"If you think business and manners don’t mix, try talking with your mouth full.” - Diane Gottsman, Modern Manners & Etiquette Expert, Author, Media Resource

Etiquette Expert

National Pie Day

National Pie Day

National Pie Day Trivia by Etiquette Expert Diane Gottsman. Aired on San Antonio Living on News 4 San Antonio WOAI.

Dessert Etiquette: National Pie Day

Dessert Etiquette: National Pie Day

Dessert Etiquette fun facts and tips to know for National Pie Day by Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7.

Job Interview Etiquette

Job Interview Etiquette

Job Interview Etiquette by Etiquette Expert Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7, Good Day Austin.

Holiday Gift Giving Etiquette

Gift Giving Tips

Holiday Gift Giving Etiquette by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7, Good Day Austin.

Holiday Etiquette

Etiquette for Navigating the Holidays

Holiday Etiquette by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox 24 Charleston WTAT, News Now.

Neighbor Etiquette

How to Deal with Neighbors

Neighbor Etiquette by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7, Good Day Austin.

Holiday Table Etiquette

Etiquette for the Holiday Table

Holiday Table Etiquette by Etiquette Expert Diane Gottsman. Aired on News 4 WOAI, San Antonio Living.

Thanksgiving Etiquette Trivia

Thanksgiving Etiquette Trivia by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7, Good Day Austin.

Thanksgiving Etiquette Quiz

Thanksgiving Etiquette Quiz by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on News 4 WOAI, SA Living.

Holiday Awkward Moments

Awkward Holiday Moments and How to Handle Them

Handling Awkward Holiday Moments Etiquette by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on ABC News 7-WJLA.

Kids Halloween Party Etiquette

Hosting an Allergy-Free Kids Halloween

Kids Halloween Party Etiquette by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7

Etiquette Dilemmas Answered

Etiquette Q&A

Etiquette Dilemmas Answered by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7, Good Day Austin.

Fall Etiquette

Fall Home Update

Fall Etiquette: Updating Your Home for the Season by Etiquette Expert Diane Gottsman. Aired on News 4 WOAI.

Etiquette Tips You Should Know

Etiquette Tips to Know

Etiquette Tips You Should Know by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Awkward Moments Etiquette

Uncomfortable situations

Awkward Moments Etiquette by Etiquette Expert Diane Gottsman. Aired on ABC 7 WJLA Good Morning Washington.

Emoji Etiquette

Emoji Etiquette

Emoji Etiquette tips by Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman. Aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Slack Etiquette

Slack Etiquette

Dear Diane, My company just started using Slack and I’m having all sorts of anxiety! I’m learning how to use it technically but the etiquette seems really fuzzy. I’m not sure what the protocol is for communicating on Slack. Do you have any advice for me? Thanks in advance, Heather W. Dear Heather, As technology… Read More »

Back to School Etiquette

Back to School Etiquette

Diane Gottsman shares tips on back to school etiquette for parents on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Interview Etiquette: Follow Up

Rejection Letter After an Interview

Dear Diane, I am a new college graduate and I am recently faced with going on multiple job interviews. Many of them have reached out to let me know I am not the candidate they finally selected. I am at a loss as to how to respond to a rejection letter, or if I should… Read More »

Online Dating Etiquette

Online Dating Tips Etiquette

Dear Diane, I’ve been considering online dating for a while, but I don’t feel prepared to take the plunge. It’s somewhat frightening new territory and I want to get it right the first time. Do you have any tips for me? Sierra Dear Sierra, The oft-maligned practice of online dating can be a surprisingly effective… Read More »

Dealing With a Coworker Who Wears Strong Perfume

Coworker Etiquette

Dear Diane, I work closely with a colleague who wears very strong scented cologne. I go home with a headache every day. People complain about her but no one wants to hurt her feelings. She is friendly and efficient, but her pungent cologne overrides all of her good qualities. What do you suggest? Katie P. Dear Katie,… Read More »

