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1 Holiday Party Do’s and Don’ts Mrs.. Dougherty WBL Coordinator/Teacher

2 What Do You Think Is Appropriate Behavior At A Holiday Party? Answer True or False! 1. Spend the time talking with your friends 2. Talk shop – it is a work function 3. Dress all out – have fun with your attire 4. Party hard – why not, it’s free 5. Try to hook up with the office eye candy 6. Send funny texts to coworkers at the party 7. Be the life of the party

3 What you should DO at a party: l RSVP to the invitation RSVP is an abbreviation for the French phrase "Respondez S'il Vous Plait." In English, RSVP stands for "Reply Please!"

4 Schmooze – don’t lose! Schmooze – don’t lose! l Small talk leads to big talk l Network, network, network

5 Focus Conversation on the Event l The season is the reason l Keep conversations upbeat and positive

6 Act Like a Host l Be interested l Pay attention l Make others feel comfortable around you

7 Treat Spouses/Guests With Respect l Introduce them l Include them in the conversation

8 Remember…. l Company holiday parties are still business l Dress and act appropriately and professionally l Someone may be watching you

9 What you should NOT do at a party: What you should NOT do at a party: l If you are of the legal drinking age, you should not drink excessively l You don’t want to be the topic of Mondays water cooler conversation

10 Don’t Touch Inappropriately l Avoid PDA’s (Public Displays of Affection)

11 Don’t Forget to Listen and Observe Don’t Forget to Listen and Observe l Your behavior could be a career builder or career buster!

12 Don’t Forget to Detach From Techie Toys l Don’t bring cell phones, Bluetooth headsets and mp3 players NO

13 Don’t - l Interrupt l Complain l Ridicule l Compete l Correct l Interrogate l Brag These are conversation killers that close the doors to opportunity!

14 NOW - What Do You Think Is Appropriate Behavior At A Holiday Party? Answer True or False! 1. Spend the time talking with your friends 2. Talk shop – it is a work function 3. Dress all out – have fun with your attire 4. Party hard – why not, it’s free 5. Try to hook up with the office eye candy 6. Send funny texts to coworkers at the party 7. Be the life of the party

15 Answers 1. Schmooze – don’t lose! Small talk leads to big talk. 2. Focus Conversation on the Event. 3. Dress appropriately and professionally. Company parties are still business. 4. If you are of the legal drinking age, do not drink excessively. Remember, someone may be watching you. 5. Don’t Touch Inappropriately – no PDA’s (Public Displays of Affection). 6. Don’t bring cell phones, Bluetooth headsets and mp3 players. 7. Act professionally, you don’t want to be the topic of Mondays water cooler conversation


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