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Mingling with Ease (Part 2)

Relationship building starts from confident conversations, which ultimately is the stepping stone to cultivating rapport. During my trainings I always ask participants to answer as truthfully as they can whether they are completely comfortable walking into a room full of strangers during a formal networking gathering or a social event. To my surprise majority of the class have slight challenges when they have to exert themselves among strangers.

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Being stylish is it showing off?

Being stylish does not mean you have to break the bank to do so. Being stylish is wearing that thing that makes you look good. It should flatter your body shape and reflect your personality. Of course, you should also feel good in the clothes you wear not because you intend to show off but simply to acknowledge that you are on point with your grooming skills and you are consistent with how to coordinate you appearance with panache.

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Gifting Etiquette

How often do you buy a gift for someone? Whether it is for a birthday, wedding, valentine’s day you name it, not everyone is inclined towards buying a gift for someone. At times it could be because they are could not bothered, feel lazy about it, have no clue how to buy a gift or would rather just give money or nothing at all. In the past wedding ceremonies would set aside a segment where you could present your gift to the bride and groom.

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Raising Polite Children

They say our youths are indeed the future of tomorrow, our C- Suite Executives do not just come on a platter of gold they are groomed and nurtured to be successful individuals in life. They use every day experiences, mistakes, good and bad decisions to structure their lives. Sadly the act of politeness has actually taken a completely new turn in our society today. It just doesn’t come naturally to our children unless they come from a home with a strong foundation.

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Come Rain, Come Shine ‘Umbrella Etiquette’ (Part 1)

We have now officially entered the raining season after so much extraordinary heat. At the time the heat was so unbearable that we yearned for the rain; just to cool down the atmosphere and heat wave. Today the rain has come with a vengeance, so unpredictable at times causing havoc. One good thing about the rain for me though is seeing my beautiful orchid’s blossom as they receive the rain with love – this is my special hobby of collecting a rare species of flowers that thrive in only charcoal.

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My Fork or My Hand?

We all love the opportunity to dine out whether it is in a restaurant or at an event. It is so much fun eating in the right ambience, with the right people, in the right mood, this sets the tone for a great time out. There is always the opportunity to wine, dine and socialize given the numerous social events going on around us. This is the time where you will likely indulge yourself in eating all sorts of assorted dishes to playing it safe and eating only you are familiar with. As much as that sounds sensible, where is the fun and what experience would you have had if you are not adventurous enough to try something new? No matter the event many people tend to go for their favorite dish when asked, unless the dish looks somewhat attractive.

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‘The Charm of a Father’

Wishing all our wonderful fathers, Uncles, Brothers, Grandfathers and other fine gentlemen a happy Father’s Day today. This is for those I have never met, those I aspire to meet, those of you who have made me laugh, cry and reel with excitement. Not forgetting those who have inspired, encouraged, adviced, and prayed for or with me over the years.

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