KEEP YOUR HEM DOWN

Ever had your skirt fly up to your waist, revealing your panty? Ever wondered if there was a fashion hack for keeping skirts and dresses down? If yes, then you've come to the right place. We, at Balissande Finishing School, are happy to say there is indeed a way to solve this issue. Dress weights! … Continue reading 4 DRESS WEIGHTS TO KEEP YOUR HEM DOWN

ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS: 12 TIPS by Balissande Finishing School

ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS: 12 TIPS

There are many types of art events happening all over a city at a given time. There are art shows, gallery openings, demonstrations, meet-and-greets, auctions, exhibitions, and much more. In this article, we will share a few basic tips that will help you navigate the world of art with ease and pleasure. 1.. When attending … Continue reading ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS: 12 TIPS

HOW TO BE CHARMING

The Woman Who Charms... Is it the handsome woman? Yes, sometimes, but not always. Beauty is always attractive, but the handsome woman has the same advantage only that the handsome man possesses - she draws attention to herself at once. If she has nothing but her beauty to rely upon, she does not hold the … Continue reading HOW TO BE CHARMING

HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

Hello ladies! Because there was considerable interest in our article on increasing one's feminine energy, we've decided to do another one. But this time, instead of writing an article, we will be sharing a couple of videos with you. We want to offer you varying perspectives on this topic. So without further ado...   HOW … Continue reading HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

THE ART OF CONVERSATION

To converse well requires more than mere information, knowledge, or a facility of expression. There must also be sound judgment and a good heart, for without these all other triumphs are hollow and delusive. Our conversation should be agreeable to others. The subject of it should be appropriate to the time, place, and company. We … Continue reading THE ART OF CONVERSATION

17 UNIQUE & ELEGANT GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS

There are many ways to wrap presents today. In this article, we will cover the various ways that are available online. Some are traditional and some, non-traditional. But each are elegant in their own way. GIFT WRAPPING PAPERS Wrapping paper is an easy and traditional way to wrap gifts. It is often used during the … Continue reading 17 UNIQUE & ELEGANT GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS

FORMAL BRITISH TABLE SETTING: A HOW TO GUIDE WITH TIPS

HOW TO SET A FORMAL TABLE: 4 EXAMPLES

Are you interested in throwing a formal dinner? If so, we hope you will enjoy this post. We scoured the internet looking for great videos showing how to lay formal settings and how these settings can look once set. The first table setting is by Luis, the butler at Highclere Castle. Luis has been working … Continue reading HOW TO SET A FORMAL TABLE: 4 EXAMPLES

VIDEO: BASIC RULES FOR PAIRING FOOD WITH WINE

Every hostess should become familiar with the various wines available and how to pair them with food. Even if you are not much of a drinker, you should learn the basics. So, we've gathered three videos below for you to watch. We hope you enjoy them! Conquer the art of wining and dining with these … Continue reading VIDEO: BASIC RULES FOR PAIRING FOOD WITH WINE

HOW TO HOST A FUN DINNER PARTY: 13 TIPS

HOW TO HOST A FUN DINNER PARTY: 14 TIPS

Too many dinner parties are somber affairs. Why should they be? When one is dressed to the nines, chandeliers are lit, and the dishes approaching the table are culinary masterpieces, why should one look like they are in the midst of paying an obligation? We, at Balissande Finishing School, are all for cheerful, memorable dinner … Continue reading HOW TO HOST A FUN DINNER PARTY: 14 TIPS

8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

Hello ladies! This Saturday, we are diverting from etiquette lessons to share a few tips and insight on increasing your femininity. This article is for ladies who are interested in adopting a stronger feminine role and creating more female energy within themselves. It's also for ladies who want to attract more masculine attention and/or appreciation. … Continue reading 8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

FASHION TIPS: 12 USES FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE

FASHION TIPS: 12 USES FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE

Double sided tape should be every women's best-friend. Unfortunately, many still have no idea it exists, let alone all the ways you can use it to help you dress. So, for those of you who have never heard of this miracle tape or only know of it because of celebrities like the Kardashians, let us … Continue reading FASHION TIPS: 12 USES FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE

7 STEPS TO THROWING A FORMAL DINNER

Throwing a formal dinner party is always fun. It's one of those few times your home will look magical. The chandelier in your dining room will be lit, creating sparkles and twinkles up and down your table. The fresh scent of flowers will float through the room, waiting for the arrival of guests, fancily attired, … Continue reading 7 STEPS TO THROWING A FORMAL DINNER

