Thursday, August 17, 2017

Reasons for Taking University Etiquette Business Dining

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Reasons for Taking a Class or Course in
            Because you can. You have paid, or will pay, for the cost of the food; the way you eat reflects on you and the company you represent. When asked why attend a business dining class; the answer then as a friend, Get Etiquette Outclass the Competition. Confidence and enthusiasm will not stop you from eating badly, etiquette and practice can.I almost resist adding this, not wishing to offend: remember, Pretty Woman?  Table manners: the rules of etiquette used while eating, and practice go with that jewelry. The same goes with that pay check. They make you better company, and allow you to rise in the air in the arena you have elected to enter. Spend Life Book Smart, Gym Fit, and Fork Literate. Name each Course for Six Forks.  See how you do. Take a lesson on Casual and Fine Dining Etiquette University Etiquette Business Dining. Each of us lives on a given tier. You do not have to wait to the get to the next tier to prepare. Social skills are presents to a community. Education and sophistication are our intellectual and social presents to a community. Avoid showing up "One hand just a long as the other (without anything to offer). Education is a social passport. A transcript is a ticket to where you get to sit. Etiquette is a key to access: where you fit.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Suicide Prevention Day Sunday Sep 10 2017 Dare to Live - Men's Personal Grooming and Men's Etiquette to Know Male Care Matters

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Men's Personal Grooming
Always dare to live. Suicide cannot be justified. It is your job to live. Vote, revolt, evolve, and even do jail time. See the world for what it could be, and join with others to do something about it. People will tell you that you cannot win, until you do. People have said the same thing to each person who has won any goal, or evolution (something won sure and slow.) Dare to live, and to strive.
For every life taken away there is one less person to vote, one less person to help in the evolution, one less person who could learn something in a penitentiary, and one less person to help mankind. With each suicide, there is one less person, which the world was promised, who would do something about the state the world is in. For every suicide, someone misses an opportunity to say, "Yes I Can." Each keeps a person from learning from an experience. It keeps the Almighty and someone else from hearing you say, "Here is my better work," or simply, "I'm sorry." Each keeps one other person from saying, "Well done," or "I know you are sorry," and "You're forgiven." These are things you can win.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Harold Almon Etiquette Coach and Independent Living Life Skills Coach, Director Career Services Professionals and Graduate Students

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Objective: to provide  etiquette coaching and independent living life skills coaching, university business etiquette dinner tonight, university dining etiquette, job interview dining etiquette, Austin etiquette food tours, university dining club,  university etiquette lessons, graduate career services, resume writing services and etiquette lessons, job sales kit preparation, and  etiquette guides that let professionals and graduate students get etiquette, enhance performance, gain acceptance, and acquire soft skills keys to and outclass the competition.
Summary: Etiquette Coach and Independent Living Life Skills Coach, Director Career Services, Professionals and Graduate Students Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin TX ( Author and publisher At Ease Press (AEP) ( 2007-Present. I provide professional and graduate university etiquette lessons on university business etiquette dinner tonight, casual fine dining etiquette, job interview dining etiquette, rocking your city things to do and see dining downtown Austin and UT, cooking 101 strategies etiquette nutrition and frugal stylish recipes, cooking 102 dine in have that dinner party, saying thank you part II, university etiquette – extending hospitality, creative correct table setting and seating arrangements, and flawless dining service. Director, Be at Ease School of Etiquette (BaE SoE,) San Luis Obispo, CA 1998-2006.
Experience: Etiquette Coach and Life Skills Coach, Director Career Services, 1987 - Present
My  graduate career services  (Biz Etiq) programs  provide etiquette guides and etiquette lessons  on resume writing etiquette, advantages to list, and other things to do, and job sales kit preparation: what the job requires, work, image, and exposure relationships, and maximizing meta-tags and your internet exposure, a better card - errors on your business card, two business cards that you should have, and on university etiquette financial wellness:  budgeting and bill paying, and a plan for just in case. I have written and published over twenty comprehensive life skills etiquette guides, and offer etiquette tours and etiquette lessons that include leadership soft skills keys on male dress & image: men’s business dress suit etiquette, black tie (tuxedo) etiquette, men’s personal grooming, university etiquette sex, and men's business etiquette to know,  and consult  on mid-section muscle management: Harold Almon

Certifications: USAF certified leadership and management instructor, academic instructor, Leadership and Management Development Center, LMDC, Maxwell AFB, AL., OJT administrator, quality assurance evaluator, and NAF hospitality and food service supervisor. Education: Consumer Science, Management, Liberal Studies, and Food Service Supervisors programs, Allen Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA.   Skills:  Program development:  develop professional university etiquette programs, and conduct protocol workshops on etiquette, organizing, and a "Sense of Style." Writing: write etiquette guides and independent living life skills guides. Professional training and coaching:  provide etiquette training on career, personal and soft skills keys development. Computer: MS Office Excel, Word, and Power Point. Language: English: native or bilingual proficiency, fluent in customs and courtesies.

