Manners Matter

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013

Deference as defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary is: “out of regard or respect for honor”. When you show deference to someone, you are yielding to that person out of reverence for his or her position, role or age.
In business this may be a client, visitor, boss, or an elderly person. A failure to acknowledge the respect someone has earned is considered impolite. By showing someone else consideration in this way, you also show esteem for yourself.
A simple, yet powerful way to show deference to someone is to stand to say hello and shake his/her hand. This applies to men and women in business.
Deference is the protocol of correctly recognizing a person; an appreciated recognition seldom verbalized, but silently acknowledged and remembered.
The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette specializes in teaching confidence, helping people handle life's events and changes with style, savvy and polish. We offer seminars, books, online programs, and consulting services in business etiquette, and programs for medical office protocol. Ms. Grosso also certifies people to teach tea etiquette. For more information, please visit: www.charlestonschoolofprotocol.com


Notice about comments:

The Journal Scene is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Journal Scene.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads

The Journal Scene

© 2015 The Journal Scene an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.