FASHION ADVICE: WEARING SHAPEWEAR, SLIPS, AND GRANNY PANTIES

FASHION ADVICE: WEARING SHAPEWEAR, SLIPS, CORSETS, AND GRANNY PANTIES

Yep, our grandmothers and great-grandmothers knew it best. If you are looking for a fit that is perfect, seamless, and sleek - shapewear, slips, and granny panties are the best way to go. No matter how expensive an outfit is or how well it fits, if you are the owner of bumps and lumps on … Continue reading FASHION ADVICE: WEARING SHAPEWEAR, SLIPS, CORSETS, AND GRANNY PANTIES

FORMAL DINING TABLE DECORATION: 13 DONT’S

Formal dining tables are like the human body. They must be maintained, polished, and dressed with care and consideration to look their best. When throwing a formal dinner, the hostess must do her best to make sure her dining table looks as beautiful as possible while maintaining its functionality. So, we've gathered 13 tips that … Continue reading FORMAL DINING TABLE DECORATION: 13 DONT’S

GREAT STYLE: 10 STEPS TO OBTAIN IT

GREAT STYLE: 10 STEPS TO OBTAIN IT

Have you ever wondered what having "great style" means? ...having great taste in clothing? If yes, know you are not the only one. "Great style" like "good taste" is a fairly relative concept, and yet, we can usually agree that some people just have it. They have that je ne sais quoi that we cannot … Continue reading GREAT STYLE: 10 STEPS TO OBTAIN IT

HOW TO FURNISH & DECORATE YOUR DINING ROOM: 9 TIPS

10 TIPS FOR DECORATING YOUR DINING ROOM

Before throwing a dinner party, you should always make sure your dining room is decorated beautifully. People like to be surrounded by beauty... traditional, rustic, eclectic, bohemian - it doesn't matter as long as it is beautiful. People like to be inspired. And the dining room should be the second most important inspiration at a … Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR DECORATING YOUR DINING ROOM

ETIQUETTE: HOW TO SAY A PROPER GOOD-BYE

ETIQUETTE: HOW TO SAY A PROPER GOOD-BYE

The final impression you can give a hostess and her guests at an event is your leave-taking. It seems such a minor thing. But in actuality, it means just as much as your entrance and your behaviour throughout the event. It's essentially the cherry on top. So, first and foremost, always say good-bye to your … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: HOW TO SAY A PROPER GOOD-BYE

HOW AND WHY TO DINE WITH STYLE: A 1950's VIDEO ON AMERICAN TABLE MANNERS

HOW AND WHY TO DINE WITH STYLE: A 1950’s VIDEO ON AMERICAN TABLE MANNERS

Today, we want to share a 1951 education film by Retro Detective Want More Retro on American table manners. It's a short tutorial discussing why manners are important and how to practice them. We hope you enjoy this quick trip back into time! "Good table manners matter for several reasons. If each person is busy … Continue reading HOW AND WHY TO DINE WITH STYLE: A 1950’s VIDEO ON AMERICAN TABLE MANNERS

top 21 impressionist paintings by balissande finishing school

TOP 21 IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS

Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that started with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. Impressionist paintings are characterised by small, thin, yet visible brush strokes. They tend to be bright, vibrant, and intense. Impressionists painted with small touches of mixed and pure unmixed colour … Continue reading TOP 21 IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS

REFINED LADIES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS

Today, we are diverting from the topics of etiquette, style, and the arts to talk about relationships. We at Balissande Finishing School think it is important for refined ladies to understand the nature of relationships and the role(s) they must play in them. We have taught the importance of refined ladies controlling and directing situations … Continue reading REFINED LADIES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS

HOW TO GET THE LOVE AND RELATIONSHIP YOU DESERVE

Here at Balissande Finishing School we think it is important for women to invest their energy into relationships that are healthy and loving. This is why we are bringing Brian Nox to your attention. Brian is on a personal mission to change the way women look at relationships and men. He teaches women how to … Continue reading HOW TO GET THE LOVE AND RELATIONSHIP YOU DESERVE

How to Wear Perfume by Balissande Finishing School

HOW TO WEAR PERFUME: 15 TIPS

In America, perfume is often considered a luxury, left sitting in cabinets and on dressers for years on end. But in many countries around the world like France, perfume is clothing. It is style. It is an essential part of everyday life. Ladies put it on immediately after a morning shower and wear it for … Continue reading HOW TO WEAR PERFUME: 15 TIPS

Etiquette: how to bend down by Balissande Finishing School

ETIQUETTE: HOW TO BEND DOWN AND PICK ITEMS OFF THE FLOOR

If you are like most people, you have dropped something on the floor in the last month - a pen, paper, coins, your cellphone. If you are around children often, you probably have had to bend down and talk to them or pick up a bottle or pacifier. Bending down is unavoidable. So, every lady … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: HOW TO BEND DOWN AND PICK ITEMS OFF THE FLOOR

