Adrienne Barker

196 Flips | 13 Magazines | 125 Likes | 17 Following | 19 Followers | @adriennebar3s15 | 36 years of marketing and branding experience. Starting Professional Global Etiquette business to help individuals and businesses be successful.

10 Things Southerners Know Best About Grocery Store Etiquette

<i>This content originally appeared on Southern Living.</i><p>Trips to the grocery store can be downright exhausting. You can be shoved to the side for a super …

Etiquette

She signed her name as ‘the Honorable Omarosa Manigault.’ But should she use the title?

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>White House aide Omarosa Manigault’s invitation to members of the Congressional Black Caucus last week probably wasn’t going to go over too well anyway, but the way she signed off didn’t help her case.<p>After asking them to attend a meeting with her boss, President Trump, …

5 expensive logos and what they teach us

It’s difficult to know, most of the time, how much big companies really spend on logo designs and redesigns. Few firms are willing to share figures, …

Marriage Advice 101: Roommate Etiquette Rules That Newlyweds Shouldn't Forget

<i>If you thought your days of living with a roommate were over, think again. After all, what is a spouse if not a roommate for life? Our experts are taking it back to your college days with four pieces of marriage advice in the form of roommate etiquette that are just as important for newlyweds as</i> …

Marriage

5 things you should remember if you're a young boss with older employees

You are likely to be in charge of people who have a range of different skills, different personalities, and different ages.<p>At some point, you'll probably have to manage someone who is older than you. This can get a little awkward to say the least.<p>According to Juliet Hailstone, senior product …

The 20 Etiquette Lessons Every Child Needs to Know

Etiquette expert Myka Meier outlines the manners every kid needs to master.<p>The key to lifelong manners is to start young. So young in fact that Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, thinks training can start as soon as a child starts talking.<p>"You can begin teaching etiquette to children as …

The Impossible Question of Public School Uniforms

One-fifth of American students wear them. But do they level the playing field or just further marginalize poor kids?<p>Kenneth doesn’t think much about his school uniform. He is 11 years old, attends fifth grade at a public school on Chicago’s South Side, and wears thick brown glasses that are, his …

Education

The 1 Toxic Personality Trait No Business Should Tolerate

Here's why one insecurity-driven characteristic undermines everything your company is trying to achieve.<p>Passive-aggressive behavior is toxic just about any way you slice it. By definition, people use it to express a variety of negative emotions without being direct. For example, a …

Emotional Intelligence

Why can’t I be on my phone during meetings? – Professional Etiquette

Business etiquette isn’t just a simple list of rules and regulations – it’s the way in which employees are expected to behave in the workplace, the …

Why Getting Too Comfortable Is Sabotaging Your Success

Here are the highlights from my recent interview with Andy Molinsky, a professor of organizational behavior and psychology at Brandeis University and the author of <i>Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence.</i><p><b>William Arruda:</b> Let’s talk …

Attract Millennials with Direct Mail – Professional Etiquette

When you think of the term Millennial or Generation Z, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Similar to the majority of people out there, you …

Open New Doors for Prospecting – Professional Etiquette

– Values and priorities<br>– Budgets<br>– Age<br>– Gender<br>– Buying habits<br>– Profession<br>– Interests <b><br>Ideal Buyers</b><br>Once you have identified the ideal customer, you will …

Four tips for 5 star customer service reviews – Professional Etiquette

I gave this speech in my Toastmasters class and wanted to share this quick read. <b><br>If you are in business, then you are in the business of customer</b> …

Customer Service Etiquette – Addressing Customer Needs – Professional Etiquette

<b>Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.<br>– Colin Powell</b> <br>The next …

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These …

Self-improvement

Mistakes That Make Your Employees Leave You

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Bestselling author Ken Blanchard mentioned in his book, “Heart of a Leader”, that each person has different motivations for the work they do or …

Employment

Gmail on desktop now lets you preview video attachments

A minor, but handy update comes to Gmail on the desktop today: videos sent as attachments can now be played right in your browser window, eliminating the need to actually download them to your hard drive and play them through a media player. Of course, you'll still be limited to Google's somewhat …

Try These 11 Arizona Restaurants For A Magical Outdoor Dining Experience

Looking for a meal that’s guaranteed to be fresh and tasty? Try out Ana’s; the menu regularly changes to accommodate seasonal ingredients, so you …

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Signs people use to judge personality

See Also<p><i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the …

Love, sex and death: What my fiancé’s death taught me about the afterlife

<b>(Thomas Spayth via Shutterstock)</b><p>“He isn’t dead, he’s right beside me” doesn’t go over well, but this isn’t grief-induced delirium, it’s a full life<p>Karen F. McCarthy<p>January 16, 2017 12:30am (UTC)<p>Seeing the spirits of the dearly departed didn't bode well for me living a normal childhood. While it …

What is a Healthy Personality?

Lao Zi, Chinese philosopher/psychologist of the 6th Century BC wrote the first theory of what a healthy personality should be. He set this down in …

14 executives share the daily habits that keep them on top

But another ingredient typically goes into the mix: discipline. Take it from these executives who share the daily habits that propelled them to the top and help them stay there.<p>1. Keep a gratitude book<p>"Having a gratitude diary of things in your life you are grateful reminds you and focuses you on …

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Podcasting

11 TED Talks that will make you smarter about business

Some of the most compelling TED Talks out there focus on business strategy.<p>Thought leaders from around the world discuss how to be a more effective …

11 Appalling Etiquette Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making Every Day

Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.<p>Polite manners seem to be one of the first things to …

HELP WANTED: DIGITAL CITIZENS NEEDED – Professional Etiquette

Ralph Nader said, “There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.”<p>Do you consider yourself a good digital citizen? In today’s world, it …

The 1 Meaningful Email You Should Write Today

Fear and doubt can permeate even the greatest organizations. Here's how leaders can take action and use language to inspire, unite, and protect.<p>After the most surprising presidential election in American history, millions of people worry what the future will hold. With so much uncertainty about the …

Leadership

How to Kill Your Team's Motivation Without Really Trying

You are not a team because you work together, you are a team because you respect, trust and care for each other.<p>When it comes to motivation, everyone thinks they are the expert--there are hundreds of blogs, articles and books on the subject.<p>It's a genuine problem in a lot of organizations--I have …

workimprovement

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016

I shoot my own videos, take my own photos, write my own books, and design apps. Here are the creativity apps I used the most in 2016 to do all that and why.<p>Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful, whether for business, art, or other areas. However, to implement …

Apps

Investing With a Purpose: Looking Beyond ‘Socially Responsible Investing’

<b>Updated June 2017</b><p><b>Podcast Transcript</b><p>Host: Peter Thompson, Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager, Philanthropic Services – Northeast, Wells Fargo Private …