Whether it be communication skills, meeting or greeting, showing others respect or leaving first impressions, proper social etiquette enables you to be comfortable and courteous even in unfamiliar or awkward situations.
The following recommendations will work for you.
• When it comes to basic of manners, there are certain practices or rules that are common and should be consistently practiced. How you react may vary depending on age group and gender, however there are certain behaviors that are consistent including greeting others with respect, smiling, giving others space, men being gentlemen and children being joyful but disciplined are the basic things that one can look forward to.
• The next thing that is very important is how you communicate with others. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your gender is, you’re going to communicate with everybody on a daily basis. Therefore, learn how to start a conversation with someone and keep the conversation useful and interesting. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re allowed to gossip. Also, learn other people’s name with whom you communicate. Similarly, learn how to be appropriate while communicating with people over digital platforms such as emails and social media. As far as phone is concerned, phone etiquette is a whole different subject.
• Phone manners are something that people don’t follow and don’t get the idea about it. It is decent to put aside your phone when somebody is talking to you in person, it just shows you’re involved in the conversation and respect the other person. Similarly, don’t holler on phone if you’re not able to other person on line. Instead, call back and talk politely. Moreover, put your phone on silent when you’re at social events such as dinner party or business meetings. Also, it is very rude to constantly text and ignore the person who is in front of you waiting for you to respond.
• When you interact with people in person, it is very important to exude confidence and respect to others. The most common mistake people do by displaying “confidence” is that they tend to get opinionated about everything they talk about and this comes off as a rude behavior. Being confident should be a blend of eye contact, hand shaking, decency and right selection of words to express you.
Social Etiquette isn’t just limited to just these standard practices, it is about embracing the most civil ways to present yourself among others. It is about being gracious, hospitable, friendly and cordial and doing everything that shows how decent you are. With good manners you can expect to remain a highly celebrated and loved person inside and outside your primary social circle and peers, which will also keep you confident, happy and content.