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Conversation Skills

In Corporate Etiquette, Meeting Etiquette, Social Etiquette, Social Etiquette, Social Etiquette by treska roden

Conversation skills with strangers was today’s topic on Afternoons with Josh Szeps on ABC702. It was so much fun. Josh decided to get two listeners who were strangers to each other to have a conversation.  I was to offer suggestions and make comments on how well they did. Finding Common Ground It went really well.  I commented that an important factor in …

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Old Fashioned Courtesies

In Social Etiquette by treska roden

Old fashioned courtesies was the topic of my last session with Josh Szeps on ABC702.  Topics such as a man holding a chair out for a lady when she sits down, opening a door for a lady and standing on the outside of the footpath when walking with a lady. The session attracted many phone calls and SMS’s.  Most people agreed that …

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Email Etiquette on ABC702

In featured, featured, featured, featured, featured, Meeting Etiquette, Technology Etiquette by treska roden

Email etiquette on ABC702 was today’s topic on their Afternoon programme. Email etiquette is an important topic because so many people use email many times every day. The main points that were discussed were the greeting and sign off, correct grammar and spelling, the use of “cc” and “bcc”, replying to an email within 24 hours, wasting time using the …

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Channel 10 Studio 10

In Dining Etiquette, Promotion by treska roden

I was honoured to be invited to appear on Channel 10’s Studio 10 programme to talk about modern day etiquette. They had asked me to cover 3 etiquette topics: table manners, shaking hands and the “do’s” and “dont’s” of mobile phones. I packed a large suitcase full of silver cutlery, china, crystal glasses, a tablecloth and serviettes for the table …

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Channel 7 Sunrise

In by treska roden

Finally, have the time to write about the past 2 weeks. As some may aware, a few students from my Finishing Touch course and I were on the Channel 7 Sunrise program. It was a great surprise when I found out Channel 7 was interested in our Finishing Touch course.  I was thrilled but at the same time realised there were so …

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In news by treska roden

After COVID etiquette is really important because many of us have been in isolation for two years and not mixing with a lot of other people. Below are a few suggestions of things to be aware of: Mobile Phones Be aware of the people around you when on your mobile.  We have had two years of being on our own …

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Eating Tricky Foods

In Blog, Corporate Etiquette, Corporate Etiquette, Corporate Etiquette, featured, Teenage Etiquette by treska roden

Eating tricky foods was this week’s topic when I was interviewed by Josh Szeps on ABC702. I went into the studio which I haven’t done before.  They were not allowing any visitors into the building during COVID but now they have opened up.  It was a great experience being in the studio where all the magic happens.  I felt very special and Josh’s …

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Courses are Resuming

In Finishing Touch, Uncategorised by gee

Lockdown is now over for those of us who are double vaccinated in NSW. I am really happy to say that all courses and private lessons are now available. The Finishing Touch 11 December 2021 Teenage Etiquette Boot Camp 18 January 2022 Table Manners 12 February 2022 If you would like to book for any of these courses, or would …

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Teaching Good Manners to Children

In Age Etiquette, Teenage Etiquette by treska roden

Teaching good manners to children in this lockdown is a great use of your time. It is never too early to start and this can set your children up for success later in life. Here are 7 essentials to teach your children: Say “please” and “thank you”. Your children must always say, “please” when asking for something and “thank you” …