Decorum at it's highest level was on full display this week. Once again the world got to see pomp, poise and protocol as we watched and listened to the Impeachment Hearings. I have to admit, I am attracted to it all. From the stoic faces, to the perfectly timed quick wit, to the wardrobe choices of those in front of the camera.
Remember "him" this holiday season as you plan your unique, fun look to entertain your guests. Bring masculinity into a space often reserved for its opposite. Natural stone, metal, wood and fiber come together to create a polished, rustic table setting for those who love the outdoors.
DIY: UPSCALE THANKSGIVING DINING
Clean lines, luxurious fabrics and a touch of bling set the stage for this upscale holiday scape. Break out your fine china and share the experience with friends and family as you give thanks this season.
Fine table linen is the backdrop for this upscale place setting. The over-sized dinner plates and salad plates are coupled with bronze, intricate lace patterned decorative plate to add a touch of texture. A liquid satin dinner napkin gives a hint of softness and luxe to your table. Imagine dabbing your lips with pure silk. Each satin napkin is complimented with a sparkly floral emblem, secured with a brown satin ribbon.
You're invited to join me tomorrow, at noon, as I partner with aha! Process to present "Make A Power Move". This webinar will focus on practicing corporate decorum while entertaining guests. Learn some of the hidden rules of entertaining at the corporate level that could make or break your next big deal. This webinar will be interactive and packed with user-friendly details every leader and emerging leader should know.
Fish don’t fry in the kitchen…Beans don’t burn on the grill…Took a whole lotta tryin’….Just to get up that hill …Now we’re up in the big league….Getting our turn at bat.
George and Louise Jefferson definitely got their turn at bat. The world watched and laughed as their middle-class values and rules didn’t fit in with the upper class they worked so hard to move into. In a way, George and Ouisie were more than prepared. They had a great work ethic. They made good decisions and they knew where they wanted to go. But with all of that preparation and planning, George was not ready for the “east side”.
A friend invited me to Wine on Wednesdays at the Columbia Club downtown. Upon arriving, I was presented a flute of champagne. The host introduced the champagne and I walked into the room. As I raised the flute to sip the champagne, I could smell ginger immediately. And sure enough, I could taste it.
As I meet with representatives from large and small corporations, I hear a recurring theme when workplace etiquette is discussed. Please talk about cell phone use! OMG, cell phones are driving us crazy. Some of our employees are glued to their cell phones.
It never fails. From overhearing inappropriate conversations to daily misuse, the cell phone is reeking havoc. Maybe it's not the cell phone but the people using the cell phone. Technology has consumed our society in lightning speed. So fast that very few parameters have been put in place to manage it. For those who don't possess a certain savoir faire, their actions come across as rude, inconsiderate and declasse'.
Terry Brooks-Allen is one of central Indiana's top ten leading Etiquette Specialists and Image Consultants, coaching and training
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