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Dinosaur Hands

In Blog, Confidence, featured, Social Etiquette, Social Etiquette, Social Etiquette, Social Etiquette by system review

Dinosaur hands are not very attractive when we eat. ‘Please don’t be a sloucher.’ That’s a request from etiquette expert William Hanson. ‘We don’t sit with our back touching the back of the chair when we eat,’ he declares.‘It forces us to have “dinosaur hands” when using a knife and fork and that’s not very elegant.’ The solution?‘Instead,’ says William, ‘sit …

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Easter Etiquette

In Image by system review

Easter etiquette is important to remember. It is a fun time and usually the weather is perfect. So enjoy yourself but here are a few pointers to remember: 1. Easter gifts: When visiting friends and family, always take a gift over the Easter weekend, but it doesn’t need to be a chocolate egg.  Flowers, a pot plant or something you have made …

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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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Channel 10 Studio 10

In 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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The Princess Mary Effect

In Confidence, Dining Etiquette, featured, featured, featured, featured, featured, featured, Style, Uncategorised by treska roden

The Princess Mary effect is reaching fever pitch as she is about to become the Queen of Denmark When Mary Donaldson of Australia starting dating the Crown Prince of Denmark she took lessons in deportment, grooming, manners, style and confidence. You too can take a lesson in these subjects at The Finishing Touch. I won’t guarantee you will become a …

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Workplace Christmas Party Etiquette

In Workplace Etiquette by treska roden

Workplace Christmas party etiquette is just as important as the etiquette of any other party – if not more so. Work Christmas Party Here is a short list of workplace Christmas party etiquette:1.Remember to RSVP the invitation2.Turn up if you have accepted the invitation3.Don’t bring a partner unless the invitation states “with partner”.  4.Don’t drink too much alcohol 5.Don’t dress in …

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A True Gentleman

In Corporate Etiquette, Corporate Etiquette, Corporate Etiquette, Corporate Etiquette, Corporate Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette by treska roden

1. Opens Doors A true gentleman holds the door for others to go in. He definitely opens the door for women and lets them go through first. 2. On Time A true gentleman shows up when he says he is going to show up and doesn’t leave others waiting. It is rude to show up late and waste other people’s …

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Making a Great Impression

In Finishing Touch, Meeting Etiquette, Meeting Etiquette, Social Etiquette by treska roden

Making a great impression involves a split-second assessment of the other person. Things such as appearance, voice, handshake, eye contact, deportment, body language and facial expressions go to make up our impression. But you can be sure that, just as you make hundreds of these judgements every day, so you yourself are being assessed and judged. So ensure that you …