DID SOMEONE SAY ETIQUETTE???
Etiquette is about showing respect for yourself and everyone else around you. It doesn’t matter how rich, attractive or powerful you are, none of these will rescue you from the bad label of being rude, arrogant or insensitive to the feelings of others.
Check out these tips;
SAY THANK YOU
Everyone likes to know they are appreciated for kindnesses they have performed. Whether it’s a card, a present or a favor, there’s no excuse for not taking the time to express what it means to you.
USE PEOPLE’S NAMES
A name is everyone’s most prized possession and you’ll be amazed how doors open: waiters , receptionists and shop assistants will do anything for you when you greet them by name. It’s the magic word.
CHECK YOUR PUBLIC BEHAVIOUR
Be mindful of how others perceive both you and your actions. Talking or yelling loudly, engaging in inappropriate displays of affection, spitting on sidewalks, littering, playing loud music, swearing or cutting ahead of others in lines are all bad manners.
If you pass someone you recognize, greet them. Don’t ignore them. Saying hello makes everyone feel better.
MIND YOUR TABLE MANNERS
Don’t talk with your mouth full, chew with your mouth open, put your elbows on the table, take more food than everyone else, belch and slurp. Just don’t!
Pay attention to someone talking to you.
Notice the special care people have taken over their hair and clothes and compliment them on it, be quick to spot if someone is shivering or sad, and take the action that you would want someone to do for you in the same position.
We’re all busy, so don’t make anyone wait for you. Show up for appointments on time.