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.



Anonymous 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....