鸡尾酒会的礼仪

cocktail party鸡尾酒会是人们喜欢举办的高调派对。这是跟朋友和熟人保持联系的好方法,同时也让你能发展新的友谊,丰富你的人脉关系。尽管鸡尾酒会上四周都有提供免费的酒水和食物,它却是提供了一个绝好的机会让你认识新朋友, 吃喝反而其次。但这类派对也有要遵循的礼仪,目的是为了给参加派对的人留下好印象。以下是一些最基本的鸡尾酒礼仪:

1. 邀请和安排作为主办人,要依据你邀请的人数来进行派对安排。座位安排和餐點也要考虑好。而作为受邀者,要提前告知主办人是否出席派对。

2. 准时出席通常派对的开始时间是以場合来衡量的,紐約的雞尾酒會在派对开始之后的15-30分钟是最好的到达时间。

3. 着装规范不要在派对上炫耀你的个人衣着。遵循主办人设立的着装规定。如果你不确定,可以提前咨询主办人。

4. 社交当遇上新相识的人时一定要握手,展示最真切的笑容,报上你的名字和请教别人的。要记住这些派对是让你认识新朋友的,尽量利用好你的时间和机会。当你要停止聊天的时候也要有礼貌,例如和一群人聊天的时候,你要跟每个人告辭。和单独一人聊天的时候,你要设法让对方和其他人聊天才退出,这样你就能轻松自在地离开。在与人聊天时要保持真诚,平常多關注時事.曾经有一位励志演说家Jonathan Sprinkles对我说过“永远对一切事物感兴趣”.

5. 进食作为客人,小份进食。为了能让聊天顺利进行,进食时候咬一小口即可,方便快速咀嚼吞咽。鸡尾酒会上通常有服务员捧着开胃小菜四处走动,或有自助餐供应。

6. 八卦不要在鸡尾酒会上 “八卦”。谈论八卦是不尊重别人,容易被人误解。让你的话题远离八卦。内容低下的对话不适宜在这些场合上出现的。你想多了解别人和让别人也了解自己,就要远离这些话题。

7. 饮酒每一个派对都会提供酒水,在派对上喝酒是正常的活动。但是喝酒一定要适量,以免在人们面前显示自己的醉态,也能确保你能安全驾车回家。在酒會中保持左手拿酒杯,这样方便右手能够随时与人问候握手。要熟悉不同的玻璃酒杯,练习好拿杯的姿势

8. 道别不要偷偷溜走。一定要向派对主人道謝后离开。要记住因为主人喜欢你,才会邀请你出席派对,因此要遵守纪律和文明礼貌,给人留下良好的印象,这样也能让你结识到更多的新朋友。

Shanna Wu Pecoraro

写于2015年10月30号

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Your Personal Style

photo-1446214814726-e6074845b4ceYour image is so much more than the clothing you wear and the way you walk. Your image is the relationship between your outfit, your poise, and your personality. Similarly, color psychology does not necessarily say that including red in a color palette automatically makes it passionate or energetic. What’s important in a color palette is the red, the gray, the black, and the blue’s relationships together. Gestaltism says that the sum is other than the parts. We notice the relationship between red and blue before we notice the colors red and blue individually.

This observation carries to your personal image. A $10,000 suit means nothing if a man is slouching. The fine details of your image must all be coherent and consistent in order to effectively portray your image.

Although there are guidelines to follow when trying to appear a certain way, every person should have their own style. Many different looks can communicate the same message to others. This ‘margin for error’ is the room for your creativity, your personal style, to flourish.

Being an individual is an extremely important piece of the puzzle that is often overlooked. Utilize research-backed strategies to portray the right image, but do so in a unique way. This is why it is so important for professionals to understand the philosophy and thought behind personal image and not just the shallow elements. Actually understanding it is the key to adapt, at any given time, to market and industry changes. If, one day, the way people perceived the color red changed, you must be able to identify that and find a new way to communicate what you were trying to.

Your personal style allows for some buffer through consumer trend volatility, so don’t worry. Just keep in mind that things change and, with it, so should your style. Accurately communicate who you are to others and everything else will follow.

Who has influenced your style the most? Tell us on Twitter @nycimageacademy.

Shanna Wu Pecoraro, AICI CIP

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Are You A Gracious Guest? 

With the holidays near at hand, invites to a party in the home of a friend or colleague presents an occasion to celebrate the season with a group.  Is your holiday etiquette ready to shine this season?  Our tips below may help if you need a refresh:

