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2018 - January, February, March and April Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: Christmas cards are typically given to people with whom we do not exchange gifts, so in essence it is their gift. How do you feel about email Christmas cards?

Of the total votes cast:
12% said: I feel email greeting cards mean just as much.
16% said: It doesn't matter.
72% said: I feel traditional greeting cards are more appropriate.


2017 - September, October, November and December Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You are at business luncheon, where is your cell phone?

Of the total votes cast:
0% said: I'm on it.
0% said: Turned on and on the table.
23% said: Turned on and in my purse or pocket.
77% said: Turned off and away. 

2017 - May, June, July and August Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You are at business luncheon, where is your cell phone?

Of the total votes cast:
0% said: I'm on it.
0% said: Turned on and on the table.
23% said: Turned on and in my purse or pocket.
77% said: Turned off and away. 

2017 - January, February, March and April Savvy Survey Results:


Survey Question: What impact do you think your dress has on your success?

Of the total votes cast:
92% said: Substantial impact
4% said: Minimal impact
4% said: No impact

2015 - October, November, December Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: What is your highest priority for personal growth in the coming year?

Of the total votes cast:
35% said: Personal development 
27% said: Career skills development
19% said: Hobbies and entertainment
15% said: No growth plan
4% said: Leadership development

2015 - July, August, September Monthly Savvy Survey Results:


Survey Question: What do you consider the most powerful color for a man's dress shirt? 
Of the total votes cast:
39% said: White
33% said: Dark Blue
28% said: Light Blue
0% said: Green
0% said: Pale Yellow

2015 - April, May, June Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: In business, how important is writing a business thank you note?
Of the total votes cast:
80% said that it was very important.
10% said that it was important.
10% said that it was somewhat important.
0% said that it was not important.

2015 - January, February, March Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You order a meal-to-go at the order counter, there is a tip jar. What do you do?

Of the total votes cast:
17% said: I do not tip for take-out.
26% said: I tip 10 percent of the bill.
31% said: I tip 15 - 20 percent of the bill.
26% said: I tip with whatever loose change I have. 

2014 - July, August, September Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: Do you feel the term "manners" has a negative connotation?

Of the total votes cast:
4% said: Yes, the term "manners" has a negative connotation
9% said: Yes, the term "manners" should be replaced with a more current term
87% said: No, the term "manners" is a positive term.


2014 - April, May, June Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You have sent your invitations, but have not gotten all the RSVP's returned, what do you do? 

Of the total votes cast:
50% said: Call/email the people who have not replied and ask if they are coming
33% said: Include the people who have not RSVP'd in the considerations for food, space, cocktails, etc.
17% said: Consider the people who have not RSVP'd as "not coming" and hope they do not

2014 - January, February, March Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: What do you think is the greatest contributor to the decline of civility today?

Of the total votes cast:
46% said: Technology
17% said: Lack of self-confidence
32% said: Fast paced society
5% said: I do not think civility is declining

2013 - October, November, December Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You are dining in a restaurant and your service is not very good, do you? 

Of the total votes cast:
65% said: Tip on the lower end
21% said: Tip the same, as it may not be the server's fault
14% said: Tip the same, but do not return to the restaurant
0% said: Not leave a tip

2013 - July, August, September Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You are dining in a restaurant and your service is not very good, do you? 

Of the total votes cast:
65% said: Tip on the lower end
21% said: Tip the same, as it may not be the server's fault
14% said: Tip the same, but do not return to the restaurant
0% said: Not leave a tip

2013 - April, May, June Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You are dining at a restaurant for a business lunch, the person you are dining with puts their smart phone on the table so they can see it as they dine... 

Of the total votes cast:
72% said: This sends me a negative message
28% said: I do not mind, but I would not do that
0% said: If they do, then I will also
0% said: What is wrong with that?

2013 - January, February, March Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: A woman has asked a man on a first date, who pays?

Of the total votes cast:
52% said: The woman pays
33% said: The man may offer to pay
10% said: The man is expected to pay
5% said: It is expected that they go "dutch"

2012 - October, November, December Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: With all the talk of civility during this political campaign season, what do/did you think about the civility of this campaign vs past elections?

