Emily Post Institute to Address Etiquette in the Digital Age In Free Business Wire Webinar in June

Tweeting during meetings and cellphone abuse got you down? Join us for advice from etiquette expert Anna Post

Friday, May 28, 2010 2:55 pm EDT


"Technology is changing faster than ever, and to keep it working for us and not against us, we need to adapt how we use it"

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business Wire’s free award-winning webinar series takes a new turn this month with a webinar addressing the hottest topics in “netiquette”--that is, Etiquette in the Digital Age. All webinars are FREE.

With colleagues tweeting during meetings, texting during presentations and refusing to put their cellphones down even when engaged in live conversation, it’s often impossible to know what to do.

Business Wire’s June 24 event will feature Anna Post, spokesperson and author for The Emily Post Institute, who will address these challenging situations. “Technology is changing faster than ever, and to keep it working for us and not against us, we need to adapt how we use it,” she says. “That’s where etiquette comes in.”

Those interested are invited to send in their netiquette pet peeves and questions in advance to: monika.maeckle@businesswire.com.

Business Wire’s free webinars, attended by thousands of professional communicators since the series inception in 2008, are archived at Business Wire’s website. The sessions generally run one hour, with 45 minutes of presentation and 15 of question and answer, with polls and interaction mixed in along the way.

Business Wire’s upcoming webinar schedule follows:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Etiquette for the Digital Age

10 AM Pacific/ noon Central / 1 PM Eastern

If you’ve ever had angst about friending a colleague on Facebook or wondered if it’s acceptable to tweet or text during a meeting, this webinar’s for you. Etiquette expert Anna Post of the Emily Post Institute will provide advice on maintaining civility in the age of social media.


Anna Post, spokesperson and author, the Emily Post Institute

Monika Maeckle, Vice President of New Media for Business Wire

RSVP: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/478090784

To listen to archived webinars, click on the links below.

Search Engine Optimization for Your Press Release


Social Media and Public Companies: What to Do?


To Tweet or Not To Tweet Your Press Release


Case Study Insider: Behind the Scenes of Successful Press Releases


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Anna Post, spokesperson and author for the Emily Post Institute, will be featured in Business Wire's free webinar, "Etiquette in the Digital Age" June 24 (Photo: Business Wire)