Do you use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’?
Growing up, our parents always preached manners and politeness. Do you still have manners today? In business and leadership, it can become crucial to use your manners and say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to be more effective. As we interact with those around us, we must show our respect. Below are some tips I have compiled on how to use our manners and be upstanding individuals. Enjoy.
- Consistently use ‘please’. With strangers, friends, co-workers. They all deserve to be treated with respect. Do this consistently, so it becomes second nature. Whenever you ask for something, attaching a ‘please’ to your request can go a long way. Do you consistently say ‘please’?
- Thank immediately. This is the best way to show appreciation toward someone. As soon as someone does something nice for you, make sure you reciprocate and show your appreciation by saying ‘thank you.’
- Show it in different ways. Use your words, notes, letters, texts, emails, etc. There are many ways to show your appreciation toward someone. No matter who it is, if they deserve your thanks and praise, give it to them. It becomes a nice added touch that they will remember for a long time. How do you show your thanks?
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson spoke in front of 230 meeting planners and professionals last week at the National Speaking Showcase in Minneapolis, MN. His 2017 calendar is filling up quick!
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