Schmooze, Don't Lose: Small
talk leads to big talk. Focus Your Conversation on the Event: The season
is the reason. So, bring your O.A.R.
Observe -- The venue, food or entertainment "What wonderful ambience!
And, the food is fabulous."
Ask -- The host or a guest "Have have you special plans for this last
holiday season of the century?
Reveal -- Your ideas, thoughts, plans "My plans to be on the slopes for
the holidays didn't pan out." Act Like A Host: Be interested; pay attention.
Treat Spouses/Guests (yours and theirs) With Respect: Introduce them with
enthusiasm. Remember That Holiday Company Parties Are Still Business: Dress
and act appropriately.
- Don't Drink Excessively.
- Don't Assume Everyone
Celebrates Christmas. (And if you don't, be gracious about the error.)
- Don't Touch Inappropriately:
keep hands (and lips) to yourself; "hand"le with care and caution.
- Don't Have Your Party
Go Up In Smoke: Light up ... the party ... not your cigar or cigarette.
- Don't Kvetch, Whine,
Ridicule, Compete, Correct, Interrogate or Brag.
Based on Susan's book How
To Work A Room
I composed a rhyme for a
To wish you the joys of the season.
I want to send energy and much light
To ensure that your holidays be merry and bright.
RoAne, a bestselling author,
you may assume.
My "first born" book, How To Work a Room...
Much in demand for many a meeting
Because business begins with a smile and a greeting...
Of colleagues, clients,
cronies and strangers
In conventional settings which present NO dangers.
Because he (or she) who hesitates is truly lost
Shyness, so common, is a tempest to be tossed...
And it is! with humor, how-to
, and practical tips
Many true stories; a few Freudian slips.
The results: attendees no longer are vexed.
They'll always know what to say next!
May you celebrate the holidays
with much joy
Whether it's a "ho- ho -ho" or an "Oy- Oy -Oy".
So sip a cup of eggnog, hear the sleigh bells jingle.
May all your celebrations be ....a MERRY MINGLE.