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Do You Need to Learn About Digital Etiquette?

Do You Need to Learn About Digital Etiquette?

Are you unsure of when it's ok to answer your phone?

Do you question when it's appropriate to text in front of others?

On Tuesday June 15th, 2010 at 9:00am, author and digital etiquette expert Michelle Cimino will be joining me on Blogtalkradio to talk about her book, "Cell Phone Etiquette, observations from a Mom." The book is a humorous look at Michelle's oldest daughters relationship with her cell phone. She tells funny stories, gives Do’s and Don'ts and includes an acronym list (so us parents can find out what these kids are talking about!). Join us by listening online, and participate in the chat room, or call in to (347) 994-1903.

Tune in and listen on the e-launch day for Michelle's book and learn about special bonus features available when buying her book that day.

Michelle Cimino



Michelle Cimino is a Digital Etiquette Expert and Author of two book: "Cell Phone Etiquette" and "NETiquette, on-line etiquette". Michelle is not an international motivational speaker. No, she is not sitting on the board of some fantastic non-profit organization. And she has never flown to a third-world country to help the less fortunate...yet! She is just a regular person: a working mom and wife who noticed a lack of "manners" when it came to cell phones. Her cell phone etiquette book is receiving rave reviews from Business people to Self-Help guru's and everything in-between. If you have a cell need her book!


It’s easy to relate to this breezy, entertaining look at the etiquette missing from today’s cell phone users—especially among teenagers! The hilarious, un-believable, annoying & silly stories will make you laugh out loud. Along with the much needed DO’s and DON’Ts of cell phone use and etiquette.

Cell Phone Etiquette, observations from a Mom

This book also gives advice….don’t let anyone take naked pictures of you! Duh! The simple format will seem as though a friend is telling you a story. It would make a great gift book for a new cell phone recipient or secretly placed on that co-workers desk. It also includes a Texting Quick Reference Acronym list, and how to make funny pictures with cell phone symbols. It is a small book, but it speaks volumes.

And remember, June 15th is the e-launch day for Michelle's book and when you purchase a copy on that day, you will receive a ton of bonus gifts. So please check out everything you will get when you participate in the e-launch. Visit for more information.

How can you get in touch with Michelle? You can friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, visit her website at or email her at

Don't forget about this fun show! Set your reminder, and join us for some great humor and learn a little bit about digital etiquette!

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Comment balloon 21 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • June 09 2010 01:44PM


We all need to continue learning about digitial and technology to become better Realtors.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) about 10 years ago

Carra, I wish this was a mandatory book for everyone to read BEFORE purchasing a cell phone.  Some teenagers and adults do not have cell phone manners...and are very irritating when in public.  Thanks for the information on the book, I may have to purchase a few....well maybe MANY :)

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 10 years ago

Carra, Great topic considering a lot of folks don't have a second thought about taking a phone call in mid sentence with you or texting in all kinds of unappropriate places.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) about 10 years ago

Carra, it's sad to see how few people truly understand being considerate of others. As if someone sending a text is more important than the person right in front of you.

When in a meeting, etc, I put the phone on vibrate and will give a glance. If it's relevant to something I need to get done I will excuse myself and take it, then apologize.

When in a listing presentation, I leave the phone in the car. The people before me have to appreciate that I really want their business.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 10 years ago

Carra:  I love my kids and their friends ... but this is definitely a Blogtalkradio session that they all need to listen to ... badly!  Come to think of it ... I know a few adults that should listen in too!


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 10 years ago

I love the folks (all ages under 50) that text constantly ~ while eating, conversing with others, and every minute of the day.  It's very rude.  I think I will try to log in.  Great topic, Carra!

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) about 10 years ago

Harry ~  We learn here everyday! 

Rebecca ~  I know Michelle is going to love that idea!

Susan ~  Seems like this is a big problem.

Ed ~  What you wrote is so important.. maybe even a post idea.. "When in a listing presentation, I leave the phone in the car. The people before me have to appreciate that I really want their business." 

I used to tell clients.. I WILL NOT answer the cell phone, period, if I am with a customer... So my clients KNOW I am not on an electronic leash.. they can leave a message and I will return it when I get to a place where I can concentrate on them. It really is the Golden Rule.. if I were working with them.. would they want me answering the phone in the middle of their business.. shoe on the other foot so they understand.

Gene ~ Would love to have you call in or join the chat room.. and you know you can listen to the archive if you miss it!

Dawn ~  Glad you like the topic.. I am excited to do the show.



Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

It is always good to learn and learn...

Thank you!

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) about 10 years ago

Howdy and evenin to ya Carra

I sure don't think there is anyone, that would not be able to learn from this here Blogtalkradio show.

Have a good one

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 10 years ago

Joshua ~  Everyday in AR I learn MANY new things! 

Dale ~ should be fun to hear what she has to say!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

Those darn teenagers have a language all their own. Thanks for the post. These are good tips for us grandparents as well.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic ( about 10 years ago

Carra, definitely most of us could learn some younger son told me he stopped dating the girl he was with because she couldn't disconnect from her Blackberry!  hope to tune in

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Robet ~ It will be fun to hear all the things I probably don't know.

Ginny ~ That is a serious problem.. I think we should include that in "Cosmic Shift Happens".  It is almost an addiction.

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

Sounds like an interesting program, Carra.  Unfortunately the timing isn't good for me tomorrow.  Maybe someone will post the list of acronyms!

Posted by Kathy Kenney, Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale (Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ) about 10 years ago

Just the other day, I had a prospective client in my office and as I was discussing with her what to expect from me as  property manager, she was texting on her phone.  I had to ask her not to do that.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Kathy ~  You can always listen to the archive version.. it is on the widget to the right side of the screen.

Charita ~ How funny.. I will talk to her about that.. how rude should I say.. thanks for the info!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

Great post, and definitely a worthwhile read.  Thanks for this.

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 10 years ago

A very timely book and post about it.  I think I'll check her out on FB and learn some tips.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 10 years ago

Ron and Alexandra ~  She was a great guest and made me think about my cell phone behavior..

Georgina~  She had some great ideas.. you can listen to her radio show if you go up to ther widget above for blogtalkradio..

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

Michelle is Great!!! Thanks for the information Carra Riley !! She is doing great work over here at NOVA! 

Posted by Chris Webb, Tucson's Social Media Expert (Nova Home Loans) over 5 years ago

Chris... glad to hear that!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago