Two sessions in and our young leaders are steadily on their way to becoming true leaders of their generation.
Last week’s session explored the much underrated importance of ‘Professional Etiquette’, what it means and the added value that comes with behaving in the socially correct way.
Marjory Clark gave a fascinating presentation on why good etiquette is important, what having good etiquette says about an individual and how it can be an advantage to progress within a job. Freelance fashion designer Helen Dempsey gave an interesting presentation on her experiences working in the industry as a freelancer and how always being professional has led her to where she is today.
How you express yourself within a business environment not only speaks volumes about you as a leader but also about your character as whole, for our behaviour is an inner expression of our inner nature. To have a good level of etiquette you must be able to analyse a situation and ask yourself these questions ‘what does this person need?’, ‘how can I help them?’ ‘how can I make a good first impression?’
First impressions are not only the first time you make contact with somebody but every time you are in contact with a person whether it be the first time you are meeting this person or the third time you are meeting this person. Every encounter is a first impression and it is imperative to make it a good one!
Our FAD LA students left the evening’s presentation with a better understanding of Professional Etiquette and how it can be applied to their everyday lives.