Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Don'ts - Dining Skills

  • Don't smack your lips
  • Don't chew with your mouth open
  • Don't touch your face or head at the table
  • Don't drink from the saucer
  • Don't mop the face with the napkin
  • Don't twist your feet around the legs of the chair, both feet should rest flat on the floor.
  • Don't push your plate away from you when you've finished eating
  • Don't under any circumstances, put the knife in the mouth

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Basket of rolls - Dining Etiquette tip of the day

If rolls are being passed, remember to take the basket of rolls in your right hand from the person to your left, take a roll, then change the basket to your left hand and pass it to the person on your right. Crossing one hand over the other is much less awkward than trying to pass the rolls to the right with your right hand. Try it !

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Handshaking - the Ultimate Greeting

We notice persons non-verbally by their touch, and the way we touch someone in business is most often with our handshake. One's handshake reveals a great deal about inner traits, personality and feelings. Most of all, a handshake conveys one's attitude toward others. Handshaking is a form of communication that needs no explanation, and one that is never misunderstood. Every time you extend your hand you are judged by your handshake and far more than you realize, you unconsiously judge others by the way they shake hands.

Friday, October 9, 2009

How to make an Entrance and Work the Room

One of the most important features in showing up any place is the entrance you make.
Almost everyone watches the entrance to a room - use it to your advantage.

Maintain good posture at all times because it instantly creates an impression of confidence.

To make a strong entrance walk into the room.
Pause briefly to spot key persons and to allow others to see you.
Don't stand in the doorway, I repeat walk into the room.
Rushing in and heading for the food or the bar is counterproductive to your agenda.

Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Doing your homework will help you create confidence and authority.