Mister Manners, Thomas P. Farley, is an etiquette expert, speaker and author who's helping America's professionals master essential manners for success in the workplace—and in life. His keynotes and workshops for banks, law firms, universities and Fortune 500 companies are engaging, memorable and interactive, drawing memorable examples from the worlds of pop culture and current events. His sessions are designed to inspire, offering employees strategies for getting along and getting ahead in an era where technology often threatens to trump true human connection.
Mr. Farley is a regular and popular guest on the Today show, where he speaks on matters of modern-day etiquette—subjects from “avoiding awkward hugs” to “what not to wear at a company beach outing.” His insights appear regularly in other media outlets as well, including the CBS Early Show, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Wired and Money magazines, USA Today, CNN, ABC and on radio stations across the country.
“I think it's important for both adults and kids to know that being mannerly doesn't entail memorizing long sets of rules,” he says. “It often means simply thinking twice before you act.” A graduate of Fordham University, Farley says these are challenging times for good etiquette: “In this age of constant connectedness and digital distractions, polished manners are in very short supply.” And yet, he explains, “Individuals who make a habit of valuing people over pixels are the ones who will truly get ahead.”