Well—once again, the holiday season is upon us and that means office and networking parties.
For some, these can be a drag; for others, it’s their time to shine! Of course, you want to be the latter while having a good time too.
Over the last 30+ years, I’ve attended many of these events—as an employee, a senior executive and now as an expert advisor. It’s easy to spot the people who know what they’re doing as well as the ones who don’t.
To help you get through the holidays, I’ll be giving you tips over the next few weeks. Let’s kick off with…..
Tip #1: You know this is not the time to discuss business.
You relax and enjoy yourself, and let others enjoy themselves too.
People have been working all year long and want to have fun. They don’t want to hear about the new Excel spreadsheet you just developed or the 50-page report you wrote on office ethics. They definitely don’t want to hear you complain—about anything or anyone. It’s annoying and reflects poorly on you. What people want to see is your fun side.
So, go forth and enjoy!
Copyright 2014, 2015 Michelle Kerrigan