WHY SOCIAL READINESS and ETIQUETTE
Etiquette helps to develop confidence. It is about personal empowerment and career advancement.
Etiquette is not about being old school; it is about respect. There is always room for your own flavor and cultural interpretation/representation after knowing the foundation rules. Etiquette should not be based on racial and ethnic stereotypes, but more about understanding the proper way to interact with members of various cultures.
If you don’t know the rules of dining, you stand the chance of looking inexperienced and awkward at events and formal dinners.
Unless you are an international music icon, renowned actor, or sports personality, if you dress inappropriately for an event, interview or business meeting, chances are you will not be viewed as an avant-garde trendsetter. You will stand out for all of the wrong reasons.
Business etiquette shows professionalism, conveys experience, success and reflects that you can fit into corporate culture.
Maybe you did not grow up learning certain etiquette rules. Don’t fear; it’s never too late to learn. Shances can be your self-help guide to personal improvement. After you learn, pass the information along -- show a family member, share a video with a friend, tweet, tumble, post a link or book a private class for your group.
Many think that "etiquette" is just another exclusionary tool to bully, dominate and maintain hierarchy? Why, yes, it can be. Which is why it is critically important to learn to speak the language of etiquette so that power can ultimately be infiltrated and dispersed more evenly throughout society.
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