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posted Jun 27, 2016 in Etiquette & Manners / Dining / Dress & Image / by Joanne Blake / 0 comments

How to Look Smooth When Dining Out

Tips to hold your knife and fork
without looking awkward

Brought up in a barn?

Ever heard someone say “Were you born in a barn?” While it’s safe to say that very few of us were barn babies, that doesn’t mean that we were brought up with good table manners.

Handsome is, as handsome does

Nowadays the majority of people don’t know all the dining etiquette rules (and even fewer know the rules of business dining). Most people will not notice when you make a table manners faux pas.
BUT...

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posted Jun 19, 2016 in Etiquette & Manners / Dress & Image / by Joanne Blake / 0 comments

Tips For Giving Feedback

Should You Sugar-coat Feedback?

Tips and advice on giving feedback or criticismManagers and team leaders often shy away from giving feedback, especially when it comes to clothing or behaviour. They don’t want to jeopardize working relationships.

They may not feel skilled in giving constructive criticism. They also know that honest feedback, no matter how well-intentioned, often feels personal. So it’s becoming common practice to hire image consultants, etiquette experts, and performance coaches to address problems or situations that...

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