Teen Etiquette

Teen Etiquette

Etiquette Expert, Diane Gottsman, shares tips on teen dining and social etiquette on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Hostess Gift Etiquette

Gift Etiquette

Dear Diane, I love to entertain and often invite people over to my apartment for dinner. I am always stumped when they bring me a hostess gift, not sure if I should open it in front of them or wait until later. Some friends insist I unwrap the gift but I feel awkward if there… Read More »

Going Sleeveless in the Workplace

Summer Office Attire

Dear Diane, It’s hot outside and my  boss won’t let us wear anything sleeveless during the work day. Is it unreasonable? Julie R. Dear Julie, Recent headlines highlighted the annual office attire conundrum of the summer: how can you stay functional and cool while keeping your outfit solidly business casual? On Capitol Hill, women are… Read More »

Housewarming Party Etiquette

Housewarming Party

Dear Diane, My husband and I are moving into our first house and I’d like to throw a housewarming party. Is it appropriate to have a registry, so guests know our preferred colors and wishlist? Many thanks, Janet Dear Janet, Housewarming parties are a fun, exciting way to share your new home with friends and… Read More »

Mother-In-Law Dilemma

Family Etiquette

Dear Diane, My mother-in-law is recently divorced. She’s been spending a great deal of her free time going out with new friends from her meet-up groups. I’m happy she’s happy, but my husband feels as if his mother has forgotten all about her grandchildren and us. He wants to confront the situation and ask her to… Read More »

Tipping the Uber/Lyft Driver

Rideshare Tipping Etiquette

It finally happened! Uber has announced they are rolling out a new feature allowing passengers to tip their driver with an app. The app is already being used in a few cities (Seattle, Houston and Minneapolis), and will be available all over the U.S. by end of July 2017. Lyft, their competitor, has offered a… Read More »

Travel Tipping Etiquette Quiz

Travel Etiquette Quiz Diane Gottsman

Diane Gottsman answers your vacation tipping questions. This segment aired on WOAI Channel 4 San Antonio Living.

Do I Tip the Dog Groomer?

Tipping Etiquette

If you’re a pet owner, you’re likely on a first-name basis with your local groomer, particularly if you own a long-haired breed. A commonly asked question is: Do I tip the dog groomer? The short answer is yes, 15-20% of the final bill. Dog grooming is a service which requires skill, patience and expertise. More… Read More »

How To Effectively (and Politely) Work With a Home Contractor

Contractor Etiquette

Dear Diane, My husband says I’m too pushy when it comes to working with our contractor and his employees who are doing multiple updates on my home. I admit I tend to ask questions and worry things are not getting done as efficiently or timely as I would like. I’m always nervous I am not… Read More »

Courtesy in Office Cubicles

Cubicle Office Etiquette

Dear Diane, I work in tight quarters and am looking for some ideas on how to maintain a productive work environment. I am an arm’s length away from my coworkers at any given time. There is no privacy and I hear them talk and carry on about things I am not interested in as an… Read More »

Staying Productive While Looking for a Job

Online Dating Etiquette

Dear Diane, I have been looking for a job since I graduated in December. I have yet to find a position in my field and I’m getting discouraged. There are days I sit around and feel sorry for myself and I know I have to snap out of it. Is there anything I can do… Read More »

How to Dress at a Summer Wedding

Summer Wedding Attire

Dear Diane, My brother is getting married on July 1st. There will be an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. I have attended many weddings before, and all were quite formal. My brother has not explicitly stated a preferred dress code, but says we should dress “nice.” I am baffled as to exactly what my wife… Read More »

Parking Etiquette: Anonymous Windshield Notes

Driver Etiquette

Dear Diane, I live in an apartment complex where we have assigned parking. My neighbor always parks too close on the line, and sometimes over the line, by my parking spot. I’ve seen people leave notes on cars about bad parking jobs, but I don’t want any trouble with my neighbor. How do I politely… Read More »

