A lot of people are lacking of basic social etiquette.
Have you ever met someone and immediately felt this stranger acted rude to you? Or you felt a cold welcome from him or her?
We all know Humans are social beings and it’s important we nurture our relationships with others and how we relate with them in public or private. Social etiquette refers to the behavior you resort to in social interaction with family, friends, coworkers, or strangers.
Social etiquette influences how others see and treat you. It can help you create a lasting impression establishing trust and reliance. It also helps you create fruitful opportunities.
Types of Social Etiquette.
- When talking to someone, use your full name when introducing yourself and in greeting the other person, you can say hello or nice to meet you.
- Always pay attention to people. Never interrupt anyone mid-sentence and learn to listen respectfully.
- Pay attention to your body language, so you Don’t come off as rude or unprofessional. A confident attitude can make a huge difference and a first impression matters a lot.
Social Media Etiquette
This extends to social media and online communication, here are some social media etiquette.
- If you wish to connect with someone, message them and start your purpose. If your connection was declined, let them be, do not harass or stalk them.
- Avoid posting insensitive content on your social media handle. They say nothing ever dies on the internet so be careful.
- Always seek consent before tagging someone in a post, not everyone is comfortable with that.
Remote work has become a new normal for most of us and virtual meetings have become a daily work routine.
- Dress properly, wear the appropriate clothes even when you are home, the webcam can be turned on at any time, you need to look presentable.
- Mute your microphone when you are not speaking so you do not disturb or distract others.
- Try to stay present and active during meetings, participate in discussions and show respect to your colleagues by listening.
Extra Social Etiquettes are:
- Remembering people’s names and deliberately making them feel good.
- Saying ‘sorry’ or `excuse me’ immediately after sneezing.
- Using thank you or sorry when the need arises.
- Always say excuse me while navigating through a crowd.
- Holding the door for someone standing in front of or behind you.
It’s a new week, spread love by being social and using the right etiquette.