Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Holiday Parties

Most of the on-line tips deal with office parties, but many of the same standards can be applied to any festivity. I would only add that if you see someone sitting alone at a party, it is a kind gesture to go over and chat with them. Some excellent advice HERE:
• Limit drink intake: Drinking too much is a recipe for disaster; you won’t erase the bad impression from others’ minds afterwards.

• Talk with a variety of people: Sticking with the familiar (your own department, peers or spouse) limits you.

• Keep one hand free: If you’ve got a plate of food in one hand and a drink in the other, you won’t be able to shake hands or mingle with the crowd easily.

• Be cheerful: Keep a smile on your face, approach people you don’t know well, and be friendly and cordial.

• Keep complaints to yourself: You never know who’s behind you in the buffet line or at the next table who might overhear your negative comments.


And more HERE.

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2 comments:

alaughland said...

Thanks for the tips....I think I will just keep a drink in one hand and forego the plate. (just kidding)

elena maria vidal said...

Ah, yes, I've done that before....