Of the total votes cast:
59% said: It was below an acceptable level
18% said: It was about average
18% said: It was better than average
6% said: Politicians need not be civil

2012 - July, August, September Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question:What do you consider the most powerful color for a man's dress shirt?

Of the total votes cast:
51% said: White
20% said: Light Blue
17% said: Dark Blue
6% said: Pink
3% said: Pale Yellow
3% said: Green


2012 - April, May, June Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You are at a sporting event and a "fan" is acting rudely, would you do business with him/her?

Of the total votes cast:
10% said: Yes, it does not speak badly about him in business
90% said: Not if I can help it, as it does speak badly about him in business


2012 - January, February, March Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: Today, it is said that the world is becoming less polite, but how are you doing?

Of the total votes cast:
69% said: I consider myself to be very polite
31% said: I need to do better with being  polite
0% said: I do not think being polite is important

2011 - October, November, December Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: How do you feel about re-gifting?

Of the total votes cast:
67% said: I think re-gifting can be appropriate sometimes
21% said: I think re-gifting is never appropriate
12% said: I never have a problem giving or receiving re-gifted items

2011 - July, August, September Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: How do you rate the importance of dining together as a family?

Of the total votes cast:
69% said: Important, we make it a priority to dine as a family often
31% said: Somewhat important, we do it when we can 
0% said: Not important....who has time for that anymore

2011 - April, May, June Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: Someone is parked in a "Handicapped" space, they are visibly not a person with a disability and do not have the appropriate permit displayed, what would you do?

Of the total votes cast:
38% said: Walk by and say nothing
33% said: Tell them they should not park there
29% said: Call the police, as parking in a handicap space is illegal unless you have the appropriate permit displayed.

 

2011 - January, February, March Monthly Savvy Survey Results:


Survey Question: Etiquette suggests that you do not write on someone's business card. Do you mind if someone writes on your business card in front of you?

Of the total votes cast:
71% said: No, I do not mind if someone writes on my business card
29% said: Yes, It bothers me when someone writes on my business card.

 

2010 - November - December Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: Etiquette suggests that you do not clink the glasses during a toast, what do you think?

Of the total votes cast:
64% said: Clinking is fun, but the etiquette of toasting should not be changed
36% said: Clinking is good and should be considered proper etiquette

 

2010 September - October Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: In your opinion, a business professional is considered responsive if they respond:

Of the total votes cast:
50% said: withing 24 hours
28% said: The same day
22% said: Within 48 hours
0% said: One week

2010 - July and August Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You are having lunch with a friend, how would you feel if they sent text messages while you are dining with them:

Of the total votes cast:
71% said: Bothered, but I would not say anything
29% said: bothered, and I would tell them so
0% said: Not bothered, so I would not say anything

2010 - May and June's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey question: This month's theme is recreational etiquette. In recent months, have you noticed that the participants in the recreational events you enjoy are:

Of the total votes cast:
57% said: Less respectful
33% said: No change in conduct
10% said: More respectful

2010 - March and April's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: What do you consider to be the least respectful driving behavior?

Of the total votes cast:
21% said: Following too closely
20% said: Not using turn signals
14% said: Over using the horn
5% said: Driving too slow in the fast lane

 

2010 - January and February's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: Do you think people should ask permission before posting a picture of you to the internet...ie. social media, youtube, the web in general?

Of the total votes cast:
42% said: Yes, I believe it is the respectful thing to do.
7% said: No, my permission is not necessary.

2010 - November and December's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: With all the talk of the flu, what have you observed on how people are handling common courtesy when it comes to coughing or sneezing?

Of the total votes cast:
64% said: Most people are coughing/sneezing into their elbow
25% said B. Most people are coughing/sneezing into their hand
11% said C. Most people are not covering their mouth when they couch/sneeze.

2010 - September and October's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: What percentage of people would you say hold the door for others?

