10 Business Relationship Tips

Liz’s 10 Etiquette Tips to Build Stronger Relationships

Posted by Liz Taylor Sep 02, 2016

#10) RSVP as quickly as possible.

#9) Say thank you twice: Once at the end of your meeting and twice over a hand written thank you note.

#8) Know that your actions outside of work affect you and your company.

#7) Don't let your cell phone control you. Leave it on silent and check text and voice messages in private.

#6) Let a caller know if they are on speakerphone.

#5) Bring a hostess gift if you are attending a person's home for dinner—a bottle of wine, bouquet of flowers or gourmet chocolates are excellent options.

#4) Don't be late. Ever.

#3) When networking, keep your right hand free for handshaking.

#2) Don't forget to use the classics: “please,” “thank you” and “you're welcome.” Sincere eye contact and a genuine smile help too.

#1) If you make a commitment, stick to it.

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“How refreshing and timely. From the texting generation to the baby boomers—the art of etiquette is sadly disappearing. Whether you just need a touch-up or a full immersion, Liz, is the person to teach you the skills to appear confident, elegant and professional in any business situation. Her energetic and engaging style will make this one of the most enjoyable seminars you have ever taken! Liz is awesome!”

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