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Q&A Wednesday: Questions from the Road

by Mindy Lockard on November 18, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I packed my bags and headed North for a mini college speaking tour. We often hear how etiquette is a dying art and how unmannerly the young adults of today can be. However, it’s been my experience, that if any generation is going to bring civility and gracious living back… it’s […]

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Q & A Wednesday: When to Stand?

by Mindy Lockard on May 19, 2009

Q: Why do men no longer stand up when a woman approaches or leaves a table, enters a room, etc.? This sign of respect has petered out of our culture today and I want to know why it hasn’t made a comeback. A: It’s not necessarily that it has petered out; the rules have progressed with time.  […]


Labels and Envelopes and Folders… Oh My!

by Mindy Lockard on May 1, 2009

Girl Friday etiquettes tackle the wonderful world of college life from living among housemates to preparing for the all important interview.   We invite you to follow her journey as she embraces a life of gracious living one Friday at a time!   Labels are printed, folders are assembled and envelopes are stuffed. With the re-launch […]


Q & A Wednesday: What to do with a clammy hand?

by Mindy Lockard on March 31, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I was presenting my Networking 101 program at a sorority for the chapter’s junior and senior women. At the end of the program one of the seniors pulled me aside…   Sorority Senior: Okay, so, I have sweaty palms.  What do I do when I engage in a handshake and […]


I’m sorry, what did you say? I was twittering…

by Mindy Lockard on March 5, 2009

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Twitter Frenzy Daily Show Full EpisodesImportant Things With Demetri Martin Political HumorJoke of the Day As an Etiquette Consultant I appreciate this video (aside from a hint of crass language) because of the humor it uses to show our bitter truth. When it comes […]