Corporate Etiquette

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    1. 1. Corporate Etiquette - Niraj Agarwal
    2. 2. Agenda/Contents Life at the Office Business Dress Communication
    3. 3. Life at the Office You and Your Co-workers You and Your Superiors Your Personal Life
    4. 4. You and Your Co-workers <ul><li>Be conscious of the position of the person you are talking to. </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest in your opinion but pick your battles carefully. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember 'please' and 'thank you'. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce clutter; maintain some order at your desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Small talk and light chitter chatter at work is essential. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk in a soft and clear voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Always be considerate. </li></ul>Slide Corporate Etiquette Life at the Office
    5. 5. You and Your Superiors <ul><li>Steps to compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that your boss is also human, they make mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Accept the fact that he/she is in charge. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your job and do it well. </li></ul><ul><li>How to deal with the Boss </li></ul><ul><li>Speak up and offer ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t waste your Boss’s time. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help when you need it. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a team player. </li></ul>Slide Corporate Etiquette Life at the Office
    6. 6. Your Personal Life <ul><li>Keep your private life separate from your professional life. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want your officemates to respect your privacy, respect their privacy too. </li></ul>Slide Corporate Etiquette Life at the Office
    7. 7. Business Dress
    8. 8. Key Points for Business Clothes Slide Corporate Etiquette Business Dress <ul><li>Keep it understated. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wear anything too flashy. </li></ul><ul><li>Represent your company. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to look your best at any situation that comes your way. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it neat and clean. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t reveal too much. </li></ul><ul><li>Dress for the time of the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be a fashion victim. </li></ul><ul><li>Go for clothes that look good rather than what in trendy. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Communication The Spoken Word The Written Word
    10. 10. Introduction <ul><li>When introducing or being introduced, always do the following essentials: </li></ul><ul><li>Stand up. </li></ul><ul><li>Smile and make eye contact. </li></ul><ul><li>State your greeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Shake hands. </li></ul>Slide Corporate Etiquette The Spoken Word
    11. 11. The Art of Conversing <ul><li>Think of all business conversations in these 3 stages: </li></ul><ul><li>The warm up. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in small talk for 5 to 10 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>The core. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your position clear but remember that this is a conversation and not a monologue. Engage your companion by letting him ask questions or asking him questions. </li></ul><ul><li>The wrap up. </li></ul><ul><li>A brief recap of the discussion / issues during the conversation assures that there is no misunderstanding. You can then resume small talk and stick to it. </li></ul>Slide Corporate Etiquette The Spoken Word
    12. 12. Body Language Basics <ul><li>Stance : Standing with back straight, shoulders back and chin up expresses self confidence and ambition. </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting: Do not slouch, it conveys laziness, tiredness and even disrespect. </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expression: A smile denotes warmth, openness and friendliness. </li></ul><ul><li>Eye contact: Looking into the person’s eye conveys interest to the person/conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>Gesturing and fidgeting: Avoid too much gesturing and fidgeting. It shows nervousness and is distracting. </li></ul><ul><li>Nodding: This does not only mean you agree but you understand. </li></ul>Slide Corporate Etiquette The Spoken Word
    13. 13. Writing Basics <ul><li>Is it clear? Have you said what you wanted to say? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it unified? Have you stuck to your point? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it coherent? Will it make sense to the reader? </li></ul>Slide Corporate Etiquette The Written Word
    14. 14. Business Letter Basics <ul><li>Keep it simple. </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear on the topic / what you want to say. </li></ul><ul><li>Use active words and sentence structure. </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific and direct to the point. </li></ul><ul><li>Vary sentence structure to avoid having a dull and monotonous letter. </li></ul><ul><li>Give reader clear directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Use paragraphs and keep it tight. </li></ul><ul><li>Tie it up. </li></ul>Slide Corporate Etiquette The Written Word
    15. 15. Thank You

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