We’re in the final countdown of ways to know if you party like a pro!
Here are tips #4 and 5:
#4: You know no one likes a suck-up.
Especially your boss. I’ve watched people go out of their way to impress CEOs and VPs—I’ve even been on the receiving end—and I can tell you it’s uncomfortable. It feels too staged and manipulative–probably because it is!
Trust me, if you don’t think you’re transparent, think again.
#5: You don’t get sloppy.
Over the years, I’ve seen employees and executives do some pretty foolish things at parties, such as using their fork as a backscratcher or falling drunkenly backwards into a potted plant. In today’s highly connected world, where an unflattering picture or video of you can be taken instantly and live on social media forever, you’re as much a target for risk and ridicule as Lindsay Lohan or Charlie Sheen.
Remember–this is still a professional event. Save the Red Bull and vodka concoctions for another time.
Copyright 2014, 2105 Michelle Kerrigan