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Constance Hoffman


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As a professional etiquette coach and trainer, I am able to assist with any and all of your questions pertaining to social and business skills, party manner, appearance, communication both verbal and written, tipping, email manners and social media, and of course entertaining and dining etiquette.

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As owner of Social and Business Graces, I have been teaching children and adults for over 15 years.


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Owner, teacher, coach and author of "Tips on Tipping".

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2016-09-20 An awkward letter:

Jo:    Focus on your friend, not on the person who passed.   Keep your message simple and supportive since you did not have a very close relationship.        In this instance I tend to write a card that

2016-08-18 Vests:

The shoulders of the vest should always lie flat against your body and below any collar points.  If you’re wearing the vest with a suit coat, the V-shape of the vest should be narrower enough that the

2016-06-05 Serving etiquette:

Dear CRS:    Your helpers should not be placing the serving trays on the table while guests are present.   Should the platter be heavy, one can place on a wheeled cart or on a side table or sideboard.

2016-01-12 Business dinner:

Todd:  If you are wishing to obtain a position in law, by all means attend as many functions/dinners as possible.  Just rememeber that network is not about asking for a job but introducing yourself to

2016-01-06 Standing in Doorways:

Thank you for your question.  I suggest a few ideas. Say "excuse me, but I need to get thru......" , or as a leader, when you enter the doorway state that everyone needs to make their way into the room


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