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Social Etiquette – the etiquette of speaking a foreign language in front of others

Consideration for the rights and feelings of others is not merely a rule for behavior in public but the very foundation upon which social life is built.Emily Post

Speaking another language than your native language gives you an advantage in life. And the essential aspect is that you can communicate and interact with other people from all around the world. We

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How to Make Effective Eye Contact

Making greater eye contact with others can increase the quality of all of your face-to-face interactions. – Brett and Kate McKay, The Art of Manliness
Making eye contact is a powerful social gesture connecting people in a blink of the eye (pun intended). When you make eye contact with people, you not only connect and bond, but you also show respect and

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Make a great impression with a smile

A smile is the universal welcome

Meeting a client or a colleague with a radiant smile can be the first impression before any greetings and handshaking. A beautiful smile is an open door for a smooth and relaxed conversation that exude good disposition and cheerfulness.
A smile is infectious reflecting the good mood and a positive attitude. Have always a smile on

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“You are welcome” vs. “No problem”

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.”

It strikes me all the time when I thank someone, and the answer is “No problem”. Or worst you just get some inarticulate words.
I would like to clarify: “No problem” is a negative answer that we can translate such as “It’s nothing”. A reply with “No problem” is not completely inappropriate

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“Sorry” vs. “Apologize” & “Excuse me”

“Manners are a reflection of your attitude towards others”
Often times I hear young kids saying sorry for small things because they were taught to say it for everything: sorry I took your spot, sorry I went in front of you and so on…
Repeat and repeat the sorry word from a young age will become later on a reflex to say

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