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polite conversations

Q&A Wednesday: Am I obligated to attend?

by Mindy Lockard on August 18, 2009

This great question came across my twitter feed… Answer: You need not feel obligated to accept with pleasure or decline with regret any invitation. The beauty of an invitation is that it is asking you not telling you to attend. Please keep in mind that if you do decline, it’s always most gracious to send a […]


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.  […]


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 […]


Dancing with Daddy!

by Mindy Lockard on March 19, 2009

For better or worse, in sickness and in health, for the love of sports or complete disinterest…for as long as we both shall live.  These were not our vows, but they certainly could have been.  I love my husband and knew from the point that I entered into a dating relationship with an All-American Basketball player […]


Q & A Wednesday: Facebook Answers

by Mindy Lockard on March 18, 2009

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our facebook survey!  Over the past two weeks we’ve been collecting answers as well as giving a few of our own.     Facebook questions… Accept or Ignore?  When you receive a friend request do you feel comfortable ignoring them or accept them so as not to hurt their […]