Honors: Meritorious Service Award, USAF, Commendation Award, 2OlC, MSgt, USAF, ( Ret.)           

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Eti - Q Test 15-19 Professional and Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining Things to Learn and Do Get Etiquette Outclass the Competition

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15.     Rules for Bread and Butter      Avoid bread until you receive the main course; remember bread is not a first course   Avoid leaving teeth marks in bread that you are eating.
Sliced bread is not correctly to be dipped into soup.  Bread is to be eaten with the right hand, not the free hand, understand?   
16. When under a roof,water is to be at table “Water for here” is to be served in a glass as a sign of hospitality. A water glass is to be placed to the right of the plate space above the tip of the knife. Yes, this is your glass.  In a private home, each water goblet is to be filled ¾ full prior to the time people come to the table. In a commercial dining room, water is to be served, after people are seated.  Look for drinks to be served from the right (refreshing.). Get no more than two refills of water.
17. Rules for Using Salt   
Taste your food before adding salt or pepper except for a baked potato, a boiled egg, celery,  corn on the cob, radishes, or salad. Salt that is to be needed for dipping can be placed on the side of the place plate. Salt is to be used sparingly, especially when the cook/host or hostess is sitting at the table.  When there is a request to, “Pass the salt,” both holders are to be passed and set in front of the next person.
18.     Setting an Advanced Formal Place Setting Rules to Know for Using Flatware: there is a flatware rule of three: no more than three items of flatware of any one kind are to be placed in any place setting at any one time, and  the rule of ten. The butter spreader and plate are omitted.
19. Being Excruciatingly Fork Literate. Know which fork to use and when and how: name six forks. Know each course._____________, ____________, ____________, ____________, ____________, ____________.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ask for a Food Item for Here Professional and Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining 101

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Professional and Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining 101If you get something to eat, in a star coffee shop, ask for a food item "for here." You will get your item and a ceramic plate. The view you provide for someone else is worth the tax- if any. Each plate may now justify you putting a tip in that jar in clear view. For this you could carry cash. At some places tips cannot be added to tabs.
Short of using a ceramic plate, in the Continental style, food has been seen eaten from atop a bag; it serving as a plate.
In the America style, food has been seen being eaten from inside a bag; it is a café habit without the same grace.

Station Three The Line to the Bar Handling Your Glass University Etiquette Business Dining 101

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Etiquette GuideHandling your glass: learn to hold and rest a glass by the base or the stem on the left palm, held by the thumb base and the ring and pinky fingers.  When not drinking, keep your right hand warm, dry, and free. The first feel of your right hand is not to be a cold one. 
When a sip is desired, lift the glass by the base or the stem by the right   hand thumb, and index and middle fingers. It can be lifted by the bowl, when it contains red wine, just because. The drinking of a beverage is to be done with the right hand, not your full hand, understand.   While taking a drink from a glass, the elbow is to be moved forward, and from wrist to hand moved upward, and a sip (_______) of the beverage is to be taken into the mouth from the edge of the glass. ________from your wrist.  Do this silently. 
Avoid top holding a glass.  Avoid the crane; drink without poking someone in the eye; keep your elbows and arms down close to your sides.   
The cocktail straw provided with a drink is called a stirrer. It is to be used as such: only for stirring.  It is to be used, and then it is to be discarded. It can be removed and held under the glass.  It is hard to “Mac” (look cool) sipping a drink from a stirrer.
Avoid drinking from a straw under a roof, out of a glass, or from a beverage not contained in a container. While drinking, you can avoid slurping or guzzling by closing your upper lip between any liquid and the edge of any glass, and then pouring the liquid into your mouth. You may avoid chewing a beverage by simply swallowing small amounts of it. Leave a little of each beverage in each glass.

