Conquering stairs – Walk on the right side and be considerate
Elevator etiquette – As always: Ladies first is a good hint. Also, do not cut your boss off and keep private stuff out!
Gender-related guidelines – A hand kiss might be too old-fashioned.
How to greet in the right order in business situations: High ranking persons first (the partner would be treated on the same rank) -> ladies first -> oldest first (CAUTION: sandtrap)
How to carve chicken – It is only about finding joints and cutting them.
How to fold a napkin in a really nice way: Fold thoroughly, always flatten the creases.
How to fold your suit and dress shirt – And after you have folded your suit: lay it in a plastic zip with air in it so that it does not wrinkle.
How to pair food and drinks: Always try to match light-bodied drinks with light-bodied food and full-bodied drinks with full-bodied food.
How to properly compliment someone – Do not exaggerate, do not expect anything in return, be nice!
How to take compliments gracefully – Smile and say “thank you”. Depending on the situation, you may also agree with the compliment-giver.
How to taste beer and wine: Proper glassware is extremely important for tasting beer and wine.
Intercultural norms – Meeting different cultures can always be challenging for several reasons. Try to stay open-minded and be prepared for the possible customs and behaviors of your foreign guests or hosts, which might appear a bit strange to you.
Mastering correspondence – Be reminded: Check your spelling and only use abbreviations when needed!
Opening Presents – The time for opening your presents always depends on the number of guests. Up to 10 persons, open them after everybody received a drink. From ca. 10 to 20 persons, open them after dinner. If you have more guests, you should collect your gifts on a table and open them the next day. Don’t forget to write Thank-you-cards.
Telephone manners: Be polite and pay attention to the tone of your voice.
Wardrobe Tricks – Wear what you love and love what you wear – and do match the colour of your belt and shoes!