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A True Gentleman

In featured, 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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Channel 7 Sunrise

In Finishing Touch 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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Making a Great Impression

In featured, featured, featured, featured, featured, featured, 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 …

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In Workplace Etiquette by treska roden

Using perfume is one of life’s small pleasures.  However, there are certain times when you should not be dabbing some on behind your ears and on your wrists. Many people are allergic to the smell of perfumes and colognes.  Also there are times when people are allergic to them. Listed below are times when it is inappropriate to use perfume: 1.On public …

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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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8 Etiquette Rules for the Office

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

 Here are 8 etiquette rules for the office. Follow these and you will have a much happier experience at work. 1. Be on time for meetings. If you are not on time it says that your time is more important than everyone else’s. You also either keep the other people waiting or you miss part of the meeting. 2. Keep your …

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In by treska roden

Winter time etiquette is upon us again and colds and flu are everywhere.  It can be very hard to avoid people who have the flu particularly if they insist on going to work or mix in society instead of staying at home in bed.  Here are a few helpful hints on what to do. How can I stop a co-worker from spreading …