Did you ever have a question you were too uncomfortable to ask? How about finding yourself in a socially awkward situation and being unsure of what to do next? Mind Over Manners is a tool that can help! Lisa Godley and Sondra Woodward’s podcast endeavors to raise your social IQ. Join us each week for insights ranging from proper wedding and funeral etiquette, to how to handle that workplace romance, and even that online interaction on social media. Email your comments or questions to mindove ...
The Virginia primaries are fast approaching! Virginia is one of the many states that will cast ballots on March 3rd, also known as Super Tuesday. A volunteer organizer with experience working on presidential campaigns joins us to show how we can engage in primary organizing respectfully and effectively.…
TIS THE SEASON AND LOVE IS IN THE AIR. OR IS IT? JOIN US AS WE NAVIGATE THE UPS AND DOWNS OF WHAT SOME SAY IS THE MOST ROMANTIC DAY OF THE YEAR. VIRGINIA’S RELATIONSHIP EXPERT, ALVEAN LYONS, JOINS THE CONVERSATION TO GIVE US HER INSIGHT ON HOW TO SURVIVE VALENTINES DAY!
Picking the perfect gift can be challenging. But, receiving one can sometimes be even harder. What should you do when you get a gift you just don’t like? Kim Wadsworth joins the conversation to answer all of our gift giving and receiving questions.
On the next Mind Over Manners, the family reunion, cookout and wedding season is in full swing. So how do you avoid conflict and family drama? Dr. Angela Jones joins us with ways to navigate those potentially explosive family situations.
What’s the best way to respond when someone has something hanging out of their nose, or their zipper is undone, or their breath is so strong that your eyes water when they speak? Kim Wadsworth joins the conversation with tools to help us address those hygiene hiccups!
The new co-worker has asked you out. Should you visit HR before saying "yes" to the invite? Alvean Lyons helps negotiate love in the office.
Spring is just around the corner! We get outdoors with our own Dwight Davis (of Birdnotes fame) who explains best practices for catching a glimpse of our feathered friends.
We get a law enforcement perspective on effective protesting from Commanding Officer Todd Williams from the Norfolk Police Department.
Ready to exercise your right to free speech? If that means participating in a protest, you'll want to hear tips from PETA's Daniel Carron on how to make sure your message is heard.
It’s the time of year when many people renew their commitment to working out! On this episode of Mind Over Manners we explore proper “Gym Etiquette” with personal trainer Lynette Vargas.
Whether you’re the guest or the host, there’s a certain etiquette to follow this holiday season. We’re joined by Kim Wadsworth who shares best practices when it comes to Holiday House Guests!
Have you ever wondered if you should give kids something other than candy for Halloween? Or maybe you're wondering about the best way to handle things if you don't want to celebrate the Holiday. On this episode of Mind Over Manners we discuss the dos and don'ts of Halloween Etiquette with someone who is really in the holiday HearSay producer Paul B…
If you're doing some fall organizing and have things you'd like to give to charity, first listen to our coversation with Goodwill's Danielle Cronin about making the most of your donations.
Changing careers or returning to the workforce after a break? We discuss job-hunt best practices with Priority Staffing's Michelle Tickle and Susan Simmons.
Hoping to find your balance through yoga? We've got the etiquette of the yoga studio from yogi Maggie LeFante.
Students are heading back to school, which means football games are back on the schedule. Perfect time to review those tailgating rules!
It's wedding season! Perfect time to revisit our conversation with VOW Magazine's Kim Wadsworth. Up next: Guest Etiquette.
It's wedding season! Perfect time to revisit our conversation with VOW Magazine's Kim Wadsworth. Up first: Bride and Groom Etiquette.
Thinking of trying out Airbnb for your next trip? We'll talk to Jeff Henry about how the rules and experience differ from a hotel stay.
Before we head to the beach for the big holiday week, we revisit our conversation with Capt Tom Gill from the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service.
In honor of Pride Month, we revisit our conversation with HR Pride Past President Michael Berlucchi about how to respond when a loved one comes out.
As you make those summer getaway plans, we get some tips from Hilton Norfolk The Main's Justin Beale on how to make sure your hotel stay is a first class experience.
Commander Dave Hecht from Naval Air Force Atlantic discusses how civilians can best interact with their military friends and neighbors.
Let's grab those clubs and hit the links! But first, a refresher on the golf course rules from Honey Bee Golf Club's Austin Green.
We talk to a criminal defense attorney about how to interact with the police officer during a traffic stop.
We revisit our conversation with Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone about how best to work with the police officer during a traffic stop.
Spring is finally here! We get outdoors with our own Dwight Davis (of Birdnotes fame) who explains best practices for catching a glimpse of our feathered friends.
Time for a haircut or new look? Rashida Weekes explains some common courtesies expected by your stylist.
Valentine's Day isn't always all roses and chocolate. Relationship expert Alvean Lyons returns to Mind Over Manners with the guide for surviving a break up.
MoM wraps up 2017 with Kim Wadsworth, who will provide best practices for that holiday stay with the family, whether you’re the host or the guest.
HR expert Julie Woodard has tips for keeping it fun and classy during the workplace festivities.
Ready for the holiday shopping season? Retail expert and personal shopper extraordinaire Jessica Mills has tips for keeping your cool while finding deals on Black Friday and beyond.
The holiday travel season is only days away! Before you leave on that jet plane, hear what a veteran flight attendant has to say about making sure that trip is safe, comfortable and civil for everyone.
Fall is here, which means the kids are back to school and it’s time for those first parent-teacher meetings! On the last episode of Mind Over Manners, we got a teacher’s take. For Part Two, Shelly Jones, Director of the Tidewater District of the Virginia PTA, provides some parental guidance on interacting with educators.…
Kids are back in school and it's time for those parent-teacher conferences. We have veteran educator Dr. Barry Graham here with a teacher's take on cultivating relationships among those vested in our children's future.
Carolyn Caywood from the League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads dicusses how best to interact with your legislators.
If you're taking in the latest blockbuster film at the theatre, Antonio Jones from Allied Advertising (they bring major motion picture screenings to town) has some best practices for making sure everyone enjoys the experience on the big screen.
Dining out is a social contract between the server and the customer. Restaurant guru (you can find him at Grain in downtown Norfolk) Stephan Stockwell explains.
Attending a symphony performance? Turns out some rules are meant to be broken. Others, not so much. Dr. Raymond Jones breaks it down for us.
Navigating the rules of social media can be a challenge. ODU's Dr. Myles McNutt is back to help figure out Instagram and Snapchat.
Navigating the rules of social media can be a challenge. We've got ODU's Dr. Myles McNutt to help in part one of two segments. This episode tackles Facebook and Twitter.
Your new friend is a person of color. Does he prefer to be referred to as black or African American? NSU's Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander explains the origins and significance of both identities.
So graduation is behind you, and that first job awaits. Regent University's Director of Career Services has tips for acing those interviews.
What is the best thing to say to someone who is grieving at a funeral? We get the answer from Funeral Director Chris Cook.