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Silver Linings of Lockdown

In featured, news, Social Etiquette by treska roden

Silver linings of lockdown during this time of unimaginable pain and suffering are there is you look for them.  Most of us are not emergency workers so there is time for new activities, hobbies and thoughts. The COVID-19 has really brought to the fore what is really important in life and what is just trivial.  Our medical experts and teachers …

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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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Networking Skills

In Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette by treska roden

Networking Skills are very important so last week I gave a presentation to the Mosman Chamber of Commerce titled “Networking Skills”.  This is one of the subjects I teach in my Business Etiquette course. A lot of people find networking a scarry thing to do but it is so important to the success of business today. Therefore everyone should learn …

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The Teenage Etiquette Course

In Teenage Etiquette by treska roden

The teenage etiquette course for these school holidays was held this week  It was a first – all boys.  They were truly lovely to teach and were totally engaged in the subjects.  They were very quick to answers questions and give me examples from their life on the subject we were talking about. This is so important to me because …

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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 …

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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 …