June 10, 2021
If you’re planning on socializing in high society, you probably want to improve your social and dining etiquette so that you act accordingly. I believe having manners and practicing good etiquette is something everyone should adopt, regardless of class and status. Some things are just common courtesy.
Going to elegant places will require some extra thought and preparation. Remember the movie “Pretty Woman” and how she had to learn it the hard way? I’m sure you don’t want to experience the same and instead want to be perceived as a classy, elegant woman. Attracting the right kind of attention is important after all, but how do you conduct yourself as a sophisticated lady?
Work on your posture! Imitate how the elegant ladies in the 1950’s carried themselves. Sit with your back straight and walk gracefully. I’ve had men compliment my posture many times. They actually pay more attention to it than we think!
Nobody wants to listen to swearing or slang, especially if someone is almost shouting when trying to speak. It’s annoying and extremely rude.
Be grateful and thank people as often as you can. This includes staff too. Never be arrogant and always appreciate what they’re doing for you. A “thank you” with a genuine smile can mean so much to someone and it doesn’t require much effort either.
Being arrogant, rude and looking bored is a sign of bad manners. Even when you’re stuck with someone who is boring you to bits, it’s not polite to show your boredom. Excuse yourself with a smile and end the meeting, but never throw a drink in someone’s face. How would you feel if that was done to you?
Only talking about yourself and not including anyone else in the conversation is very rude. Be interested in other people by asking questions. You can share your stories every once in a while, but just not all the time.
One of the most disrespectful things you can do is not valuing other people’s time by being late. It is very rude. Once in a while is understandable, as they are circumstances that can delay us, but making it a habit is not cool. Learn time management!
If you’re a guest and have been invited to someone’s house, you should always bring a gift even on a casual gathering. Maybe a bottle of wine or a dessert?
This is how an elegant lady behaves at the dinner table:
Are you interested in becoming a master of etiquette & charm? In our finishing school we teach you all this and more. Contact for more information.