One of the biggest mistakes that is made socially can be misreading the difference between leisure and pleasure. Any function related to work is not leisure, however it can be pleasure. Observing these customs and behaviours will ensure your work social events are a source of pleasure for all involved.
Work dinners are tricky to navigate. The first consideration is who will be there and what is the purpose of the dinner. This will guide you as to the dress code and the types of conversations to prepare for, so you are seen and heard for all the right reasons.
Do you marvel at those people who just always have something to say that’s insightful and precise and makes you feel really understood and heard? This is the art of small talk. With practice, you too can master the art.
Remembering and then appreciating life’s milestones is a fundamental sign of respect towards those we interact with throughout our business life. Here are some tips on the best ways to acknowledge births, deaths and marriages.
How do you introduce people in a business context? Whether it is at the Christmas party, a pitch for new business or an industry networking event, there are protocols that apply to making introductions.