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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Modern Etiquette Tips

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    We all know that good manners can help you get ahead in business, make friends, shop and travel in a pleasant manner, and have an easier time earning respect, but what about all the modern complications we deal with on a daily basis? Many of the etiquette guides we grew up with don’t address things like social media, smart phones, and fast-paced lifestyles.

    How have you adapted your manners to match the demands of modern life? Let us know by sharing your modern etiquette tips as part of this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration.

    Here are some search-friendly titles to consider:
    Telephone Etiquette Tips for the Modern Age
    Phone Etiquette for Smartphone Addicts
    Workplace Etiquette for Modern Companies
    Business Etiquette Tips for New Grads
    Restaurant Etiquette for Modern Dining
    Business Tips for Modern Professionals
    Manners and Etiquette for a Modern Age
    Eating Etiquette for Business Dinners
    Telephone Etiquette 101
    Email Etiquette for the Modern Age
    Table Etiquette for Fancy Restaurants
    Table Etiquette for Formal Events
    Corporate Etiquette for Beginners
    Social Etiquette for Smartphone Lovers
    Rules of Etiquette for Busy Moms/Students/(whatever you like)

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:
    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    Here’s hoping today’s Hubs leave us all a bit more polished and polite! Goodness knows it’s easy to slip up these days @_@

    1. cclitgirl profile image95
      cclitgirlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I might have a telephone one in the works...that one really drives me crazy, hehe.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, you're certainly not alone! I hope you do it!

      2. cclitgirl profile image95
        cclitgirlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I had to write about how cell phone use sometimes drives me a little insane - from supermarkets to driving in the car.  cool
        http://cclitgirl.hubpages.com/hub/telep … modern-age

    2. sholland10 profile image91
      sholland10posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am already cooking a cell phone etiquette hub... How about manners to be a good house guest?  Would that work?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That could work, sholland10 big_smile
        Just keep in mind that if you leave your Hub in the "courtesy in business" Topic, it should have a business slant to it. That said, you could always re-categorize!
        This'll be a great one though. House guest etiquette is something I know *I* would like to brush up on.

        1. sholland10 profile image91
          sholland10posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hmmm... I will have to put on my thinking cap to put a business slant on it. Some ideas are coming to mind. :-). Thanks!

    3. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great food for thought. I have been giving thought to writing along the weekly inspiration recently. Good practice for freelance writing maybe. Writing assignment rather than inspriation only. I will give this topic some thought and work at coming up with something. Thanks

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is good practice for freelance writing indeed. I hope you'll be joining us smile

    4. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Whew! Done. Posted late on Thur night my first weekly topic hub is completed. Looking here http://tsmog.hubpages.com/hub/Bad-Etiqu … nners?done one will discover a discussion on both manners and etiquette and distinguishing between the two.

      It was fun to write and I look forward to more weekly topics. I learned much from this hubpages challenge. I have some time to visit a few others posted here, so off I go.

  2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    Is it necessary to leave in place the original category that comes up when selecting "answer this question?"
    I found that "business" came up, and I forget the sub-categories,but I thought that "Social Issues" was more relevant....

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Feel free to re-categorize as you please, DzyMsLizzy! Most of the titles I researched fell under the "courtesy in business" umbrella, but for more general social themes, I agree that different topics would be better.

  3. alissaroberts profile image98
    alissarobertsposted 5 years ago

    I had to go with the topic of etiquette for busy moms. As I was writing it, I realized I was so guilty of some bad mom manners myself! smile Here is the link:

    http://alissaroberts.hubpages.com/hub/R … -Busy-Moms

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Aren't we all, though! That makes us better equipped to learn from our mistakes and share those lessons with others. Your advice is fabulous!

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    summerberrieposted 5 years ago

    Here is my attempt. I chose to go the humorous route. Hopefully, this will be useful to help re-store (Smartphone users) -manners to the work place

    http://summerberrie.hubpages.com/hub/et … hone_users
    Shortened Hub link:
    http://summerberrie.hubpages.com/t/2e0861

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What a creative way to share etiquette tips!

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        summerberrieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone Smith. It was a long shot -

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    I spent 10 years working in male dominated professions in California law enforcement before retirement.  It had to be the most rewarding job of my life, and I'm glad I took the chance to attend two academies.

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Rul … rofessions

    1. ktrapp profile image91
      ktrappposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great hub Arlene! I love the photo of your badge - I can certainly see why it is your most-prized possession. Plus, I think that single photo adds so much credibility to the entire hub since it was clearly written by a woman in the know.

