Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nina Campbell ~ A Fresh Take On Things

Certainly I would love this room. It is not only purple...I think she borrowed my doggie!

Such a refreshing space.

A personal corner in a large room.

These photograph are from a 2009 issue of Veranda.

Embracing Etiquette with Teresa continued... see introduction post (1-29-10.)

When You Are Being Introduced…

If someone gets your name wrong, overlook it. Try to speak clearly when you introduce yourself. Listen closely to the names of those being introduced to you. If you don’t understand what they said their name is, politely ask.

Respond gracefully when being introduced. (How do you do, Hayden?” as a formal response and “Hello” or “I’m very glad to meet you, Erin” in casual and formal settings sound I little less stilted. Using a warm response, with a sincere tone which includes the person’s name is appropriate.

Use the names that are used to introduce someone. If someone is introduced as “Angela”, don’t call them “Ang”. No “sport, buddy, pal, sweetie, honey”, etc. Never ask the origin of a person’s name until you know them well.

If someone calls you by the wrong name, graciously correct them at that moment with a smile. If that person continues to introduce you by the wrong name, take the person aside and tell them which name you go by.

Always listen for conversational cues. This may be something that the person introducing you may think you have in common or something that may be of interest. If the person introducing you doesn’t start a conversation, you start one.

Wait until everyone has been introduced before you start a conversation. Interrupting someone while they are introducing guest is rude and avoidable if you are paying attention to the introductions.

Tomorrow ~ When Someone Forgets to Introduce You.

See you soon,

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