Wednesday, 2 December 2015

“Being a male is a matter of birth, being a man is a matter of age, but being a gentleman is a matter of choice.” ― Unknown.

ˈɛtɪkɛt,ɛtɪˈkɛt/ noun the customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.

Etiquette enables the individuals to earn respect and appreciation inculcates a feeling of trust and loyalty. The way you interact with your superiors, parents, fellow workers, friends speak a lot about your personality and up- bringing.Etiquette encompasses the things people are expected to do and say, or to avoid doing and saying.

With  globalization and technology bringing us closer to unique cultures around the world, it is more important than ever to understand why business etiquette is important. Business etiquette provides a framework within which people can operate as they communicate and collaborate. Attention to etiquette is a sign of professionalism and respect for others, and it can make positive impressions while building trust among colleagues. 

Adhering to a well-understood code of etiquette, makes it easier for diverse individuals to work together, focusing their energies on the task at hand rather than trying to understand the cultural eccentricities of others.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Communication skills workshop for EMBA students of a local college.

Learn about History of Etiquette (in One Take) with this very entertaining video !

Etiquette and Manners - Whats the difference ? Watch the video to find out.

This beautiful little ad I found explains the difference between etiquette and manners. 

Isn't that a wonderful video ? So, what is the difference between Etiquette and manners ?

" We cannot always oblige. But we can speak obligingly" ~ Voltaire 

Etiquette is a code of social behavior within a social group. An example of correct etiquette is when you use different knives and forks for different types of food,  eating with our right hand if you are right handed. Etiquette includes dining, general, business, mobile phone, netiquette, travel, waiting rooms, standing in queues, even washrooms !  

Etiquette is protocol, a set of behaviour or rules you can memorize like a map, which will guide you safely through life.

Mannersare external behavior(especially polite behavior) in social interaction.
Manners are a way of doing something or the way in which a thing is done or happens. Manners are what you do in order to be polite, courteous. You say "PLEASE" and "THANK YOU" to show good manners.

You are not showing ETIQUETTE while doing this. 

If you are using the wrong spoon or knife you are not being BAD mannered. You are just not using the correct etiquette.

Manners are much more, since they are an expression from the heart on how to treat others whether you care about them or not.

Manners teach you how to value another’s self-esteem and to protect that person’s feelings. Etiquette consists of firm rules made by others who have come before, telling you to do this and do that on specific occasions.

Etiquette means acting with grace and efficiency, but your manners are yours, yours to use in making order out of chaos, making people feel comfortable, and giving pleasure to others.

#etiquette #manners #image management

Effective Communication skills -workshop for EMBA students at localcollege.

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Image management workshop with team members of multinational company.

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Image management workshop with team members of multinational company

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Most creative use of resources - with the winners ! Team activity for multinational corporation.

Team activity using limited resources, time and creativity with amazing results. With Abhilasha Jain.

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Team activity - working together and using resources effectively

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Team activity - using creativity and limited resources. The winners at work !

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Team activity - Using creativity and limited resources - workshop for multinational corporation

Team activity at workshop on image management for multinationalcorporation.

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