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OBJECTIVES Describe and discuss the importance of professional behavior in your career State the impact dress can have on others’ perception of you Demonstrate.

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2 OBJECTIVES Describe and discuss the importance of professional behavior in your career State the impact dress can have on others’ perception of you Demonstrate a professional and correct introduction and handshake Demonstrate appropriate professional behavior in business dining situations Recognize and apply the appropriate use of technology in business/social situations Utilize professional etiquette in appropriate business situations

3 EXECUTIVE PRESENCE Executive presence: having the attitude of an executive This shows you have knowledge about basic workplace behavior Be prepared for the social experiences you will face in the workplace

Appearance: how you look The majority of first impressions are made through your visual appearance Appearance has an impact on how you perform at work Think of your appearance as a frame; it is there only to highlight the picture

Dress code: a policy that addresses issues such as required attire, uniforms, and hairstyle Work wardrobe: clothes primarily worn only to work and work-related functions Simple, solid skirts for women Dark slacks and a matching jacket for men Develop a style that conforms to both company policy and your taste

6 TIPS FROM HEAD TO TOE Shower daily and use deodorant
Use lotions, cologne, or perfume sparingly Clothes should be clean and ironed, and they should fit properly Hair should be clean, well kept, and a natural color It is not acceptable to wear suggestive clothing Hands and nails should be well-groomed Jewelry should be kept to a minimum Shoes should be in good condition

7 TALK IT OUT Your friend is invited to deliver a speech at the meeting with SaigonTech and HCC’s staff. Give your friend some tips (from head to toe) to have appropriate appearance.

Body piercings and body rings/jewelry may be offensive to some individuals It is difficult to hide a tattoo Consider the long-term consequences if you are thinking about getting a tattoo Nose rings, lip rings, and/or tongue rings should not be worn in a professional setting More than two earrings worn on each ear is considered unprofessional

Casual workdays: days when companies relax their dress code Still dress appropriately for work More formal attire may be required for special work-related functions (e.g. customer service) Avoid shirts with sayings or graphics that may offend others

10 TALK IT OUT Identify people in class who are wearing something appropriate for a casual workday

11 HANDSHAKES Make eye contact and smile Extend your right hand
A good handshake conveys confidence Make eye contact and smile Extend your right hand Meet at the web; Grip the other person’s hand Gently squeeze and shake hands

12 HANDSHAKES Do not squeeze too firmly
Shake the entire hand, not just the fingers Do not place your hand on top of the other person’s hand or pat the hand If your palms are sweaty, discretely wipe your palm on the side of your hip prior to shaking

13 DINING Dining Etiquette
Place your napkin on your lap; if you need to leave the table, place your napkin to the side of your plate As courses are served, start with the outside utensil and work in, toward the plate; the utensils set at the top of the plate are for your dessert With beverages, offer and serve others at your table prior to serving yourself Do not order alcohol unless others at your table first order an alcoholic beverage; abstaining from alcohol is the most desired behavior

14 4. DINING Dining Etiquette (cont.)
Do not order anything expensive or messy Offer bread to others at your table before taking a piece for yourself Offer the last piece of bread or appetizer to others before taking it Begin eating only when everyone at your table has been served; if everyone receives their meal except you, give others at your table permission to begin eating without you

15 4. DINING Dining Etiquette (cont.)
Do not eat your meal with your fingers unless your main course can be eaten without utensils If you accidentally burp or slurp, immediately apologize and say “excuse me” When done eating, place your knife and fork together with the blade facing in and the tines up; when you are resting and do not want the server to take your plate, place tines facing down It is inappropriate to use a mobile device while dining; if you must take a call, excuse yourself from the table

16 DINING Dining Etiquette (cont.)
R.S.V.P. means “please respond” Send a reply, whether you are accepting the invitation or sending your regrets When attending a social functional with other professionals, remember: Refrain or limit the consumption of alcohol Only serve yourself a small plate of hors d’oeuvres and move away from the food table Hold your hors d’oeuvres in your left hand, leaving your right hand free to shake hands and greet others Do not talk with food in your mouth

17 TALK IT OUT Share common dining and social situations that make you uncomfortable and identify how best to deal with these situations

18 TECHNOLOGY AT WORK Mobile Communication Devices
Turn off or silence your device when attending a meeting If you are anticipating an emergency call, place on vibrate Do not use devices while dining or while attending meetings & performances Do not take or make a text or call in front of others; instead, excuse yourself and step away for privacy

19 TECHNOLOGY AT WORK Phone Etiquette
Communicate properly through the words you choose, tone of voice, pitch of voice, and rate of speech Convey a positive, friendly attitude Speak clearly and slowly Phone calls are for brief interactions

20 TECHNOLOGY AT WORK Phone Etiquette-Speakerphones
Speakerphones are useful communication tools Should only be used for conference calls when other participants are in the same room or when you require a hands-free device Only use in a private room where call will not be distracting to others Make introductions to all included in call Avoid distracting noises

21 TECHNOLOGY AT WORK Phone Etiquette – Taking a Call
When answering a call, answer by the second ring When others are present, let call go into voice mail If you are expecting a call and others are present, inform those present that you will need to take the call Politely tell individuals when they will be placed on hold

22 TECHNOLOGY AT WORK Phone Etiquette-Messages
Keep phone messages brief State your name, the purpose of the call, and your return phone number Speak slowly and clearly Repeat your name and return number at the end of your message Promptly return phone messages Keep your voic greetings professional

23 TECHNOLOGY AT WORK E-mail and Computer Usage
Use only for business purposes Emoticons are inappropriate at work Do not forward non-work-related messages Check spelling & grammar before sending a response Respond to messages requesting a reply Include the business subject in the subject line to let the receiver know it is not junk or a virus Proofread and think about a message before pressing reply to ensure proper interpretation

Etiquette: a standard of social behavior as seen by society Courtesy: exercising manners, respect, and consideration toward others Respect: holding someone in high regard; putting others’ needs before your own needs

25 BUSINESS ETIQUETTE Please and Thank You
These are extremely powerful words that can create power for you at work When someone does something nice for you, say “thank you” Make it a habit to write a thank-you note when someone does something for you

Have a positive attitude Make eye contact and smile Make introductions when necessary Introduce the least important person to the most important person first Keep appointments on time Be kind and polite Do not ignore an appointment; if you must cancel, apologize

27 Discuss ways you can be courteous and respectful in class
TALK IT OUT Discuss ways you can be courteous and respectful in class

Knock before entering an office Put others first—allow others to go first No Interrupting—rude behavior Apologize—everyone makes mistakes Avoid dominating a conversation—the key is listening Do not swear in the workplace

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