When you see someone you know approaching, do you say “hello” first? Or do you wait for him/her to initiate the salutation? If you walk into a busy store and spot someone you knew in high school, do you pretend not to see them? Or do you act surprised when they greet you? If you said yes to either of these statements then I challenge you to consider breaking out of that comfort zone. Start saying “hello” first. Here’s why: Confidence Even if you do not feel confident, being the first to say
I’ve been working for many (many, many) years towards getting a business off the ground. The vision began with a joke between a friend of mine and myself. We were both career counsellors at an employment agency and were commenting on the need for some of our clients to understand the importance of their attitude, wardrobe, manners and behaviour choices. We thought it would be funny to have our own etiquette business to teach these necessary but absent skills. After some time and several clients later, I began to
Whether we like it or not, agree with it or not, judgments will be made about us. If we do not take into consideration how we look or act, these judgments may not be in our favour. Furthermore, these assumptions may not only be made about us but could be made about our positions, our departments and/or the organizations we work for. Therefore, it is very important to put thoughtful consideration into our appearance and behaviour.