Of the total votes cast:
50% said: Not enough people hold the door for others
38% said B. Some hold the door for others
12% said C. Most people hold the door for others
0% said D. Do people even do that anymore?

2010 - July and August's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: Do you think children today are______they were 10 years ago?

Of the total votes cast:
85% said A. Less polite than
11% said B. The same as
4% said C. More polite than

2010 - May and June's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: When it comes to drinking wine, what would you like to know more about?

Of the total votes cast:
17% said A. How to select the right wine for your dinner
11% said B. Wine etiquette (toasting, tasting, drinking, etc.)
0% said C. Knowledge about wines in general
56% said D. All of the above
8% said E. How to select and wine etiquette
6% said F. How to select and knowledge of wines in general
3% said G. Wine etiquette and knowledge of wines in general

2010 - March and April's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: What is the level of dress of your business? (men and women)

Of the total votes cast:
8% said Level 1 - Professional - Suit (men and women)
29% said Level 2 - Professional casual - Components of a suit, but not a suit for
men (navy blue jacket, khaki pants, white shirt and tie) or coordinated
separates for women
21% said Level 3 - Standard casual - Three pieces - shirt, pants, tie OR shirt, pants,
jacket (men only)
42% said Level 4 - Basic casual - Two pieces - shirt and pants/skirt (men and
women)

2010 - January and February's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: Do you think self-confidence and etiquette are related?

Of the total votes cast:
77% said yes, directly related
17% said somewhat related
6% said no, not related at all

2009 - December's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: How do you feel about email Christmas Cards?

Of the total votes cast:
78% said they prefer a traditional greeting card
22% said it does not matter
0% said they are fine, I prefer them

2009 - November's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You are invited to someone's house for dinner, you ask if you can bring something, the host says no, do not bring anything, do you?

Of the total votes cast:
62% said Bring a gift such as a box of candy or bottle of wine for everyone to enjoy
21% said Not bring anything
17% said Bring the host a house gift

2009 - October's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: It has always been that politics and religion were not considered polite topics of conversation, however, today that rule is?

Of the total votes cast:
55% said Outdated; however, people should refrain from getting carried away
42% said Not outdated; I wish people would stop talking politics
3% said Outdated; people should always be able to say how they feel

2009 - September's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: The people tailgating next to you and your family at the football game are really rude and rowdy, do you....?

Of the total votes cast:
37% said Ask them to be more considerate
33% said Leave your spot and go to another area
5% said Call security
26% said Do not worry about it...they are just having fun

2009 - August's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: You sent a business gift to someone. You receive a thank you four weeks after it was delivered, are you....?

Of the total votes cast:
81% said Happy, as people are busy and it is never too late to say thank you
10% said Did not know there was an appropriate time frame in which a thank-you note should be sent
6% said not bothered I do not expect people to send thank-you notes anymore
4% said upset, as it is too long after the event to be receiving a thank-you note and
therefore, it must not have meant anything to the person writing the note

2009 - July's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: US Flag Code sec 8i:"The US Flag should not be printed on anything that is designed for temporary use and discarded." Should the US Flag be depicted on a stamp?

Of the total votes cast:
53% said yes.
37% said no.

2009 - June's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: What do you consider the most powerful color for a man's dress shirt?
Of the total votes cast:
45% said white
17% said dark blue
15% said light blue
3% said pink
2% said yellow
2% said green

2009 - May's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: In business, how important is writing a business thank you note?
Of the total votes cast:
79% said that it was very important.
17% said that it was important.
2% said that it was somewhat important.
2% said that it was not important.

2009 - April's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: In business, do you think the way someone plays golf relates to the way he/she conducts business?

Of the total votes cast:
62% said that it was directly related.
28% said that it was somewhat related.
11% said that it was not related.

2009 - March's Monthly Savvy Survey Results:

Survey Question: How highly do you rate the use of table manners i n business?

Of the total votes cast:
84% said that it was very important.
14% said that it was important.
2% said that it was somewhat.
0% said that it was not important at all.

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