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Speaking Under a Mask

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Speaking under a mask is not easy. The following should help you remain friendly in this difficult situation. Eye contactEye contact is the basis of trust, releasing chemicals like oxytocin in the brain. If someone doesn’t look us in the eye our subconscious mind assumes that we can’t trust that person rather than that they may be nervous. SmileWhen you …

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Guide to Lockdown Etiquette

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The coronavirus lockdown has brought with it a slew of social rules that are frequently changing and difficult to navigate. WHEN OUTSIDE  Exercise (with) caution: Debrett’s stressed that it is your responsibility if you are running or cycling to ensure you leave others with enough space to pass you comfortably. Stock image Make way for others Confused about who has right of …

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Declining Invitations During Lockdown

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Declining invitations during lockdown as life begins to return to pre coronavirus days can be quite difficult.  There are still a lot of lockdown ruIes in place which should be observed. If you’ve been invited to something you know shouldn’t be happening, here’s how to say “no” politely. Pick up the phoneWilliam Hanson of The English Manner, suggested: “These things …

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Stay Safe While Shopping

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Stay safe while shopping has become the new catch phrase. The motto now is ‘get in and get out’ with as little contact as possible.So how to shop while avoiding people?  It’s not so easy if the aisles are narrow and the store is packed.  Here are a few tips to help out: Disinfect The Trolley. Bring your own wipes …

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How to Say “No”

In Blog, Corporate Etiquette, featured, Meeting Etiquette, Social Etiquette, Teenage Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette by treska roden

How to say “No” is not easy for most of us. There’s a misconception that good manners mean always saying yes and agreeing to favours. Also of being courteous and making ourselves available and amenable. But this is not right. In fact, the best way of showing respect, to ourselves as well as to others, is by setting clear and …

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Dorm Etiquette for Students

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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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Toilet Paper Frenzy

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Toilet paper frenzy seems to be the latest thing in Sydney. It is disappointing to see the frenetic rush of people buying up massive amounts of toilet paper. This is from fear that it will become scarce because of the coronavirus outbreak.  Authorities are suggesting we all stock up on 2 weeks’ supply of necessities such as toilet paper, medications, …

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Good Manners and COVID-19

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Good manners and COVID-19 are hard to say in the same sentence. However, it is important to use good manners even in these difficult times.  The 2 metres distance rule is now well known.  Below are a few other good manners to adopt during the COVID-19 pandemic. CommunicatingWhen you communicate, be respectful.  A lot of people are stressed so if …

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Knitted Pouches for Joeys

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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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Learn Etiquette by Skype

In Corporate Etiquette, Dining Etiquette, featured, Meeting Etiquette, Promotion, Social Etiquette, Technology Etiquette, Teenage Etiquette by treska roden

Learn etiquette by Skype while the coronavirus epidemic is with us. Why not up skill your knowledge of business and social etiquette by doing a course with us.  You can learn from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you. Choose exactly which subjects you would like to learn from the extensive list such as Dining …