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Monday, March 8, 2010

Edition 11: Etiquettes of Business

In Business, We could try to :
1. Be professional, follow procedures, don’t be lazy.
2. Improve communication skills. (Keep people informed).
3. Avoid procrastinating. (Maintain control and be effective Plan and carry-out tasks.)
4. Improve delegating skills.(give authority and responsibility)
5. Maintain orderly forms, applications, desks and files.
6. Have a sense of humor, not too much.
7. Emphasize long-range relationships.
8. Have wide ranges of conversation; don’t be narrow- minded.
9. Be able to absorb criticism objectively and constructively.
10. Be on time for all appointments; give honest reasons for being late.
11. Always express appreciation for the time of the people you deal with.
12. Improve reasoning abilities.
13. Increase self-reliance, enthusiasm, intiative, self-control, charm, thinking, concentration of effort.
14. Master persistence, will power, ambition, and memory.
15. Always act with a definiteness of purpose.
16. Think positive on our jobs, this determines how our subordinates think toward their jobs-set the example.
Personal Magnetism:
1. The hand-shake
2. Tone of voice
3. Posture and carriage of body
4. Vibrations of thought (idea conveyance)
5. Body adornment.
We are what we think we are:
1. Others see, in us what we think of ourselves.
2. How you think determines how you act and how others react to you.
3. Look important, it helps you think important.
4. Dress right, it always pays.
5. The sharper you look, the sharper you will be. (A pencil, when sharpened, has a clear defined point and writing is easily read, but a dull pencil is just that, (Dull))
6. Pay twice as much and get half as many : Example, 2 fine suits are much nicer, last longer, and look better than 4 cheap ones.
7. If you think of yourself in poor situations, that is what you will get.
8. Think of yourself as sharp, clena, together, intelligent, informed, and interesting, and that is what you will be.
9. I’m short: Practice uplifting self-praise, not belittling self-punishment, think more of your self, and there is more os you.
10. Be self improving in academics, family and friends. Make progress in changing bad habits, eliminating negativism, and wasting time.What you spend the most time on is, “what and who you are going to be”.
Time Saving Tips
Be aware of time thieves around you :
1. Lack of motivation
2. Mistakes-my own
3. Failure to listen
4. Mistakes of others
5. Indecision
6. Poor planning
7. Lack of self-discipline
8. Unclear goals
9. Conflicting priorities
10. Procrastination
11. Lack of delegation
12. Poor communication
13. Unwillingness to say no
14. Lack of procedure
15. Cluttered workspace
16. Equipment failure
17. Interruptions
18. Meetings
19. Waiting for answers
20. Socializing
21. Shifting priorities
22. Unreal time estimates
23. Over-involvement with details
24. Junk mail
25. Read tape
26. Low company morale
27. Peer demands
28. Civic activities
29. Over-sleeping
30. Negative attitudes
Confidence Building
1. Confidence is acquired.
2. Preparation develops it.
3. Action cures fear. Feat is indecision and postponement.
A. Dealing with fear:
1. Identify it.
2. Admit it.
3. Accept it.
4. Deal with it accordingly. (Confront and take action / or cure)
B. Recognize fear as constructive and positive, it was given for your own protection and your own memory.
4. Deposit only positive thoughts in your memory.
5. Withdraw only positive thoughts from your memory :
Words to Forget
A) I can’t
B) Impossible
C) I’ll try
D) I, me, my I have to, Worried, Stressed, Should have, Could have, I only, Yes but, Somebody, Difficult, Problem, Hate.
Words to Remember
A) I can
B) Possible
C) I will
D) You, your, I want to, Interested, Motivated, Will do, My goal, Next time, I understand, Today, Challenging, Opportunity, Love.
6. Avoid doing anything that makes you ask your self, Will I get caught?.
7. In order to think confidently, you must act confident.
8. Don’t be afraid to :
A) Sit up front when possible.
B) Make eye contact.
C) Walk 25% faster than average people. (Act with a purpose)
D) Speak up when you have something to say.
E) Smile big.
Dressing for success characteristics include :
1. Looking the part - the appropriate attire for the even.
2. Good grooming-be clean and fresh, hair brushed, clean shaven, don’t sweat, have clean nails, and no gum, check zippers and buttons, shoes are polished.
3. Good posture - sit up straight, don’t slouch, be pleasant, alert and interested.
4. Know what you are going to say;
5. Be confident and tactful; don’t show nervousness or uneasiness.
6. Be mature, courteous; don’t show nervousness or uneasiness.
7. Look them in the eyes and be decisive.
How to think creatively:
1. Find new ways of doing things.
2. Believe it can be done and you’ll find a way; nothing is impossible.
3. Welcome new ideas; be receptive.
4. Soak up good ideas.
5. Ask yourself “How can I do it better?”
6. Your mind has an endless memory capacity, use it!
7. Do what you do better, and do more of what you do.
8. If you want something done, give it to a busy man or women; these
people do things decisively and quickly (they don’t have time not
9. Encourage others to talk, this way, you will receive new information.
10. Test your ideas by saying “What will make this work?”
11. Listen attentively, concentrate, and emulate what other people are saying.
12. Expose yourself to ideas of intelligent others.
13. Don’t let ideas escape, write them down.
14. Present your ideas in writing, they have more power.
15. Mix with people of different occupational and social interest.
16. Do it!

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