2016 is a brand new year. A time to start fresh. Below are a list of Etiquette Resolutions bound to help you have a better year.
Resolve to respond as fast as humanly possible to invitations. Planning events can be a stressful occasion. Knowing who will attend is extremely helpful.
Resolve to meet no strangers Please introduce yourself and others. Including others always begins with an introduction. Always say your first and last name.
Resolve to show acknowledgement. Despite our germ phobia, handshakes remain the most acceptable form of greeting. Practice your handshake. A bad handshake is like garlic. It lingers. Handshakes set the stage.
Resolve to spend less time on your phone in public. Public cell phone conversations are rude.
Resolve to understand your place setting. Don't eat your neighbor's bread. Panic at the dining table should be avoided.
Resolve to show more gratitude this year. Write your thank you notes, promptly. Kindnesses should always be acknowledged.
Resolve to always be appropriate for the occasion. There are no second chances for a first impression.
Resolve to reciprocate. An important part of etiquette is to return graces. The beauty is that the return does not have to be equal in value. Regardless of the venue the goal is to share appreciation and gratitude with each other.