Category: Elevator Etiquette

How to Break the Ice in an Elevator

We’ve all been there: stepping into an elevator with just one or two other people and immediately feeling the awkward silence. But why should we stand in silence? Let’s start talking! Use your elevator time to meet new friends, network, and test your confidence. It may seem daunting at first but go ahead and strike… Read more »

Common Elevator Habits

We all have them. Or at the very least, we’ve been witness to them: elevator habits that everyone seems to do. Let’s take a look at a few of those habits and maybe get some closure as to why we do them repeatedly. We stare at the numbers: Being on an elevator with a car… Read more »

Elevator Music: Do’s & Don’ts

We all know the sappy, synchronized, generic music that plays in elevators; in fact, you don’t even have to be in an elevator to hear it. Sometimes, it will be playing in banks, offices, cruise ships, airports, stores, and other places where gentle, relaxing music is called for. You’ll even hear it when on hold… Read more »

Elevator Etiquette: To Talk or Not to Talk

Everyone knows that awkward moment when you step onto an elevator, there’s one person on there already, and you have a long ride up or down to your destination. Do you make small talk? Ignore them completely? Pull out your cell phone and make up a pretend conversation so you don’t have to make the… Read more »

5 MORE Things Not to do in an Elevator

Last month, we talked about some things you should never do in an elevator. Some were obvious, some were in line with common courtesy and some were just plain funny. Now, we add to that list with five more things to refrain from doing in an elevator. Don’t perform any sort of personal hygiene practices,… Read more »

5 Things NOT to do in an Elevator

When you hop into an elevator for a quick ride up to work or to your doctor’s office, you may just look straight ahead and go about your business. After all, there’s an unwritten rule of certain expected behavior, such as giving people enough space, pressing buttons for everyone if you’re at the front, and… Read more »