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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

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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 …

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High Tea Etiquette

In Dining Etiquette, Gallery, Social Etiquette by treska roden

High Tea Etiquette is so important if you are going to enjoy one of life’s little luxuries.  Recently I was invited to give two presentations at the Tea Festival in Orange.  I was delighted to have been invited and prepared the presentations and my daughter prepared a beautiful hand out to give to all the participants. Getting There My neighbour …

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Dining on the Moon

In Dining Etiquette by treska roden

Dining on the moon and in spacecraft come with their own challenges. Their is no gravity so people and objects float up in the air. Astronauts live and work with no gravity in space and on spacecraft. When the astronauts are dining on the moon and in spacedcraft, their meals are arranged on unique food trays that are made with …

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Shopping

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One of my favourite loves is shopping – not supermarket shopping but shopping for clothes, shoes, make up and household rnic naks.  I particularly love shopping in places I have never been to before.  I also love shopping from stalls in far away places. My favourite pastime when I arrive in a new city is to check out the shops.  …

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8 Unforgettably Bad Handshakes

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Here are 8 unforgettably bad handshakes. Ask anyone if they’ve ever had a bad handshake and you’ll most likely get a laugh and a vivid description. It’s surprising how long we remember a bad one. Yet since we shake hands so many times in the normal business week, why do so many people shake hands badly? According to a poll …

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Dining Etiquette with Overseas Students

In Dining Etiquette, Social Etiquette by treska roden

Dining etiquette with overseas students at the Novotel Darling Harbour. There was a group of 25 students ranging in ages from 18 – 24. They were so enthusiastic to learn all the nuances of western table manners. It was a joy to teach them. By the end of the class they were all eating perfectly with knives and forks, elbows …