The wonderful thing about technology is that it provides a platform for us to connect with others anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, that's also the biggest drawback to all of our screens and devices.
I recently attended a senior-thesis violin recital at Juilliard, the prestigious arts conservatory in New York City. The talent before us was brilliant. The audience behavior around me was appalling.
Even a person with a great memory has multiple things to remember when planning for a trip. It's always best to be safe and refer to a list rather than running the risk of leaving something important behind.
I've mentioned things I would like to do and no one offers to help me at all. I need some help but they are always too busy or seem annoyed that I mention wedding things.
The purpose of etiquette is to be considerate and make those around you feel comfortable. Of-course I gave the hostess of this bridal shower the benefit of the doubt; that she was only trying to be inclusive.
If you are tired, let someone else do some driving. Respect your exhaustion. Never risk the safety of yourselves and those around you to try to get to your vacation spot a little earlier. It's just not worth the risk.
There are a few items on this list that may need further discussion.
Your first Tweetup may feel a little intimidating, but the more you participate, the more comfortable you'll become. I've made many wonderful friends on Twitter, and would have missed out if I'd allowed my initial fear to keep me from engaging.
The following is a fun and friendly Q and A to help you politely stroll through baby shower season unscathed.
If you are sensitive to noise and find it unsettling, employ your ear buds or headset to stream your favorite music. Though you are still in a shared space, music will offer a quiet retreat.
When your colleague does a great job on an important project, compliment them on their success. If your competitor got the job over you, send a note of congratulations. Drop your guard, put down your competitive armor, and give yourself permission to revel in someone else's success. Make your words strong and reliable.
4) The Perpetual Borrower. Staplers, phone chargers, publications, reports, loose change for the meter -- it's always something.
Some of these local customs may strike outsiders as downright weird. But learning a bit of cultural etiquette, important phrases, and the absolute no-no's of any country you visit can save you not only embarrassment but also time and money!
The way you handle gratuity in front of a client can make a lasting impression. Here are a few situations where all eyes are on you.
Ask yourself, are you a good person, prone to acts of charity and forgiveness? If so this will help you in the trying times ahead. Should you not currently know who you are, focus instead on who you would like to be and cling to that.
When an evaluation is delivered with thought and professionalism, it can turn an uncomfortable conversation into one that generates positive results and genuine respect.