Heather Sprandel Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Development Center. Present Your Best Self!. Social Etiquette Basics. How do you have presence in a room of people? Wear clothes that make you look competent, successful and capable and have a finished appearance defined as:
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Making introductions is not complicated; rather, it is a logical process. You properly introduce a less experienced (subordinate) to a more important, senior person. For example:
Making an introduction
The key to making a proper introduction is explaining who people are:
A quality handshake feels:
When do you shake hands?
How do you make small talk that leaves a good impression?
Bring closure to your conversation before talking to the next person in the room. Statements to bring closure to your conversation might include:
Subjects to avoid:
Making Small Talk: What do you talk about?
The bottom line is this . . . a good conversationalist:
Basic Table Manners: Beginning
When should you seat yourself?
Posture -- "Elbows, elbows, if you're able -- keep your elbows off the table!"Proper posture at the table is very important.
Take note of the way you offer additional servings to your guests:
Holding a Utensil
What happens if stray food comes off your plate?
Seasoning your food
Toothpick or no toothpick?
The Bread Basket
Alcohol – To Drink or Not?
What if you are left-handed?
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