HOLLAND, Mich. (WOTV) - If a child isn't fortunate enough to get a lesson in good manners as a child, they can often go through life without polished social skills. Hope College adjunct professor, Rob Pocock, recently held an "Etiquette Dinner" for college students to learn some important basic etiquette rules before heading into the career world.
Subjects covered included dining and professional etiquette, proper business attire, character, networking, communication skills, working with diverse teams, taking initiative and leadership development.
The event is a chance to teach students that everyone has one chance to make a positive first impression in an interview or other professional setting. In our ever-challenging employment market, the importance of students having a strong set of social skills is immeasurable.
Rob's top five things he wants student to take away from the dinner is:
1. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
2. Etiquette can be fun.
3. People enjoy being with those who practice good etiquette.
4. Worry less about the rules and more about putting other people at ease.
5. Remember how beneficial good etiquette is to your own personal development.
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