Recovering from a Major Flub

So we’re all still talking about Christina Aguilera’s big mess up of “The Star Spangled
Banner” on Super Bowl Sunday.

Now TMZ has a leaked video of her rehearsal. The video shows us that Xtina did not sing the entire song during rehearsal. She only went about ¾ of the way through. Hmmmmmm.
Here’s a great example of why we should give it all we’ve got BEFORE our big moment no
matter what we’re doing. I know sometimes we can just really blow it even after tons of
preparation. But you just don’t want to have to wonder if a half-done rehearsal was the

So if you ever find yourself in a fix because you’ve had a huge ‘Opps I goofed moment”
follow these 3 simple tips:
1. Own up to your mistake.
2. Apologize
3. Move on

Don’t make a big fuss. When you do it just reminds everyone of your mistake over and over
again. If it’s possible one final thing you can do is work out a solution. It’s simple as

Seems to me that is exactly what Christina did in this instance. Here’s her statement on the

"I lost my place. I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can
only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its
anthem still came through."

She hit all 3 bit of my etiquette advice on the head, and for that Christina Aguilera gets an A+ in my book. Rock on Xtina!!

Exquisite Weddings Magazine

Ever been asked to do the honors of a toast at a friend or family members wedding? Once asked, etiquette questions coming popping out everywhere. Which means we all could use a bit of help. Well writer Glen Beres examines the topic for Exquisite Weddings Fall/Winter issue. Cool thing is he came to me for my input and advice. Good looking out Glen!! The issue is on stands now.
Etiquette Expert Opinion: Read "6 Tips for Great Toasts" HERE