The way we treat others has a huge impact on the world around us and can make or break a career, a promotion, or even a potential romantic relationship. In this day and age, we've got plenty of digital savvy and contacts, but our person-to-person human relations seem to be lacking a bit. Interacting with one another with grace, confidence and civility in the real social network of our daily lives can be hard to navigate unless you were taught the skills.
Good manners and respect don't need to be a thing of the past. El Gaucho is leading an etiquette revolution in Seattle and we can't think of a more ideal standard of class. The El Gaucho experience is legendary for their timeless, swanky fine dining and impeccable service. From the first greeting at the door to the last fire-dancing dessert, water glasses never dip below and inch and ladies are always escorted with style.
El Gaucho is launching an etiquette series to help people feel more relaxed and comfortable in a fine dining environment - whether it's business or personal, whether they are the host or a guest.
"When people hear the word 'etiquette,' they often think of it as an outdated idea that doesn't really apply to modern life anymore. However, knowing how to behave appropriately during a business lunch, happy hour, or client dinner can make or break your career," says Aubrey Bach, Senior Editorial Manager at PayScale.com. "Your coworkers, bosses, and clients notice how you act around the table, and that will influence how they choose to do business with you in the future. Who wants to hire somebody with terrible table manners?"
In Hosting Restaurant Business 101, you'll learn how to be a phenomenal hostess with the mostest, from planning and meal timing to seating arrangements, toasts, greetings and introductions. If you sign up for Invitation to Business Dinner 101, you'll be learning the importance of timeliness, conversing equally, pacing your meal and thanking your host. Finally, in Dining with Manners, you'll get to know the place settings better, passing techniques, ordering and eating different foods, handling the bill, tipping and of course, the importance of always keeping your technology on silent and off the table.
Let's bring back a little civility and grace to our fast-paced and technology-driven world. Good manners aren't stuffy or outdated. As Emily Post says. "Good manners reflect something from the inside - an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self." So go ahead, open doors, set a perfect table and remember to always say please and thank you.
For more information on scheduling an etiquette session, visit www.elgaucho.com/etiquette. Whether you're doing it as a team building experience for your company or a personal brush-up, sessions with El Gaucho's etiquette specialist can be tailored to your needs.