Always do this: 10 etiquette rules to become the perfect version of yourself
Knowing the rules of etiquette helps in navigating any situation and interacting with others. When a person maintains manners, it shows that he or she is decent and professional.
Behavior shapes our opinions and impressions of us. Therefore, The British School of Excellence has published rules on its website to help you become the perfect version of yourself.
Everyone should know the ten basic rules of etiquette.
Always greet people with a smile. If you don't know what to say, "Hi, how are you?" will suffice. When you see someone for the first time, it is important to introduce yourself, make eye contact and shake hands.
"Please" and "thank you"
You show gratitude and respect with these words. Always say "please" when you ask for something and "thank you" when you get help from others.
Good table manners
Don't put your elbows on the table, chew with your mouth closed, and use utensils properly. Wait until all the food has been served and then start eating.
Do not use foul language, especially in public places or around children. Always treat others with courtesy.
Respect the privacy of others. Don't stand too close to a person and always ask before touching someone.
Dress appropriately for the event or place, keeping in mind the dress code. If you are not sure how to dress, it is better to opt for discreet clothes.
Also, don't forget to look after your personal hygiene.
Being a good listener
Listen to what other people have to say and show interest in their opinions. Do not dominate the conversation and do not interrupt quickly. Be respectful of other people's opinions.
Put away your phone and other gadgets in the presence of others, especially during a conversation or meeting.
Be a good conversationalist
Avoid using slang or jargon that may not be familiar to the other person. Use nonverbal communication carefully because it can reveal a lot about your intentions and emotions..
Respect other people's time. Be punctual on dates and meetings. If you are late, warn the person in advance.