It’s very important to follow certain rules of etiquette in both professional and social situations. Sometimes, it can even mean the difference between getting ahead in your career and keeping or losing your friends. In today’s society you just cannot notice how bad people manners have become especially since a lot of folks just don’t care if they offend others or not. Try not to make these 7 etiquette mistakes if your want to make a good impression:
This is one of the most common etiquette mistakes most people make. When you are with two people who don’t know each other, don’t forget about making the introductions. If you can’t remember their names, just say politely something like “I’m sorry, I know we have met before but now I just can’t remember your name.”
If you are always late, you should know that a lot of people may be offended by your behavior. If you agree to show up somewhere at a certain time, then do your best to be there on time. Always call and tell the other person if you are arriving late and explain what is causing this situation.
If you are out with someone, try not to spend all your time talking on your phone or texting. Be present and turn off your phone for a while. Give that person your entire attention and make them feel special.
When you are invited to an event, whether it’s a wedding or a party, always let the host know if you will be able to be there. If you agreed to go to that event, try not to change plans if something more interesting comes along because you will hurt the hosts’s feelings and you will show little respect for the effort they put in organizing that event.
When you are dining with others, especially if you are at an important event, try to take your time and use proper table manners. If you are unclear about which utensil to use, just learn before you go. Take time to chew your food properly and try not to talk with your mouth full.
When someone does something nice for you, try to always show your gratitude. Say thank you or if you want your gesture to be special, you could even send them a thank-you note or a thank-you basket.
When you talk to your friends, co-workers or family, try not to be too self-absorbed. Just give them equal time during the conversation and allow them to share their opinions as well. You could ask questions about them and then simply be attentive and listen carefully to what they have to say. This kind of conversation is more enjoyable for both of you and it will help you make a good impression.
It’s very important to have good manners if you want to get noticed or if you want to make a good impression. Most people tend to neglect the importance of being nice and kind with other people but try not to do the same. Do you know any other etiquette mistakes people often make? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section!
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