So—here’s the final 2 tips of our countdown for partying like a pro:
#6: You’re considerate of the help.
For some reason, when certain employees are let off the leash, they go wild. They think because their party is being given by their company, it gives them license to be rude and demanding—especially to the wait staff. Trust me, it doesn’t go unnoticed. In fact, I know a hiring exec who wouldn’t promote a person because he witnessed this kind of behavior. To me, it signals how you would treat subordinates if you had the least amount of power.
#7: You leave a positive lasting impression.
Just as you don’t want to get sloppy, you do want to be memorable in good way. I have often been told that my personality is a big part of my skill set, and I think that may be because I love making people feel good about themselves. I understand when they’re shy or uncomfortable, so I make it a point to help them open up. It’s amazing the impact this has.
Remember: How you present yourself to others in the business world speaks volumes—and you want to be spoken of as a pro. Even at parties and events, your professional brand is your trademark, which will follow you throughout your career.
Now, get out there and mingle!
Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan