“It was set up by a company that specializes in teaching the rules of Western society.I’m not qualified to teach Chinese etiquette myself, but I refer business all the time,” she said.Mrs Meier’s clients range from individuals in their 20s and early 30s, to corporations who hope her training will make them better represented by their staff in both business and social settings.“I just had to sign an NDA about a new client from a big law firm.In reality, tipping etiquette has evolved into a secret subculture with hidden expectations that aren't always well understood by travelers. For a guide to who to tip (and how much), check the Hotel Tipping Guide.
Middleton’s social prowess—from what she calls “the Duchess slant” (her signature way of sitting with knees and ankles firmly clamped together), to the way she “glides” down a immaculate herself.
“She was an average girl who happened to marry into the British Royal family.
I can only imagine the hours of training she must have endured to become what she has,” she marveled.
As for the most common faux pas she encounters among her American clients?
“Asking what somebody does for a living, and talking about money.
If you are using the service of one person repeatedly throughout your trip (say, a doorman) feel free to tip all at once at the end of your stay.