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Think Before You Speech | Richmond Bride

Kristel Poole

By Nicole Cohen, January 13, 2016

The ‘I do’s’ have been said, it’s time for the reception, and everyone is waiting to hear a poignant toast about the bride and groom. Instead, what they get is best friend Johnny stammering about how “hot” the bride is while sharing a story about a stripper the groom met in Reno, five years before meeting the bride, while downing a fifth of bourbon. The result? The bride is mortified, the couple’s parents are embarrassed and all of the guests’ jaws have dropped. So as the couple or the speech-giver yourself, what do you do to prevent this?

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Dating Scene: Proper Dating Etiquette | About Stark

Kristel Poole

By Charita Goshay, February 5, 2016

There is a general school of thought that properly conducting oneself on a date is not something that needs to be “taught.” But an entire cottage industry begs to differ. While you might know that you shouldn’t curse your ex, honk the horn while sitting in the driveway or whip out a stack of bridal magazines on a first date, not everyone does.

In an interview with, Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro, co-authors of the books “The Modern Gentleman” and “The Modern Lover: A Playbook for Suitors, Spouses, and Ringless Carousers,” shared these tips:
• Avoid talking too much about yourself and particularly about work. The best first-date topics are leisure activities such as hobbies, travel, fitness, sports, etc.
• Don’t be afraid to exhibit old-school manners.

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Exclusive: Business Etiquette Tips From The Modern Gentleman | Washington Exec

Kristel Poole

By Lisa Singh, October 22, 2015

What are the top manners that every executive should abide by in the workplace? Who better to ask than The Modern Gentleman himself, Jason Tesauro. Since the publication of his book of the same name back in 2001, Tesauro’s opus to all things style and good taste has seen 12 printings. Recently, WashingtonExec caught up with Tesauro to get his inside take on evolving manners in the workplace, why it’s so important to look the part of success, plus where busy executives can escape to when it’s time to wind down.

WashingtonExec: What sparked your idea to write, The Modern Gentleman?

Jason Tesauro: I wrote it because I needed to read it. But a book like that didn’t exist. In 2001, as a young man on the eve of thirty, I was looking for a new road map. Ye olde analog rules of entertaining, dating and relating were giving way to a more casual, digital social landscape that seemed to shift by the week. I wanted to better understand the world I was rising into and how best to make my mark in it. I looked for resources, but prevailing wisdom of the time was drawn from a tired playbook with outmoded gender roles and social customs. They say that if you want to learn...

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