If Santa is making his list and checking it twice, I thought it might be a good idea to do the same. The list I have in mind is about holiday etiquette reminders. I’ll keep it brief and to the point since I suspect that you, like me, are short on time trying to get everything done. In the rush of the season, you don’t want to have an etiquette relapse.This is the perfect to time to impress your clients, colleagues, family and friends with your polish and good manners.
Holiday Cards: Did you get them out on time? Did you personally sign each one and hand write the address on the envelope?
The Office Party: Did you go? Did you remember to dress conservatively/ Did you make an effort to circulate and speak to everyone there?
Dining Etiquette: Did you wait for your host to begin eating before you did? Did you keep your napkin in your lap until the meal was over? Did you avoid talking about business?
Business entertaining: When you took your client out to dinner, did you make sure that the server knew to bring you the check when the meal was over? Did you give your guest the seat with the view?
Corporate gifts: Did you check to be sure your client could accept a gift? Did you come up with something more creative than a mug with your company logo?
Thank you notes: Did you write your thank you notes by hand or are you planning to as soon as you can after the holidays?
Did you remember to tip all those who ave provided service to you throughout the year?
There is still one week until Christmas so you have a few more days to impress.
This will be my last newsletter to you until after Christmas Day. I somehow assume that Christmas morning you will not run to your computer first thing to check your email. Look for my newsletter on Wednesday.
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