Why would need to know the etiquette of a modern person? Our lives are fast, we eat on the go, stay in pajamas all day long, and drink paper cups of tea and coffee. But sometimes slowing down, dining in a fancy restaurant, and making a good impression is really useful and beneficial. It’s never out of style to be respectful and look good.
It is very important to have a proper greeting. The first impression is based on this, which is why it is useful to be equipped with a few rules:
- you should quickly shake somebody’s hand without holding it for too long or pulling it towards you. You have to respect the personal space of your companion. It is considered tacky to pat somebody on the shoulder (even if you know the person well).
- A man can bow slightly to greet a woman.
- It’s a must for punctuality. On-time, or a little earlier, you should come to meetings. Call your partner and apologize if you’re going to be late.
- More often than not, people praise. Your companion will be pleased, and you will be able to show your observational power, your ability to see details, and your sincere interest in your companion.
3. Men and women
- Common courtesy rules say there should always be a mediator to meet someone. A mutual acquaintance, for example, who may be asked to introduce some people to each other.
- A man is never supposed to hold a woman’s purse. Even if he would just like to help. A man can only carry the coat of a woman to the cloakroom.
The right clothes will build confidence and allow others to get a good impression. It doesn’t mean buying expensive clothes. For example, having perfectly clean shoes and a well-fitting jacket is very important for a man.
- Don’t buy the wrong shoulder-length clothes. All parts of a suit should be the same style and the right size for you.
- A jacket sleeve should cover your wrist, but the lower joint of your thumb should not be covered.
The lower button of the jacket should be unbuttoned according to the etiquette rules. You need to find a jacket that fits your body type: choose a slim-fit jacket if you want to highlight your figure.
- Select a double-breasted jacket if you want to look more impressive.
Finding suitable clothes for a woman’s fashion is also very critical. As a rule, wearing a dark skirt or pants and a light top (jacket, blouse) is recommended for a female. The mix highlights their character and looks elegant and humble.
- When wearing jewelry, modesty is also necessary. A lot of jewelry in various styles reveals the poor taste of its maker.
5. At the table
If you’re invited to a table and there are some people you don’t know about, don’t talk to them before they introduce you to each other, it’s not polite.
You should also pay attention to your face. It’s better to keep them on your lap, don’t put them on the table. Putting your phone on the table means you don’t want to chat.