Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division
CHAPTER-24
OUT OF OFFICE HOURS
BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT
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In business,
entertainment is important
to
strengthen relationships
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 The invitation that you receive as an invitee tells you
the date, venue and time ...
Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division
 Inform the inviter of your attendance at the
earliest either by phone or by a mai...
Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division
 In some cards for security reasons, you are asked to
carry your invitation card. ...
Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division
 If the party is an anniversary or is at someone’s house then it is good
manners t...
Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division
Parties apart from a hotel or house can be
in…
 A dinner for two or three couples ...
Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division
 While inviting, make sure that it is an event that your
guest will enjoy
 When y...
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Out of Business Entertaining - Business Etiquette

  1. 1. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division CHAPTER-24 OUT OF OFFICE HOURS BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  2. 2. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division In business, entertainment is important to strengthen relationships We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  3. 3. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division  The invitation that you receive as an invitee tells you the date, venue and time of the event  Most cards would at the end have “R.S.V.P ––Mrs. XYZ Ph no.2222 2222”  R.S.V.P stands for “repondez’il vous plait” meaning “respond if you please”  It is courtesy to let the inviter know whether you will attend or not We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  4. 4. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division  Inform the inviter of your attendance at the earliest either by phone or by a mail. But respond.  Some invitations also ask if you are a vegetarian. You should respond to that.  This is done so that the invitee is in a better state to decide how much of food to order We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  5. 5. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division  In some cards for security reasons, you are asked to carry your invitation card. You should comply with the request. Failure can result in embarrassment  Check whether the invitation is for you alone or for a guest (a friend or spouse). If it does not mention, then you should ask. (You don’t want to land up at a stag party with your spouse)  If it is a business function, the dress code will be indicated on the invitation card. If you are not sure ask We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  6. 6. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division  If the party is an anniversary or is at someone’s house then it is good manners to take a gift along. The thoughtful gesture will be appreciated  The nature of gift will depend on the relation you share with them and the occasion  A bouquet of flowers, wine or a box of chocolates is appreciated. Do not gift anything expensive  Whenever gifting, enclose a card so that the inviter is not puzzled as to who gave which gift  After dinner it is good manners to call the host and thank him/her for calling you. We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  7. 7. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division Parties apart from a hotel or house can be in…  A dinner for two or three couples in a restaurant  A golf tournament  A bowling competition  A picnic  A play, concert or cinema  A cruise  A cricket match We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  8. 8. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division  While inviting, make sure that it is an event that your guest will enjoy  When you attend a company party, you represent the company. – So dress well and look good – Limit your alcohol intake – Do not overfill your plate – Mind you manners  Your manners will help you either rise or fall in a company We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum

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