FINISHING SCHOOL: WHAT IT IS

A finishing school is a school for young women that focuses on teaching social graces and upper-class-cultural rites as a preparation for entry into society. The name reflects that it follows on from ordinary school and is intended to complete the education of women with classes primarily on deportment and etiquette, with academic subjects secondary. … Continue reading FINISHING SCHOOL: WHAT IT IS

ETIQUETTE: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor. - Emily Post Ever visited or lived in a city where workers, neighbors, or drivers were overly rude and callous? Ever gotten mad, annoyed, sad, or stressed out from experiencing this … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

TOP 21 ORIENTALIST PAINTINGS

In art history, Orientalism is a term used by art historians to describe a style of art that depicted scenes and designs from the East. This style was used by Western artists who had a strong interest in Middle Eastern, South Asian, East Asian, and North African cultures. Due to its popularity among Western artists, … Continue reading TOP 21 ORIENTALIST PAINTINGS

HOW TO SIT LIKE A LADY: 24 TIPS

Have you ever taken a moment to judge how you sit? Do you drop into your chair? Do you slouch? Do you shake your leg or feet? Do you sit with your legs wide open? If you haven't paid attention to how you sit lately, we ask that you spend the next day or two, … Continue reading HOW TO SIT LIKE A LADY: 24 TIPS

HOW TO SET THE TABLE

Can't remember where your soup spoon ought to go? What about your salad fork? Knowing how to set a traditional table can seem like antiquated etiquette -- but it can come in handy! Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of etiquette expert Emily Post, shows how to set a table with a plate full of tips and tricks … Continue reading HOW TO SET THE TABLE

13 RULES FOR WEARING JEWELRY

Ever wondered if there was a right way to wear jewelry? If yes, you'll be happy to know, there is. Below, we've listed 13 rules on how and when to wear jewelry. But before we begin, we would like to emphasize one key tip: keep it simple in the day, rich at night, and authentic … Continue reading 13 RULES FOR WEARING JEWELRY

PERFUME ETIQUETTE: 8 TIPS

Ever wondered if there was a proper way to wear perfume? If yes, then you'll be interested to know, there is! We've listed 8 basic tips below. So, let's begin! 1.. Wear less. This is the most important rule for wearing perfume. You don't want your scent to precede or succeed you. By wearing just … Continue reading PERFUME ETIQUETTE: 8 TIPS

HOW TO BECOME A GREAT CONVERSATIONALIST: 8 TIPS

"There is no conversation so graceful, so varied, so sparkling, as that of an intellectual and cultivated woman. Excellence in this particular is, indeed, one of the attributes of the sex, and should be cultivated by every gentlewoman who aspires to please in general society." - George Routledge Ever met a well-dressed woman you took … Continue reading HOW TO BECOME A GREAT CONVERSATIONALIST: 8 TIPS

CONVERSATION ETIQUETTE: WHEN TO INTERRUPT

"Do not interrupt people while they are speaking" is a rule you will see in just about every etiquette book. However, contrary to many etiquette books, we at Balissande Finishing School, say there are exceptions to this rule. As a matter of fact, we will go so far to say that the right interruptions can … Continue reading CONVERSATION ETIQUETTE: WHEN TO INTERRUPT

CONVERSATION ETIQUETTE: 26 RULES TO FOLLOW

"There is no conversation so graceful, so varied, so sparkling, as that of an intellectual and cultivated woman." - George Routledge Starting and maintaining a great conversation can be a difficult thing. It certainly causes many anxiety. There are just so many aspects involved - from having enough knowledge to having enough self-control. So, we … Continue reading CONVERSATION ETIQUETTE: 26 RULES TO FOLLOW

ETIQUETTE: 36 RULES FOR VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS

When it comes to bonding, there's nothing like visiting the homes of your family and friends. It's a chance to relax, laugh, and catch up on what is happening in each other's lives. It is a special gift that shouldn't ever be abused. Many a relationship has been destroyed by inappropriate and abusive actions during … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: 36 RULES FOR VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS

HOW TO RECEIVE LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION

Well, we've written about writing and using letters of introduction. Now, it's time to write about receiving them. As written in earlier articles, letters of introductions are formal methods of introducing an acquaintance to another acquaintance. They should be taken on with great consideration and respect. The same with receiving one. A lady who receives … Continue reading HOW TO RECEIVE LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION

HOW TO USE A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION

When you hear of letters of introduction, you may imagine something from yesteryear. But if you have ever received a letter of recommendation, you have actually received a letter of introduction. The name has changed, but the purpose has remained the same - to certify a person's high moral standards, respectability, honour, kindness, and so … Continue reading HOW TO USE A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION

WRITING LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION

When many think of introduction letters, they think of a time when visiting cards and powdered wigs were en vogue. And they are right. In the 18th and 19th centuries, letters of introduction were an important and necessary way of moving through society, forming business partnerships, and participating in politics. "When Benjamin Franklin served as … Continue reading WRITING LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION