Monday, 4 March 2013

Top 5 Things A Gentleman Has Just Gotta’ Do

In my opinion, well-groomed gents have just gotta’…

David Beckham

- Say “thanks” when someone holds the door.
- Let people off the elevator before rushing on.
- When calling someone with whom there is no set phone appointment, ask “do you have a minute?” before jumping into that rant/talk.
- Listen and make sure that person says “yes, I have a minute” before launching into that rant/talk.
- Provide a firm handshake always. Not “break his wrist” firm, but no dead fish.
- If asking someone “how are you?” — being prepared and ready to listen with actual attention.
- Avoid sporting a uni-brow, comb-over, or excess nose or ear hair.
- Be pleasant and polite to service staff no matter the venue. Issues can be addressed, but there are ways to do it with dignity and without demeaning someone.
- Wear a bow tie once in awhile.
Write handwritten notes and send them through the mail (of course, to someone they know or are trying to get to know).
- Make sure to “take it” as good as you “dish it out.”
Tell the truth — that way nothing really has to be remembered.
Take off that blue tooth head seat if it’s not in use.
Un-clip any mobile technology strapped to belts.

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