Birmingham-based business etiquette expert offers tips

November 15, 2010

Birmingham-based business etiquette expert Dallas Teague Snider recently sat down with The Birmingham News to chat about tips for getting a job — and keeping it.

Snider is the author of the book “Professionally Polished: Business Etiquette Savvy for Today’s Competitive Market,” which discusses everything from business attire to corporate travel and dining, according to the News.

She told the publication that technology has, of course, been a game changer in personal communication in the business world, and it’s not necessarily a good thing.

“We’ve become more connected than ever, but we’re more isolated,” she said. “We have forgotten our common sense.”

Snider went on to say that one of the biggest business etiquette errors people make today includes the misconception that what you post on your personal Facebook page has no bearing on the company you work for. “People want to be authentic, they want to be real, but they still have to operate with a certain decorum.”

She also says that stopping to answer a ringing or vibrating phone sends a strong signal to the person you’re chatting with face-to-face: “You’re not important, and I don’t value you.”

To read more great tips from Snider, check out The Birmingham News article here.

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