Manners are one of the most underrated aspects of what can make someone successful. People make snap judgements about you based on how you greet them, where you look, what you say, how you stand, and a myriad of other things. Most of these things that people notice right away can be improved through your learning good manners.
Details about how and if you greet people walking by them on the street, where you sit at a table, when you start eating, if you can lean on your elbows, if you should raise your voice, if you should tuck your dress shirt in, if you should get the door for women, and so much more. On this episode, we’re digging into the nitty gritty and giving you lots of information on how to skyrocket your manners, and through them, your impact.
What is most important is that you take the advice in this episode to heart, and practice consistently at home. Some will tend to save their good manners and behavior for those times when they really need them, when they’re meeting with an important person. But if you take that tactic, your manners will come off as stiff and unnatural. If you make good manners a habit at home, you will seem like a natural, creating a good impression everywhere you go. So make a habit of implementing the advice in this episode everyday, with everyone you interact with, both at home and abroad.
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- Manners are one of the most underrated aspects of being successful
- People make very quick decisions about you based on your manners
- Manners are all about making other people’s lives easier and more enjoyable
- Manners travel quite well across cultures
- Etiquette is much more specific to the culture, and require a bit more research
- If you want to have good manners, it all starts at home with forming habits
- When you go somewhere, assume there will be a set place for you to sit, and ask. If there isn’t, just sit with who you came with
- As far as when to eat, follow other’s lead. Don’t jump in, but act after others
- If everyone is being served, a general rule is that if 3 out of 4 people have been served, it’s appropriate to start eating
- Elbows may be rested on the table, but not with any weight on them
- Don’t wear the same clothing all the time. If you’re going to be around people, make sure you switch it up, and make sure you always wash and clean your clothes
- Treat common areas as if they were your own home
- Don’t raise your voice. If you raise your voice, you’re probably wrong
- Don’t swear. Even if you think it’s adding emphasis, it’s often not perceived that way
- In business dining, understand that you’re still at the workspace. Don’t overdrink. Don’t get too personal with conversation.
Make it a habit, no matter who you are with, to behave with good manners. This will lead to you unconsciously having good manners in every area of your life.