Have you ever wanted to pass on a formal dining invitation, just to avoid the awkwardness of not knowing the etiquette of it all? Navigating your table can be easy and elegant. Displaying the correct cutlery etiquette will have your server or host, understanding quickly to how your are progressing and give your the right kind of service. For those who want to sharpen their dining skills and get back to using the knife and fork more often, here are a few pointers:
3. Smell – Holding the stem, place your nose inside and inhale. Never sniff the cork (there is no need as that is not where the smell is) however looking at it will indicate cracks, mould, and seepage. Sniffing the wine will tell you how intense the wine is, does it remind you of fruit, flowers etc.
4. Sip – Never drink the wine. Sip the wine and allow the wine to roll around in your mouth 3-5 seconds to coat your mouth so as to detect its overall structure. You will be thinking about its textures, flavours, and weight. By letting in oxygen to mix in with your wine (en mouth) you will get to know the full profile of the wine.
What makes a person stand out? What is the joie de vivre that they may have? It doesn't matter what gender you are. There are a few elements that can be identified: posture, presence, body language and approachability. Posture + Body Language + Approachability = Positive Presence
2. Why is this important to your presence? Presence and body language tells a story worth 1000 words, it is clues that your body gives to how you are feeling and the vision you want display in certain situations such as:
Job interviews, leadership roles, social situations, networking, at work, customer service.
Carol Kinsey Gorman from Forbes.com describes body language this way 'ability to inspire and positively impact people,' however "people are 'subliminally evaluating your credibility, confidence, empathy, and trustworthiness.' We are all evaluating, whether we are aware of it or not, then what people say, how they say it and how well they listen to us.