Have you already started juggling holiday invitations? Punchbowl, Evite etc. make inviting party guests and accepting invitations a cinch. I wonder if anyone is doing the metrics to see if more RSVPs are received electronically than via snail mail? Poor Miss Manners! Etiquette has gone by the wayside. A friend of mine recently had to call invited guests to her son’s wedding because they did not send their RSVPs and she had to give the caterer a “head count.” While the information age has made life faster, it’s not always the answer. There was recently some email traffic in my inbox regarding “best volunteers needed” websites. . .and there are plenty! In this post though, I want to remind you about the Personal Ask. Put on your very best spin and be humble enough to grovel when necessary! Flattery also works really well. . .”we couldn’t have pulled off _______ without you, hope you’re planning to come on ______”. Mine all those holiday get togethers. . .and do a little celebrating of the season while you are at it!