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Knitted Pouches for Joeys

In bushfires, featured, Image by treska roden

Knitted pouches for joeys are needed because of all the orphaned or injured joeys from the bushfires.  So I got out my knitting needles and bought some colourful wool and started knitting. The image shows the three I have already knitted. I will be making lots more as I am sure as many as possible are needed.  I will stop …

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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 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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Channel 9 Today Extra

In Dining Etiquette, featured, Gallery, Social Etiquette by treska roden

Channel 9 Today Extra filmed a segment promoting International College of Etiquette.  A big thank you to Channel 9 for the wonderful four minute etiquette presentation.  It aired on Tuesday 23 July on Today Extra promoting our College of Etiquette.  We had so much fun. There was such a great response from the public, Ladies like to know how to …

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Dorm Etiquette for Students

In Social Etiquette by treska roden

Dorm etiquette for students is important in Australia with so many students now coming from Asian countries and India. The following dorm etiquette for students should help you navigate this sometimes tricky environment: Keep your part of the room neat, tidy and clean.  Your mum is not here to tidy up after you so you now have to do it …

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The School Etiquette Class

In Teenage Etiquette by treska roden

The School Etiquette Class I taught this week was to 130 Year 10 girls at Mount St Joseph. The main subject they wanted was Job Interview Skills. This topic covers all aspects of going for a job interview such as: Why get a part time job when still at school Types of jobs to look for Where to look How …

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Keeping Christmas Day on Track

In featured, Social Etiquette by treska roden

Keeping Christmas Day on track at a large family gathering can be difficult and has the potential to implode. Asking probing and hurtful questions can cause upset and are better left unsaid. In order to keep Christmas Day on track here are the most common issues relatives face during the holidays and how to deal with them.  Bringing up old …

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Christmas Work Parties

In Corporate Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette by treska roden

Christmas work parties start in November so now is a good time to think about the etiquette of these parties. They are a great time to relax with the co-workers you have been with all year and have some fun.  It is a great occasion to get dressed up in a lovely party frock instead of being in your conservative …

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Melbourne Cup Fashion

In featured, Finishing Touch, Image, Social Etiquette by treska roden

Melbourne Cup fashion is one of the most important aspects of the day.  Now is the time to be planning your outfit.  Whether you are going to Melbourne for all the race days or, like me, going to a local Melbourne Cup lunch, you need to plan what you are going to wear and the accessories you are going to …

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First Date Etiquette

In Uncategorised by treska roden

First Date Etiquette First date etiquette was one of the subjects “Sam Mac” asked me about during the Channel 7’s Sunrise programme this week. The other two topics were shaking hands and introducing people and conversation skills. I thought I would expand on First Date Etiquette in this blog. Good etiquette will give your date a chance to get to know …