3 Common Etiquette Faux Pas and How You Can Help Others
Flashback…too many years ago to reveal!
I was in the height of my career with Levi Strauss & Co. A major client was in San Francisco from Dallas to review next season’s release of jeans in every color and finish imaginable.
Of course, after the presentations, as a team we would attend a lavish dinner at the latest chic and hip restaurant.
We were starving, as the day was long looking at every style of denim possible.
The table was preset. The bread basket rolled around the table. We all were drooling and wouldn’t you know it…. someone used the wrong bread plate! This was an embarrassing moment.
To this day I am not sure who it was…but I will tell you this…I wondered if it was me. I had just received a promotion. I was duly aware that I was being “watched”. All my “i’s” were dotted and “t’s” crossed. I was watching my every move.
It stayed on my mind throughout the week.
Let’s help others avoid these embarrassing moments.
3 Most Common Etiquette Faux Pas
If you are like me, you are passionate about helping others.
When you are interested in teaching manners, you must keep in mind the value that you add to the lives of both children and adults.
You have the exact skill that all of us need.
When you use good manners life get easier. It puts others at ease.
You become self-aware and certainly more confident.
Where is my bread plate?
Have you ever been to a networking event during lunch? It never fails. Someone whispers, “where is my bread plate”.
I am going to tell you and you will never forget. The bread plate is on the left. How can you remember? Think of a BMW. Bread Meal Water
I promise you will never forget.
How to Hold a Fork
This one takes the cake! If you are eating American Style, the fork is held in your most dominant hand, like a pencil. Not a shovel
If you are eating European Style, the fork is held tines down in your mouth.
You must stand for an introduction. This is a sign of self-respect and respect for the other person.
Fast forward a few years…because this situation never left my mind, I have taught thousands of children and adults in corporate America social skills.
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