Business etiquette is made up of significantly more important things than knowing which fork to use at lunch with a client. Unfortunately, in the perception of others, the devil is in the details. People may feel that if you can't be trusted not to embarrass yourself in business and social situations, you may lack the self-control necessary to be good at what you do. Etiquette is about presenting yourself with the kind of polish that shows you can be taken seriously. Etiquette is also about being comfortable around people (and making them comfortable around you!)
People are a key factor in your own and your business' success. Many potentially worthwhile and profitable alliances have been lost because of an unintentional breach of manners.
Dan McLeod, president of Positive Management Leadership Programs, a union avoidance company, says, "Show me a boss who treats his or her employees abrasively, and I'll show you an environment ripe for labor problems and obviously poor customers relations. Disrespectful and discourteous treatment of employees is passed along from the top."
A Jacket Lost
In the playground, May12, a Jacket, green in colour and with a zipper in the collar lost, finder please return it to the owner, Krutch. Room 203, Dormitory 9.
NOTICE OF ENGAGEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Holand Walshman have the honour to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lucy, to Mr. Samual Russell on Saturday, August 11, 20xx.
Thank you for your kind letter regarding your exceptional treatment by one of our employees.
A copy of your letter has been forwarded to the personnel department and will be included in the employee's file. So seldom is it that a customer takes the time to write a letter of appreciation,that I feel moved to reward your initiative. Please accept the enclosed certificate,which,when presented,will entitle the bearer to a ten percent discount on the merchandise being purchased at that time.
This is but a small token of our appreciation of customers such as you,upon whose satisfaction we have been allowed to grow and prosper in this highly competitive marketplace. Again,on behalf of our entire organization, a heart-felt thank you.
Everyone here at [name of firm] was saddened to learn of [name of employee] sudden illness.
We know that this came on without any warning and while the proceeds from the group policy insurance coverage will defray a substantial amount of the medical costs， you may have need for some additional financial assistance to see you through this difficult time.
Please do not hesitate to call on us if you need our assistance in this area. We consider [name of employee] to be one of our most valuable employees and a fine individual as well and would be most appreciative if you will let him know that we are all thinking of him
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The share price of IBM and AOL showed a upward trend from June until the end of 1998.However, while AOL shares then continued to rise steadily over the next three months, the price of IBM shares fell slightly. By March 1999 both shares were worth about $100.
AOL shares then shot up, almost doubling in value within four weeks. They reached a high of $180 in mid-April before collapsing to just over $100 per share at the beginning of May. There was a slight recovery during that month however, despite this by June 1999 the price of AOL shares was once again about $100. In contrast, despite minor fluctuations, IBM shares made a steady recovery over the three month period, finishing at just over $100, almost equal to AOL.
Dear Mr Zampieri
With reference to your letter dated 14 June, in which you requested information about A Cut Above, please find enclosed details about our company and the services we offer.
Our aim is always to provide our clients with the best possible combination of food, entertainment and location. By choosing A cut Above, you can relax and enjoy your special occasion while we do all the work. Events catered for by A cut Above include corporate functions such as conventions and Christmas balls and also family celebrations such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
A Cut Above offers a variety of services from simply providing a gourmet menu to helping you choose the right venue and organise entertainment. We specialise in using our experience to meet your nees. To help us achieve this aim, we always arrange a meeting with a new client well before the date of any event in order to discuss the various possibilities.
As you can appreciate, we are unable to give quotations before our initial briefing with a client as price per head vaires with choice of menu.
To arrange a meeting or for any further information, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Elena Polidoro on 0123 4578.
A Cut Above look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your letter of 2 November. We are delighted to hear that you are to pleased with the refurbishment of your hotel. As your know .in our line of work, we depend on good ,reports about our projects to win further business. Our clients always shop around and look for references before committing themselves. With your permission, we would like to use your hotel as a reference when we discuss similar refurbishments in the hotel industry . Would you agree to our suggesting that future clients should call you? It would also be most helpful if we could occasionally bring a client to look at your hotel . We would , of course , stay overnight at least.I’ll call you next week to hear your reaction. Thanks again for you kind words.
从11月2日的来函得悉阁下对贵饭店的整修感到满意，此消息对本公司实是一鼓励。 设计行业重视声誉，客人在选择设计公司时必然会有所比较。如蒙允许，本公司欲请贵饭店作推荐人，证明有关整修的质素。未知可否让其他客户来电垂询? 此外，如获允准间或联同客户前来参观贵饭店整修，定必有莫大帮助。当然，本公司会预订房间，至少留宿一晚。
Your delivery of [description of goods] which was received by us on [date] does not meet the specifications as outlined in our contract of [date] .
Inasmuch as this merchandise does not meet our requirements， we are hereby requesting that you suspend any future deliveries as called for in our herein referenced contract and release us from that certain contract.
Due to our contractual commitments， we must supply our customer with the appropriate goods within a specified period of time which requires that we now proceed to make our purchases from a different source.
We would appreciate receiving your release as soon as possible.
A number of employees clearly suffer from a lack of motivation as a result of dissatisfaction in one or more areas of their work. The key findings are outlined below:
Staff feel undervalued by the company, both on a financial and a personal level. It is generally felt that the companyˇs competitors offer higher levels of remuneration. The perception that the managers are unappreciative of staff efforts is particularly noticeable in the Sales Department.
Certain employees feel under-challenged. The company is clearly not exploiting its human resources.
There appears to be a breakdown of communication in the Production Department. The confusion and resultant ill-feeling towards managers has the potential to disrupt the production cycles.
We strongly recommend the following measures:
An evaluation of job profiles throughout the company to assess whether skills could be utilised more efficiently
A review of the current salary structure involving the comparison with similar organisations
It is also essential to investigate and take action regarding the communication in the Production and Sales Department.