Here are a few tips from the team at Jack the Snipper Australia, on how to successfully traverse modern day life and interactions.
There are so many rules on how we 'should' behave, hold ourselves and interact in the world and at work. Here are a few key things to remember:
1. Mind your P’s & Q’s
In other words, use your manners. You may look the part but if you can’t behave yourself and be polite, then it’s pointless even bothering with the fancy clothes.
Tip: Give up your seat to the elderly, hold the door open for someone and always remember to smile. It’s the small things that make the biggest difference to the way you are seen in the world.
2. Boycott the potty mouth
A man or woman of style doesn’t need to use foul language, especially when in the presence of elders. Quite frankly, it’s just not an attractive habit, it doesn't make you cool and it certainly doesn't make you appear smarter.
Tip: Get yourself a Thesaurus App and each time you have the need to use profanities, have a look for a word that you might use to replace it. Not only will you sound intelligent....
....eventually you will be.
3. Personal Hygiene
Now this one is very important, they say that ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’. Well, we don’t know about that but we do know that no one wants to hang out with the whiffy guy or girl in the room.
Simple ways feel clean and confident:
- Bathe daily, wash your clothes regularly, wear deodorant.
- Brush your teeth.
- Don’t over compensate for bad body odour with cheap, scented body sprays.
- Drink plenty of water. This will help flush toxins from your body that create that unwanted perfume.
- Find a nice smelling cologne or perfume.
4. Good eye contact
We all know how it makes us feel when someone can't make eye contact. It tells us that they are lying, very low-in confidence or totally uninterested in the person you are talking to. Eye contact shows confidence of character and genuine interest in who you are conversing with and it also show that you are listening.
If you find it hard to look someone in the eye when you are talking to them, try looking at their lips to start. And work your way up from there.