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, k!  If you set goals and work to complete them, life is so sweet..  I really had some doubts about passing that first academy.  I was 34 at the time, and had all these kids around me who never held jobs in their lives.  Plus, my neighbor committed suicide with a .38 on the morning I left for academy, so the incident played with my head.  I flunked every range including use of the .38 until the very last day.  If you want something bad enough, and you work hard, you will get what you want.  Jeez!  TMI!  I lived a soap back then!

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ooooh, SUCH good advice here. And your approach to the topic is fabulous!

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Simone!  I am so flattered by the comments I've been getting that I will treat myself to a breakfast of chicken fried steak with biscuits and gravy!  I may even take hubby along!  Yeah, I know.  Rewarding yourself with food is not a good thing . . .

  6. VendettaVixen profile image89
    VendettaVixenposted 5 years ago

    Hmm, I've missed out on WTI the past few weeks, but I'm determined to whip up an article this time. Playing around with ideas for internet and dog-owner etiquette.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oooh- I think that's a GREAT niche within this theme!

  7. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    Doggone it--my entry for this topic will be past the end of the week; we'll be into a new topic.
    We are dealing with the after effects of a power-surge, and my computer is in the shop for diagnostic testing....this backup machine doesn't have my drafts or my notes, so all I have is what I already pasted into capsules....and as sure as I 'make it up as I go along,' I'll later on find that I missed something important from my notes!
    I really, really do have a love/hate relationship with computers.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yikes! Here's hoping all the computer troubles are resolved soon @_@

  8. stephhicks68 profile image79
    stephhicks68posted 5 years ago

    Yay - I was able to finish a WTI hub this week!  Great topic, and I wrote this hub on professional etiquette in the workplace based on many of my own pet peeves:

    http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/Bu … fessionals

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      Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is packed with so much helpful information.  Interviews were never my thing because I didn't work on selling myself.

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I'm loving this! I like how you've broken the Hub down by themes- from trying to get a job to behaving well in meetings and the workplace.

      1. stephhicks68 profile image79
        stephhicks68posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone!

  9. Anamika S profile image70
    Anamika Sposted 5 years ago

    I see some topics I want to write on. Thanks Sharon!

  10. CassyLu1981 profile image82
    CassyLu1981posted 5 years ago

    I wrote a Hub today about children using manners.  How I taught my kids to use them and how wonderful it is to be out or with friends and my kids being so polite.  Manners are a must in my opinon.  Hope you enjoy my Hub!

    http://cassylu1981.hubpages.com/hub/Chi … ir-Manners

    Thanks again for a wonderful topic to write about smile  I enjoy doing these!

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yay! I'm glad that you've made manners an important thing in your family, CassyLu1981! Lovely Hub.

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      Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I appreciate parents who teach their children manners.  I am Auntie Arlene, and that's it for me.  I have a niece who is smart, beautiful and polite.  And in a group of teenagers, she shines because she knows how to behave in public.  I do wonder about the others.

  11. sholland10 profile image91
    sholland10posted 5 years ago

    Hi Simone,
    I have a question.  Do the WTI count for the Q and A contest?
    Thank You,
    Susan smile

  12. ElizaDoole profile image89
    ElizaDooleposted 5 years ago

    Took a while to write a hub for this question. Eventually I came up with How to Use Modern Etiquette Incorrectly. It is all about keeping those office colleagues in line!
    http://elizadoole.hubpages.com/_o934ac9 … ectly?done

    If you do visit, I apologise in advance for the videos I've not acted in a long time!

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, this is absolutely fantastic!! Love the videos and your creative solutions.  Hehee, you've reminded me how fun etiquette discussions can be!

  13. donnaisabella profile image83
    donnaisabellaposted 5 years ago

    Almost late again this week, but I am glad I managed to write one about "The Etiquette of Online Writing or Netiquette for Writers".

    http://donnaisabella.hubpages.com/hub/O … ful-Writer

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You've put together a thorough and lovely guide, donnaisabella smile

  14. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 5 years ago
  15. Chin chin profile image91
    Chin chinposted 5 years ago

    Wow! I still get to post my link on the email etiquette hub I wrote. I usually finish late the hubs I write for WTI.

    http://chinchin.hubpages.com/t/2e13ff

    By the way, can hubs answering the weekly topic inspiration join the Know It All contest?

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This ia a good one, Chin chin! And yes, they absolutely do count smile

      1. Chin chin profile image91
        Chin chinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone. That's good to know about the contest.

  16. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your fantastic etiquette tips, everyone! If you're on a roll or looking for new ideas, stop by our new Weekly Topic Inspiration thread. This week's theme is family budgeting!

 
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