Although we still have plenty of new & fresh ideas for the ole’ blog, thought we’d take the long-weekend as an opportunity to showcase our most well-read and linked-to entry of all time. Consider it the first inductee into our under-construction “Posts-Of-Fame” building.
In our opinion, well-groomed gents have just gotta’…
> Say “thanks” when someone holds the door.
> Let people off the elevator before rushing on.
> When calling someone with whom there is no set phone appointment, ask “do you have a minute?” before jumping into that rant/talk.
> Listen and make sure that person says “yes, I have a minute” before launching into that rant/talk.
> Provide a firm handshake always. Not “break his wrist” firm, but no dead fish.
> If asking someone “how are you?” — being prepared and ready to listen with actual attention.
> Be pleasant and polite to service staff no matter the venue. Issues can be addressed, but there are ways to do it with dignity and without demeaning someone.
> Wear a bow tie once in awhile.
> Write handwritten notes and send them through the mail (of course, to someone they know or are trying to get to know).
> Make sure to “take it” as good as you “dish it out.”
> Tell the truth — that way nothing really has to be remembered.
> Take off that blue tooth head seat if it’s not in use.
> Un-clip any mobile technology strapped to belts.
> Know when others are sick of reading your list…. (we’re done)