Proper business and social etiquette needs to be practiced in visual, verbal, and written communication. As business becomes more socially-oriented, companies are looking increasingly to those men and women who possess class and style, as well as technical skills.

Proper business etiquette begins with introductions. Effective introductions are staged in three parts:
1. Entrance (good posture)
2. Verbal introduction
3. Handshake (firm)

Who gets introduced to whom is determined by precedence (pecking order).
An easy rule to remember is to always say the more important individuals name first. example – “Mr. Guest , may I introduce Dave Omel, our director.” The Guest (or client) is always the more important person. Finally, always rise for an introduction, to show respect.

About gender-based introductions: Men and women should be treated according to the aforementioned protocol. Special treatment according to “gender” is out. In business world there are no genders; we do business with professionals.

About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    Great blog – thanks for sharing !!

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