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Party Etiquette | Never Show Up Empty Handed

What are you doing here? Crazy coincidence! Alpha thought it's a perfect time to talk about party etiquette.

Be aware that you should never show up empty handed. You should show appreciation and gratitude. Aaron Marino of alpha m. typically brings a bottle wine. It's nice and appreciated. If you want to take it a step further, put the bottle in to a gift bag or a Pier 1 wine bottle outfit. A plant or a food dish are other options. Just don't show up empty handed.


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Congratulations on Your Pregnancy! | Never Assume She's Pregnant  -
November 19, 2012
About six years ago, Aaron Marino of alpha m. congratulated a friend for being pregnant. BUT she was not pregnant! She had just got chubby. From this one instance, Aaron never assumes or asks that a woman is pregnant. Currently, Aaron is 99% sure that the barista at Starbucks is pregnant. Instead of asking if she's pregnant, he asks her, "What's new?" She doesn't say anything about a pregnancy. GeRead More»
How and Who to Tip on a Trip | Tipping While Traveling -
November 14, 2012
This video covers times and people who you need to tip on a trip. Be a good tipper to set yourself apart. Plus you will get better service through your trip. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses how much you should be tipping: After a taxi ride ($2 -3 depending on length of the ride) Baggage handlers ($5 minimum) Bellmen ($5) Room service servers (20%). Read More»
How to Be a Gentlemen | Tipping Servers 20% -
November 5, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. presents a scenario about going out to dinner at a restaurant and leaving a tip. The alpha m. rule is 20%. It's easy math and doesn't break the bank. If you can't afford to buy an extra 5%, then you shouldn't be doing out to dinner in the first place. Plus, the servers work very hard for their money and deserve their tip. If someone does above-and-beyond, tip over the 20%.Read More»
Coping with Stinky Roommates -
October 8, 2012
Do you smell that? Our sense of smell affects our moods and emotions. Aaron Marino of alpha m. has past experiences with a horribly smelly place. Communal living is tough, and when you have different levels of 'filth thresholds', that makes it even tougher. First of all, come up with a cleaning schedule. Also you can use carpet deodorizers that will help with odor. Another consideration is purchasRead More»

How Many People to Date at One Time? | Dating Advice -
August 3, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses considerations when dating multiple people. As men, take control of the situation and be honest. So, how many people can you date at one time? As long as you are not leading the person / people on, you can date as many people as you want. Once you feel compelled to lie, you need to take a step back and have a reality check. Also, what is your motivation? If you aRead More»
Got Her Phone Number But Not A Date | Dating Advice -
July 19, 2012
Dates for Bryan are rarely occurring after getting a phone number. Where is he going wrong? Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives Bryan's situation and asks for viewer input. Bryan succeeds in cold approach settings and exudes confidence with females. After he gets the phone number, dates rarely follow. Aaron expresses that Bryan has the hard part done-- Bryan can make the approach and get the number. AaRead More»
How Clean Are Your Ears? | Ear Cleaning Regimen -
July 18, 2012
Aaron Mario of alpha m. express that dirty ears with yellow wax and flakes are absolutely unacceptable! Nothing is grosser or nastier than dirty ears. Keeping your ears clean is so important, and people notice this grooming regimen. Q-Tips are what Aaron uses his ears as wash cloths don't allow you to get completely in the ear. Every three days, after getting out of the shower, the wax in your earRead More»
Bad Language | Cursing, Cussing, Profanity  -
May 16, 2012
If you are a man who uses profanity and thinks cursing all the time is funny, Aaron Marino of alpha m. has some suggestions and opinions. When profanity is used, people are turned off. Foul language doesn't need to be used to get your message across. The more you curse, the less people take you seriously. In order to be a successful communicator, you need to have people take you seriously. If you Read More»
The Art of Giving Compliments -
April 16, 2012
How great is it to receive a compliment?  It’s safe to say we all appreciate and enjoy being acknowledged and given recognition for something we’ve accomplished; no matter how minor it is.  Hearing that we look good, did good, smell good, whatever – is like getting a big pat on the back, which has a way of validating and rewarding us for doing something positive.  Compliments just feel goRead More»

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