The shame of poor sportsmanship

By Arden / August 1, 2012 /

I have bags under my eyes from staying up late watching the 2012 Olympics. It’s inspiring seeing these incredible athletes compete, knowing they have worked so hard to be an Olympic competitor. Witnessing their pride and emotion on the medal podium always brings tears to my eyes.

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Where will you be on April 29?

By Arden / April 18, 2011 /

Since the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William is just around the corner I thought I’d share some fun facts about the wedding and royal weddings in general. By the way, isn’t it funny that Kate is always referred by her first and last name yet we just refer to the Prince as “Prince…

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The Business of Bike Etiquette

By Arden / July 22, 2010 /

This is a guest blog post by Eric Mamroth – cyclist, benefit auctioneer and wonderful husband to Arden Clise. If you are following the Tour de France this year, you probably have an opinion on whether Alberto Contador should have waited for Andy Schleck when he had a mechanical problem.  Schleck dropped his chain while launching an…

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The Academy Awards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Arden / March 8, 2010 /

As I do every year, I watched the Academy Awards with a few friends. We meet at one friend’s house, enjoy a potluck dinner and gab about the dresses, the emcee(s), the Academy winners and losers. This year had its usual fill of beautiful and not so beautiful moments. We can learn many etiquette lessons by…

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America The Uncivil?

By Arden / September 15, 2009 /

It would be easy to assume civility is dead given the antics of a few people who should know better. Over the last week we’ve had a Congressman be disrespectful to the President, a tennis star show poor sportsmanship and a musician take away from another’s moment in the spotlight. What these three did was…

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Not your grandmother’s etiquette

By Arden / September 14, 2009 /

Hello and welcome to the Clise Etiquette blog, a place to discuss savvy and not so savvy decorum. Etiquette may sound like a stuffy or old fashioned topic, but it’s really just about making yourself and others more comfortable and successful by being respectful, kind and professional. I am an etiquette consultant, speaker, trainer, coach…

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