True or False? People want to do business with those who take their business seriously but who take themselves less seriously. True! Humor is a powerful business tool. It creates bonds, relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and lets everyone know how human you are. To be quick on your feet, down to earth enough [...]
"Regrets" need not be attended to with the same speed as acceptances. False! Regrets are always given the same consideration as a positive response. Your promptness allows the host to invite others.
Business Etiquette Tip: Touching others in a friendly manner on the arm or shoulder indicates your desire to show genuine warmth and friendship.False! ALWAYS keep your hands to yourself. Don't be a "toucher" no matter how friendly and innocent your gesture might be. So many people are offended if you break into their personal [...]
Professional Dress for Men: What shoes should I purchase for executive business casual? Your shoes give out so much information about you. With an expensive sport coat, suit or business casual, don't buy cheap shoes. A good rule of thumb is dress shoes tie and casual shoes usually slip-on.
A button-down collar is always appropriate for after 5:00 pm meetings. This is FALSE. Button downs are OKAY, but they are considered more casual. A spread collar is better for evening.
What kind of clothing tricks can be employed to make a short frame appear taller, so you don't seem so little next to your colleagues? To appear taller, hem, hose, and heels should be the same color family. For example, a black dress with black hosiery and [...]
Parking attendants automatically expect a dollar. True and False. In a small town, a dollar is still acceptable. In the city, two dollars or more are the norm.
Beer and soft drinks consumed from a can or bottle at a business function are acceptable. This is True and False. If you are inside a facility, opt to have your beverage served in a glass. You look much more professional. If you are outdoors at a company picnic, drinking from a can or bottle [...]
At a deuce (table for two) your client will sit in front of you. If you are sitting at a four top (table for four) your client will be better positioned on your left if you are right - handed.