Asking for Time Off in the Summer

Asking for Time Off

Dear Diane, I’ve been with my job for a little less than a year and I would like to take some time off. There are other people with more seniority at my company and I hear them talking about their summer plans. This is my first job and I want to get it right. What should… Read More »

Mother’s Day Gift for Daughters

Mother's Day

Dear Diane, I recently watched a television segment where you mention a Mother’s Day gift for daughters. Is this something new or have I been missing the boat for the past several years? My two grown daughters each have children of their own. Should I give them gifts? What do you do in your family?… Read More »

Holiday Table 101

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s Holiday Table Etiquette, aired on WOAI Channel 4 San Antonio Living.

Recycling 101

Recycling Tips

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin to share recycling tips.

Holiday Entertaining Etiquette

Holiday Entertaining Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin to share a holiday entertaining etiquette quiz.

Fall Entertaining Etiquette

Fall Entertaining Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin to share a few fall entertaining etiquette tips.

Talking Politics in the Workplace

Talking Politics in the Office

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s Talking Politics in the Office, aired on WOAI Channel 4 San Antonio Living.

Outdated Etiquette Rules

Outdated Etiquette Rules

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin to share a few outdated etiquette rules.

Dining Etiquette Trivia

Dining Etiquette Quiz

Etiquette expert, Diane Gottsman’s Dining Etiquette Trivia (who knows more?), aired on WOAI Channel 4 San Antonio Living.

Workplace Pet Peeves

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her tips on workplace etiquette and office pet peeves. Aired on ABC 7 News WJLA.

Test Your Etiquette IQ

Etiquette IQ Test

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin to share an Etiquette IQ Test.

Sending Your Child Off to College

Tips for Sending Your Child to College

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Good Day Austin to share her thoughts on sending your child off to college.

Cocktail Napkin Etiquette

Cocktail Napkin Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her Cocktail Napkin Etiquette tips, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Wedding Etiquette Quiz

Wedding Etiquette Quiz

Wedding Etiquette Quiz by etiquette expert Diane Gottsman, aired on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.

Social Media Wedding Etiquette

Social Media Wedding Etiquette

Social Media Wedding Etiquette by etiquette expert Diane Gottsman, aired on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.

Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin to share her Wedding Etiquette tips.

Graduation Etiquette

Graduation Manners

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Graduation Etiquette, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Fiesta Etiquette

Fiesta Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Fiesta San Antonio Etiquette, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

How to Be Politically Polite

Politically Polite

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares a few tips with CW33 Dallas regarding how to be politically polite with friends, family, and coworkers.

Helping After A Baby Is Born

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Fox 7 Austin to share a few tips regarding how to help a friend or family member after a baby is born.

Easter Dining Etiquette

Easter Dining Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman visits Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin to share a few Easter dining etiquette tips.

Spring Break Tipping Etiquette

Spring Break Tipping Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by ABC 13 KTRK-TV to share her Spring Break Tipping Etiquette recommendations.

Public Speaking Etiquette

Public Speaking Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin to share her Public Speaking Etiquette tips.

Oscars Party Etiquette

Oscar Party Manners

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her party tips for hosting an Oscar-worthy soiree with the Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin team.

Driving Etiquette Quiz

Driving Etiquette

Rules of the Road: Driving Etiquette by etiquette expert Diane Gottsman, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Valentine’s Day Etiquette

Valentine's Day Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by WOAI Channel 4 SA Living to share a Valentine’s Day Etiquette Q & A.

Super Bowl Party Etiquette

Super Bowl Party Etiquette

Super Bowl Fan Etiquette by etiquette expert Diane Gottsman, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Tipping Etiquette

Tipping Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Who To Tip and How Much, aired on KHOU 11 News.