House guests

House guests

  1. RSVP!  Be sure to RSVP to your host in the manner they’ve requested (in writing, via phone call, etc.)  Once you accept an invitation, hold the commitment and make sure to be on time.  If a schedule conflict looks unavoidable, let your host know as early as possible to allow for proper planning and adjustments.
  2. Dress for the occasion – Check with your host or hostess for the dress code if it hasn’t been specified in the invitation. Formal, casual, or theme parties may require extra shopping and preparation on your part.
  3. Be prepared for both warm and cool indoor temperatures – If your jacket is the show piece of your outfit, be sure you can take it off and still look appropriate in the layer that’s underneath the jacket. Prepare for a chilly room or the outdoors by bringing a festive shawl or a nice-looking cardigan.
  4. Don’t be a Pepe Le Pew! When preparing for an intimate gathering, go light on perfume, or even better, avoid the perfume altogether. Many people are allergic to scents or turned off by heavy colognes and perfumes.
  5. Be prepared for parties in a house that has a “no-shoes” rule. Make sure you feel confident with your pedicure, and that you’re comfortable in your outfit without shoes. Always be sure to wear clean socks or hose with no holes in them.
  6. If you have food allergies, don’t make it a problem for the already overworked host or hostess. Eat before the party, or offer to bring a dish to share. If you have pet allergies, bring your allergy medicine with you. Look for a chair that’s wooden or leather and avoid sitting on the upholstered chair.
  7. Keep your mobile phone use to a minimum, and ask people nearby before you take a group photo. If you need to check in with the babysitter, step outside to make the call.
  8. Watch the host or hostess for signs of fatigue. If either of them starts yawning, gets up to clean, or stops pouring wine, take the hint and wrap up the evening by giving your thanks and offering one last time to help with cleaning up.

10.  Send a note within 24 hours to thank your host or hostess for the special event.

Now go out, have fun, and be merry this Holiday Season!

Shanna Wu Pecoraro, AICI CIP & the team of NYC Image Consultant Academy

For more info www.nycimageconsultantacademy.com

旅游行李篇

Travel旅游既是充满欢乐的,但同时也会碰到很多问题。其中一个主要的问题在出

游前已经发生,那就是行李的打包了。决定要带什么,不带什么是一个棘手的 问题,而列一张有效的行李清单则能让你避免这些问题。我们要遵循一个有用 的原则,那就是灵活打包,轻松旅游。最富有经验的旅行者们都是遵循着這個 原则,那就是每一次出游他们的行李会越来越轻巧,而我们每次旅游都会超量 打包。当我们打包行李时,要仔细考虑如何避免这个棘手的问题。因为旅游的 原因五花八门,所以我们应该选择一个通用的打包原则能适用于任何类型的旅 游。

出发前,把你的行李称量一下,这是检查有无超量打包的最好方法。同时这 也能够避免行李过重时,付额外的航空行李运费。家里配置一个电子称量器能 让你检查行李是否超重,这能节省很多的时间和金钱。此外,还要注意你要搭 乘的航空公司和巴士公司对行李规格大小的规定。我们一直强调出游要轻巧打 包,是因为你可能随时都要带着行李进行长距离的步行。无论是在机场发生突发事件或者你的目的地需要,都要尽量让行李轻巧,轻松上路。让我们谈谈行李包里应该有什么。把考虑要带的物品铺展开是一个好方法,你可以在房间或客厅里进行,只要让自己能舒适收拾行李便可。当要轻巧打包 时,我们可以考虑好的情景,而不是糟糕的情景,除非这情景带来非常严重的 后果。要想想“不帶这个我们能過嗎?” 而不是“有这个我能做什么?”。当你犹豫要不要带一件的东西的时候,就把它放弃吧。为了让行李箱空间最大化放置你的衣物和物品,要灵活使用方格旅行包,真空袋,衣服压缩器。如果你是经常出游,这些工具是打包行李最好的帮手,能够让你更熟练打包,让你的物品放置整齐,免受损坏。牢記 “轻巧打包,轻松旅游”,你带的行李越少,旅游将会更加开心舒适。

Shanna Wu Pecoraro

写于2015年10月29号 NYC

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Build Your Closet’s Core This Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you’re in the United States, you’re likely taking a much-deserved day off to be merry and eat a bit too much.  We hope you enjoy.  For many, the annual 4-day holiday weekend at the end of November brings to mind thoughts of a family outing, some games indoors, football, or perhaps, some shopping.

Gentleman: Maybe you’re planning to avoid the holiday crowds by postponing your seasonal shopping to mid-December.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  But, keep in mind that thousands of businesses across the world, and seemingly the entire internet, will be ON SALE from Thursday morning through Monday evening.  These sales often involve flat percentage drops in pricing – 10, 20, 30, and event 50% off a single item or your entire purchase.  Many online retailers offer reduced or complimentary shipping, too.

If you’ve been putting off shopping for some basics to incorporate into your wardrobe, Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be ideal times to build your closet’s core at a discount.  Here are 9 items that are absolutely worth having in your closet! (Hint: get the best quality that you can afford; quality really makes difference)

  • T-shirts: V-neck or crew, in grey, white, and black
  • White or blue dress shirts
  • A pair of neutral color, flat-front wool dress trousers
  • V-neck cashmere sweaters
  • Socks to match your trousers (blue, black, brown)
  • Blazer (to go over sweaters or t-shirts)
  • Dark indigo classic 5-pocket jeans (no fades or holes) to bring a casual tone to any look
  • A classic cashmere scarf in a color that flatters your skin tone and features
  • A simple oxford shoe in high-shine patent leather (add some fun to your feet, while maintaining a seriously edgy look about you)

Now that we’ve gone over the basics, think about what’s missing from your closet.  What would make your typical Monday outfitting easier?  Don’t hesitate .. get to shopping, and pick up a few staples today!

Happy Thanksgiving & happy shopping!

Shanna Wu Pecoraro, AICI CIP & the team of NYC Image Consultant Academy

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