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Business Etiquette

Winning Strategies

35 Tips on How Not to Offend Your International Business Partners (Infographic)

From how you eat to how you dress, a look at how your behavior could be interpreted by your customers, colleagues and clients in different countries.
Winning Strategies

Don't Be Remembered for Forgetting Your Manners

It takes a lot to set your business career on a path to success but failure can begin with just being a boor.

Stranger Danger: 3 Good Reasons to Reject a LinkedIn Connection Request

No, you're not mean. Just smart. Sometimes it's okay to ignore connection requests on the world's most popular career social networking platform. Here's when you probably should.

7 Ways to Stay Out of Trouble During Your Holiday Office Party

When mixing business with pleasure, make sure you put your best foot forward. Here are seven etiquette tips to keep you out of hot water.
Growth Strategies

Smart Ways to Send Business Gifts This Season

Today's gamut of beliefs and sensitivities can turn holiday business gifts into an etiquette minefield. Here's how to give grateful good cheer without crossing any lines.

How to Navigate the Tricky Terrain of a Business Lunch

Who should pay? Are you talking too much? The Esquire guy breaks down the business lunch and why it's so much more than just a meal.

The Esquire Guy's Irreverent Rules for the Perfect Business Lunch

Before you dive right into the meal and your pitch, remember to skip the sandwiches and apps -- but keep a close eye on the plates. Here's why.
Growth Strategies

Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips

Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy. Consider this advice when seeking out new business connections in China and elsewhere in Asia.
Growth Strategies

Five to Follow for Doing Business in China

Follow these five Twitter feeds for helpful information and services that will help you expand your business into the booming Asian economy.

Video Conference Etiquette for Dummies

Video calls come with their own set of rules, which boils down to: Remember, everyone in the meeting can see you. The Esquire Guy explains.

Is There Proper Etiquette for Videoconferencing?

The Esquire guy tackles the subtle art of the video call, from where to look to which headset to wear to how loudly to speak to, well, whether or not pants are optional.