Written on the 10 February 2008 by Rachel Quilty of Jump the Q.
With the rebirth of High Teas as the new networking event, proper etiquette is vital. Many decisions are made at social events, knowing how to be comfortable in those environments is essential so you can put the business of what to do behind you and focus on your networking. Proper etiquette plays a large role in effective networking, because good manners go far beyond the dinner table and leave a lasting impression. As the pendulum begins to swing away from casual business dressing and toward a return to elegance, we are also experiencing the return of manners, etiquette and the social graces.
The art and ceremony of tea has made a comeback for business and social entertaining. In most major cities, one or more hotels or Teahouse now serve afternoon tea and/or high tea between the hours of two and six o’clock.
Remember these important points at your next High Tea function:
1. Pick up your cup and saucer together - holding the saucer in one hand and cup in the other.
2. Never leave your spoon in the cup and be sure not to sip your tea from the spoon either.
3. After stirring, place your spoon quietly on the saucer, behind the cup, on the right hand side under the handle.
4. Contrary to popular belief, the ring and pinkie fingers should not be extended, but should rest by curving gently back toward your wrist.
5. Most people refer to afternoon tea as high tea, a popular label in the US and Australia however, high tea, or "meat tea" is dinner.
Tea is incredibly civilised and is a gracious and refined way to do business. Imagine sitting down in a quiet, elegant area of a hotel away from the frantic pace of an office and the timeless ritual of tea begins. Register your interest in our next High Tea Etiquette Class today before your next function.Our High Tea Etiquette Classes are popular! Start focusing on business and not on what to do next.
Why the brush up on social graces? More than a passing fancy, good manners have always been the icing of the cake in terms of effectively delivering communications to a client.
As you can see there is alot to know about the correct way. Learn the beautiful art of High Tea! Jump the Q with our delightful 2 hour High Tea Etiquette Workshops.
Our High Tea and Etiquette Workshop can help you to:
? relax and enjoy a beautiful high tea
? expand your high tea etiqette knowledge
? be at ease and confident in your social actions
? increase networking effectiveness and focus on clients
? melt seamlessly into your next function
Enjoy the finer things in life as we provide a brief explanation of High Tea’s history and etiquette. Bring a friend and make an afternoon of it. You’ll thoroughly enjoy it!
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Duration: 2 hour informative and relaxing workshop
? Melbourne High Tea & Etiquette Workshop - Tuesday 17 June 2008, 2008, 3pm – 5pm
? Sydney High Tea & Etiquette Workshop – Thursday 15 May 2008, 2pm – 4pm
? Brisbane High Tea & Etiquette Workshop - Friday 23rd May 2008, 3pm – 5pm
Training venue: Melbourne – The Hotel Windsor
Brisbane - Rockmount House, Jump the Q
Sydney - The Tea Room, Queen Victoria Building
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Tea Etiquette Quiz
Go ahead and find out what you know about yourself and the world around you. Best of luck!! The Tea Etiquette Quiz will test your knowledge of various issues surrounding proper etiquette relating to drinking tea, attending tea parties and the history of tea. The Tea Etiquette Quiz questions are carefully crafted so you can gauge how much you really know about proper behavior concerning tea.
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