Ten unique etiquette tips that will help you succeed in business.
Posted by Liz Taylor Feb 08, 2013
- Post a professional head shot photo on your LinkedIn profile. The image should be clear and a picture of only you (leave your significant other, friends and children out of the shot).
- When texting someone you don't know well, be sure to include your name in case you aren't in their contact list.
- Don’t hand someone a business card that is soiled, bent or has information crossed out. Metal or leather business card holders are a must have for everyone.
- When introducing a speaker, stay on the stage to shake his or her hand before sitting down.
- Show a sincere interest when conversing with someone. Spend more time listening then talking.
- Food is passed to the right.
- A used utensil never touches the table again.
- Do not write "Hey" as a salutation in a professional email and avoid using emoticons such as- :).
- Avoid using the informal term "You guys" with clients or other prospects you meet with.
- Keep your cell phone, briefcase or purse off the dining table.
“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!”
—Chuck Bokar, Principal, Design Resource Center
“Absolutely superb! Liz has an amazing knack for presenting her concepts in a thought-provoking and clear style. Her ideas and suggestions would enhance anyone's ability to bridge the gap between business and etiquette. She clearly has a deep understanding of not only the topic, but the thought processes that go into creating better interpersonal relationships out of socially awkward situations. I highly recommend her and her coursework...she will help your business!”
—Brad Guck, District Manager, Administaff
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—Betsy Hamlett, Director of Sales for Kenra, Ltd.