Monday, July 26, 2010

Many people, especially young people today, see polite behavior as fake?

Many young people today see polite behavior as being fake?

●Today it is especially important to be considerate and respectful, honest and kind to all.
● If we are kind to all around us - than our actions will not be seen as fake.
● With today's economy, we cannot afford to not be authentic, positions are hard to come by.
● We all want to get ahead in our professional life and our personal life, good manners are always in style.
● Pay attention when you meet new people and remember that first impressions are very important.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The term "high tea" is often misused

The term "high tea" is often misused by those who like to gild afternoon tea to make it seem exclusive and refined.
Consequently, both consumers and dispensers of tea often mistakenly tack the word "high" onto what should be simply called tea or afternoon tea.

Although often confused with afternoon tea, high tea is not a dainty affair, neither is it synonymous with highbrow. The distinction is important if you wish to convey a certain degree of sophistication. High tea is NOT finger sandwiches, scones and sweets. That, of course is tea or afternoon tea.

High tea is a hearty, simple and sit down meal that originated during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. High tea was the main meal of the day for workers who returned home very hungry after a long, hard day in the fields.

Everything is placed on the table, family style, and dishes are passed from person to person. The menu offers hot or cold hearty and traditional foods such as meat pies, steak and kidney pies, sausage, cold meats, breads, cheese, desserts, fruits and tea.

Here are some helpful hints to remember when handshaking

Helpful tips to remember when handshaking

✺ Always be ready to initiate or receive a handshake

✺ Don't carry anything in your right hand. It should be free for handshaking.

✺ Hold your glass in your left hand to avoid a cold, wet handshake.

✺ Extend your hand with the thumb up and out so the other person can get in to connect.

✺ Use fragrance sparingly in the business arena, it can be offensive.

✺ Don't wear rings on the right hand in the business arena. It interferes and can be painful.

✺ Most of all, no one should refuse a handshake, if you must - say "I'd like to shake your hand."