14 hours ago
Have you been invited for lunch or dinner at a private residence?
Be aware that the host or hostess may have a seating plan, the formal term is place`a table.
Allow your host or hostess to tell you where to seat if place cards are not provided.
Traditionally, in the case of a male and female host, they would sit at either end of the table, the most important female guest would sit on the host's right and the most important male guest would sit to the right of the hostess. Men and women should be alternated where possible and couples should not be seated together except for engaged couples. Some hosts prefer to sit opposite each other in the middle of the table.
As a guest, avoid asking for the seating plan to be rearranged, a good host or hostess would have put a lot of thought in the seating arrangement to ensure the comfort of all guests.
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3 days ago
Have you ever scheduled an appointment with someone then had to wait for almost 2 hours before the person shows up? Argh! Very annoying right?.. ...Yes, it is!
No one likes to be kept waiting and it's not good to be known as a perpetual latecomer. Regardless of the appointment or meeting, please ensure you always keep to time, not just to make a good impression but also to show respect. If you find yourself running late, which sometimes happens and is understandable, ensure you keep the other person or parties informed.
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4 days ago
"It’s been the most challenging year in the history of the NHS and staff from across the health service have pulled out the stops like never before to deliver extraordinary care. From the domestic workers on the COVID-19 wards who have worked tirelessly to keep hospitals clean, to medical students heading the call for 111 call handlers and IT professionals working around the clock to keep services running, the NHS has mobilised to tackle this once in a lifetime global pandemic ."
Sir Simon Steven's, Chief Executive, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
"On 5 July 2020, it will be 72 years since the NHS and social care system was established.
2020 has been the most challenging year in NHS history. This year, the birthday is an opportunity to recognise, reflect and remember. To recognise the skills, commitment, achievements, compassion and diversity of all our 1.9 million people, across more than 350 different professions.
Over the last few months staff have worked around the clock to tackle coronavirus – caring for the 100,000 patients with COVID-19 who needed specialist hospital treatment and treating countless others besides, redesigning services and creating backup Nightingale hospitals.
None of this would have been possible without the help and support of countless individuals and organisations around the country.
Everyone across the NHS is hugely grateful to the thousands of former doctors, nurses and other health service staff who came out of retirement to battle coronavirus, the fellow key workers – from bus drivers and refuse collectors to social care staff and teachers – who kept the country running and, of course, all those who stopped the spread of the virus by following the expert advice and staying home to save lives.
Everyone has had a part to play and, in the most difficult days, frontline workers were sustained by the support of the public."
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6 days ago
It is best practice for a lady to never empty out the content of her bag in public, especially when dining in a restaurant or in the company of others.
If you ever feel that you need to brush your hair or touch up your make-up, avoid doing it in public. There is a time and place for everything, it's in good form to primp in private.
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Ever thought of how to make a good first impression? Polished Manners offer group and private etiquette training in business and social etiquette.
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Happy Canada day to my family, friends and all Canadians.
Wishing you a day and month filled with celebration and wonderful memories.
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"Making eye contact with Children is not only an effective communication strategy, but it also helps to boost their confidence. It is essential to keep practicing making eye contact with Children when speaking to them."
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Most people apply make-up to enhance their look. Make-up correctly applied can boost confidence and help us look our best.
Do think it's appropriate to apply make-up in public? Or should it be applied in private?
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"When you've been inadvertently rude, made a mistake, blundered, created an accident, or said the wrong thing, apologise immediately!
The longer you wait to express your regrets, the less effective your gestures are."
We all make mistakes, especially adults, the magic word I'm sorry applies to us too, it shows courtesy and sets a good example to Children and you people around us.
As a new week begins, please be mindful of how you communicate with and treat others, if you get things wrong, apologise genuinely, no one is perfect.
Remember, the golden rule is to "Treat others as you want to be treated."
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