Apology Etiquette

Apology Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on how to stop over-apologizing, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Tea Etiquette

Tea Manners

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s Tea Etiquette tips, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

The FABLife Southern Etiquette

FABLife Southern Etiquette Challenge

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by FABLife to challenge the team to a Southern Etiquette Challenge.

Wrapping Up a Conversation

Wrapping Up A Conversation Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Wrapping Up a Conversation, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

How to Achieve Your Resolutions

How to Achieve Your Goals

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Gift Giving Etiquette

Gift Giving Etiquette

Gift Giving Etiquette with etiquette expert Diane Gottsman, aired on CBS KEYE-TV, We Are Austin.

Office Gift Giving Do’s & Don’ts

Office Gift Giving Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s shares her Office Gift Giving Do’s and Don’ts, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Holiday Guest Etiquette

Holiday Guest Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on How to Be the Perfect Holiday Guest, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Navigating Holiday Conversations

Holiday Manners

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her Tips to Avoid Awkward Holiday Conversations, aired on Fox News | Fox & Friends.

A Thankful “Friendsgiving”

Friendsgiving Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman on Planning a Thankful “Friendsgiving,” aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Holiday Guest Dilemmas

Holiday Guest Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares Holiday Guest Dilemmas, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Difficult to Pronounce Menu Items

Difficult to Pronounce Menu Items

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman visits Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin to share a few holiday dining etiquette tips.

Holiday Dinner Party Checklist

Dinner Party Checklist

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman stops by Fox 7 Austin to share a dinner party checklist and a few etiquette tips in time for the holiday season.

New Baby Etiquette

New Baby Etiquette for Grandparents

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman on what new parents want grandparents to know, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Fall Inspired Date Ideas

Date Ideas

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares a few fall inspired date ideas, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Tailgate Etiquette

tailgate etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her Tailgate Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

How to Survive a Layoff

How to Survive a Layoff

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on How to Survive a Job Layoff, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Supper Club Etiquette

Supper Club Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Supper Club Etiquette, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Networking Etiquette

Networking Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Networking Etiquette, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Expressing Condolences

Grief Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Expressing Condolences, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Dorm Room Do’s and Don’ts

Dorm Room Do's and Don'ts

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Dorm Room Do’s and Don’ts, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Second Job Interview Etiquette

Second Job Interview Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Second Job Interview Etiquette, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s thoughts on Wedding Etiquette in the Digital Age, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Awkward Moments Etiquette

Awkward Moments Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on How to Handle Awkward Moments, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Wedding Etiquette Q & A

Wedding Manners

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares Wedding Etiquette Q & A’s, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Doggie Dining Etiquette

doggie dining etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s thoughts on Doggie Dining Etiquette, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Birthdays in the Office

Birthdays in the Office Etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s tips on Celebrating Birthdays in the Office, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Taking Risks

Taking Risks

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Taking Risks, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Summer Etiquette on TODAY

Summer Etiquette on TODAY

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman appears on TODAY for a game of ‘Always, Sometimes, Never’ with the topic of Summer Etiquette, aired on NBC.

Work from Home Etiquette

work from home etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s tips on Work From Home Etiquette, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

BBQ Etiquette

BBQ etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on BBQ Etiquette, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Dining Etiquette Dilemmas

Dining Etiquette Dilemmas

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Dining Etiquette Dilemmas, aired on ABC, Good Morning Texas.

When You Overshare

How to Recover When You Overshare

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s tips on How to Recover When You Overshare, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Wedding Guest Etiquette

wedding guest etiquette

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on Wedding Guest Etiquette, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Networking Etiquette

networking etiquette tips

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman’s tips on Networking Etiquette, aired on Fox KTBC Channel 7 Good Day Austin.

Comfortable in a Crowd?

How to Network

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her thoughts on How to Network and feel comfortable in a crowd, aired on WOAI Channel 4 SA Living.

Kentucky Derby Trivia

Kentucky Derby Trivia

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares Kentucky Derby Triva, aired on WOAI Channel 4 San Antonio Living.