Situational Tips

Table Setting Tips

Napkins can be folded in a variety of ways – from traditional to whimsical. Entire books are devoted to this subject! For etiquette purposes, napkins are placed either on top of the plate, left of the forks or underneath the forks. Napkins also can be placed inside the water goblets although this means goblets cannot be filled prior to guests being seated.

If you are using place cards, remember that the female guest of honor is seated to the right of the male host. The male guest of honor is seated to the right of the hostess.

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Prom and Dating Etiquette

An old Zimbabwe saying goes, “If you can walk you can dance.” Learn a few dance basics. Even if you can’t fast dance, you can easily slow dance by simply stepping side to side. Ask your date onto the dance floor. No one wants to sit at the table all night long.

Respect your date’s curfew and house rules. You may not get a second date if you don’t.

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Tips for Graduates

If your interview finds you dining at a business meal, refrain from ordering alcohol. Keep your mind sharp and clear to discuss the business at hand. You can always order a drink with your friends to celebrate – after you’ve landed the job.

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When dressing for interviews, remember that you are entering the business arena. No strappy shoes or revealing necklines for women; a pressed shirt and polished shoes for men. In the corporate world, you would be wise to dress on the conservative side for a favorable first impression.

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Business Etiquette Tips

When conducting a business meeting, begin and end as scheduled out of respect for your participants’ valuable time. Control your meeting, stick to the agenda, and thank participants for their contribution.

At a networking event, do not dismiss small talk as frivolous. Intelligent, topical small talk can ultimately lead to big talk.

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