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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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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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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 …

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The Importance of Manners

In Corporate Etiquette, featured, Social Etiquette by treska roden

The importance of manners cannot be overstated in today’s society? Several experts have written that etiquette went out of vogue many years ago. Some have said that saying “please” and “thank you” was not sincere and forced because of the overhanging threat of a back-hand from a parent. Others have said that men were demeaning women because by holding the …

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The Finishing Touch Course

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

The Finishing Touch Course has been established to help you maximise your job opportunities, polish your social skills, and find out how to enhance your personal and professional image. The job market and the social scene are competitive arenas these days. Why not give yourself the best chance to succeed by brushing up on your image and your social skills? …

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The Importance of Presence

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

The importance of presence cannot be overstated. You’ve met people with it. They walk into a room purposefully and confidently and they command attention. When they speak, people hang onto their words and take their ideas seriously. It may seem like these talented people were born with charisma. But here’s the truth: Presence is a skill that can be taught and …

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THE HISTORY OF WEDDING GOWNS

In featured, Image, Social Etiquette by treska roden

The history of wedding gowns throughout the world is so interesting. White wedding dresses started when Queen Victoria married 175 years ago.  Not to represent purity but because she liked the colour white. Featured cover – Jacqueline Kennedy wearing the wedding dress Lowe designed after her marriage to John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953. The history of weddings gowns …