Vicky Oliver talks business etiquette on Podcast 197

It appears as though many businesses and people in business have lost sight of what etiquette is all about. It seems that nobody teaches business manners anymore.

The guest this week is Vicky Oliver, the author of 301 Smart Answers to Tough Business Etiquette Questions. Her book offers a look at the little interactions we engage in every day and offers suggestions on how to better work with others by using common courtesy.

Whether it is communicating in person, on the phone, via email and even through social media, Vicky has some wonderful, practical advice on how to have better influence and attract positive attention simply by using the lost art of etiquette.

Vicky Oliver offers some excellent, practical advice for people working in today’s fast-paced business environment. Because we’re working at the speed of the internet, we often forget that we are communicating with real people who have feelings and may not be able to discern our tone when interacting online.

That’s why manners and etiquette are so important. How hard is it to add a quick, personal greeting to an email?

She offers a helpful suggestion for dressing appropriately for job interviews, which isn’t taught anywhere.

301 Smart Answers to Tough Business Etiquette Questions should be essential reading for anyone in a position to supervise people, especially multi-generational employees. Younger workers looking for a way to stand out among their peers will find Vicky’s book to be a great tool.

Even parents seeking to instill a proper work ethic in their teens may find Vicky’s 301 tips to be good teaching tools.

It’s an excellent resource for keeping out of trouble in today’s society where people are easily offended and offenders pay with their jobs and reputations. Read the book to stay safe.

For more information about Vicky Oliver visit

To order a copy of 301 Smart Answers to Tough Business Etiquette Questions, visit

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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