What Is Etiquette?
Etiquette, the complex network of rules that govern good behavior and our social and business interactions, is always evolving and changing as society changes. It reflects our cultural norms, generally accepted ethical codes, and the rules of various groups we belong to.
It helps us show respect and consideration to others and makes others glad that we are with them. Without proper manners and etiquette, the customs of polite society would soon disappear and we would act more like animals and less like people. Aggressiveness and an "every man for himself" attitude would take the lead.
In earlier times, the rules of etiquette were used for two purposes: to remind people of their own status within society and to reinforce certain restrictions on individuals within that society.
In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, for instance, etiquette dictated everything from how low a person of inferior rank had to bow to a person of higher rank to how long a man had to spend courting a woman before the two could marry.
Even the way a person mourned was strictly outlined by rules of etiquette until as recently as the Civil War era in the United States. Widows then were expected to dress in "widow's weeds," or completely black clothing and veils, for a full year after the death of a husband.
These types of rules in earlier society were usually determined by the ruling classes because they served the purpose of making them more secure in their roles as the rulers of society. By far, the most strenuously enforced rules of etiquette were tied to how one showed respect for the king and his highest ranking officials, such as dukes and princes. It reinforced their authority.
It was pleasure to be called as mentor for Ms. & Mrs. Dazzling Queen. I conducted 3 sessions of 2 hours each at @the_urban_club premises for the contestants. Thank u @ceo_onestage @one_stage_ @thepratikshelar_official
The sessions comprised topics like 'How to communicate effectively on stage", with special emphasis on #voicemodulation , tone, pitch etc.. They were also trained on frequently asked contest questions and how to answer them effectively, along with guiding them improve their poise, posture and eye contact, walk on and off stage, among other topics. Subsequent sessions focused on #styling , #make -up, and #etiquette .
These sessions saw an extremely positive and enthusiastic response from the contestants. Here are a few pictures of my session.
And it’s the weekend! 🙌🏻 Having some friends over? Here are some tips to make your dinner party memorable:
1. Be on time and ensure everything is ready before your guests arrive.
2. Greet your guests at the door - this will make them feel welcome and at ease.
3. Offer your guests a drink - to make it easy present them with the options available.
4. Introduce your guests to one another so that they can mingle with ease whilst you welcome other guests.
5. Once everyone arrived circulate to ensure your guests are enjoying themselves.
В нашей семье становится традицией в этот день завтракать в Paul Esentai. Завтракая, я наблюдала за гостями заведения. Здесь было много людей, работающих в близлежащих офисах, они забегали за завтраком-с-собой, многие с ноутбуками, записными книжками, мужчины и женщины. Я обратила внимание, что женская половина, была либо в кроссовках и в обуви на венском каблуке, либо в туфлях на каблуке выше 10 см.
Может это было лишь сегодня и чистое совпадение, может закономерность, но мне стало интересно, а в какой обуви вы, милые дамы, чаще всего ходите в офис.
И как вы думаете есть ли правила ношения обуви на работу?
Photo credit to @prada
At the Australian School of Etiquette, we believe that if young adults are taught how to develop into independent, respectful and motivated adults they can only be successful.
Learn more about our upcoming workshop in Adelaide for young ladies and men aged 11-16 years: https://asoe.com.au/youngadultworkshops/ (Click link in bio)
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