Station 2. Name Badge Placement Professional and Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining 101

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Get a name badge holder with a clip, pin, or magnet; not crazy about cords.  You may get two, each in a different size. Place any name badge atop your business card and place this inside your name badge holder.  Note: Get a name badge. The number one accessory in Business Networking can be a name badge.  It can say, "Hello," "Let's talk," or "Let's do business."
Name Badge Placement. Know where to wear that name badge.  Note The Family Feud's name badge placement.  Theirs, if they give you a single line name badge, wear it up high to the right (to show courtesy).  A badge which also has your company name on it is to be worn high to the left, (to show allegiance.) A single line name tag which has your last name is to be worn above the right pocket (to show authority,) at the chest (to show security,) or at the belt (to show a pass;) there are limits to how low one could have to go to learn your name. A badge with your company name goes to the left when allegiance is owed. Who knew? I do and I am not alone.

Being Glass Literate Professional & Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining 101

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Know the name of each table glass. In current use there are five: left to right Water, Red wine, White wine, and Champagne (the fluted glass above the others).  Each is to be placed according to the size of the plate and order of the course to be used with it. A glass for Sherry has been omitted. There is no glass for salad.
Professional and Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining 101
Know the rule of four: of the five glasses no more than four glasses of any kind are to be in any one place setting and any one time. When eating in company water is to be present as a sign of hospitality. Another glass may be in place for what you serve as wine. There is to be a two glass minimum. You can go up in glass size. It may appear niggardly if you go down.                                                                                     
Glasses stay on the table until each guest has left the room (unless you are bussing an empty table).

A Pre-dinner Toast Professional College and University Etiquette Business Dining 101

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Etiquette Guide
At a banquet, Military Dining-out or Dining-in, and at other official functions each person can be asked to stand behind his or her chair for a toast or some other pre-dinner ceremony.
1.People at the table may be asked to charge or to fill their glass.
Note: Some get the toast out of the way at the beginning so that the photographers can go home.
2. When clicking glasses, to honor someone, the junior person is to click a glass rim lower than that of a senior person. To each toast there can be just a mock clicking to the air.
3. After a toast, each man is to pull out the chair for the woman to his right, see that she is seated, and help her set her chair in place. This man is then to pull out his chair and take his seat; sit to avoid from showing a gap between the top of the socks and the bottom of the trousers; avoid playing footsie, and keep his feet on the floor.
Sample Toasts
A host is to have a repertoire of classic toasts, just in case eloquence eludes him. Avoid offering a toast or participating in one during the playing of any national anthem.
The first toast can be (to someone who is not here) “To the President” Then
1. To Health and Wealth
“May you live long as you want. And have all that you want as long as you live.”
2. To Happiness or well being
“May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, angels, protect you, and Heaven accept you (let you in.)”
3. To Friendship
There are good ships, and wood ships, that sail in every sea. But the best ships are friendships. This you have taught to me.”

Station Four – The Line to the Table – Professional College & University Etiquette Business Dining 101

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Etiquette GuideThe line to the bar may be omitted in favor of one leading directly to the line to the table. (This way please.)
The line to the table is used to pair people with their dinner partners. Just before dinner this line is to be formed, you can begin or join a line to the bathroom. This can allow you to enforce the rule: "Go wash your hands and get ready to come to the table."
1. When you are hungry and know the necessity of passing the clean nail test, you may wash your nails with soap and cold water. Wet your hands. Turn the water off. Wash your hands by agitating one against the other. Rinse them. Clean under each fingernail from the tip to the under skin. You can use a fingernail of one hand to clean behind the fingernails on the other. You may use a file in a finger-nail clipper, or one tip of a pair of tweezers. At home, this could be done using a nailbrush. Check the reflection of your nails in the mirror. Make corrections to your nails and put some lotion on your hands where you can. Your nails will look that much better at the table.
2. Before you go, check your face: nose, teeth, and mouth. Allow yourself time to get settled. Then assemble in the room used to form the line to the table. You can wait to do this until after you have read and returned that reusable menu.
Find your dinner partner, and say to this person, "Would you like to go in to dinner?" or "May I take you in to dinner?”
Guests are to stand behind the chair of the seat to which each has been assigned, unless otherwise directed. Introductions can be accomplished to people to the left or right who are unknown to you. Guests can be asked to charge a glass for a welcoming toast.
At a social function, a man can assist a woman to his right in being seated. At an official function and or in business this action may be omitted. Avoid moving a place card and changing a seating assignment. Once seated, you can place your place card above your place setting.
Each item taken into the dining room is to be placed somewhere other than on the table unless it is to be part of the meal. A coat is to be draped and folded over the back of the chair of the woman who wore it. A handbag can be placed under the napkin of the person to whom it belongs. A hat is to be (worn by a woman or) placed on the floor.
At a business dinner, a brief case, backpack, or a book can be placed in a chair or on the floor. An item of technology may be kept in a pocket or on a spare chair.