Dear [generous donour],
Thank you so much for your support of the [amazing cause]. I’m pleased to share that, with your help, I was able to raise [an outrageous amount of money] last month. The funds raised help support [details of impressive project] in [location].
You can check out more about [impressive project] at [www.URL.com].
My friend Maryam, purveyor of all things Lady Like shared this quiz a few months back and I’ve been meaning to link to it. I bet Maryam and James Bond both nailed this test. I wish more people understood revolving door protocol. What might seem like cutting someone off to beat them to the door is actually just me trying to get the door in motion for them. Sigh. The best laid plans…..
The link to the original test is here. Not feeling testy? You can skip the quiz and just get to the answers here.
When greeting someone for the first time, a cupped handshake (in which my left hand covers the normal handshake) is a good way to show my sincerity and interest.
When socializing at a cocktail party, it is best to hold my glass in which hand?
c. It doesn’t make a difference
During a business meeting at an up-scale restaurant, a lady should expect a gentleman to pull her chair out for her.
a. Yes, or else he is not really a gentleman
b. No, the days of gallantry have passed
c. No, but it would be nice if he did
In Japan, gift-giving protocol dictates that it is best to avoid offering gifts wrapped in which color wrapping paper?
During a business meal, it is permissible to place my cellular telephone on the table?
The following is an appropriate introduction: Mr. Client Dubois, I would like to introduce to you Mrs. Boss Whitman.
Who goes through a revolving door first, the host or the visitor?
a. The Host
b. The Visitor
When is it okay to send confidential information via email or to discuss client business on a cell/mobile phone in a semi-private area?
b. Only when it is urgent
c. Email if it is a private address. Cell phone if not many people are around.
When you are finished eating, your napkin should be?
a. Folded loosely and placed on the right side of the plate.
b. Folded loosely and placed on the left side of the plate.
c. Folded loosely and placed in the center of the plate.
d. Placed on the seat of your chair.
When dining in India, which hand should you eat with?
a. The right hand
b. The left hand
c. Either hand
In which countries should the “OK” sign be avoided (thumb and forefinger forming a circle with other three fingers splayed upward)?
f. All of the above
When at meetings at which people are wearing name tags, the best place to put my name tag is on my left chest area.
Devote a few minutes today purely to the task of being grateful. And on a more practical note, before you go to bed, put a massive glass of water and an Advil on your night table.
Be generous with compliments today.
Make a good New Year’s day playlist and share it with a friend.
Buy some pantry staples so you can whip up a fabulous snack on the fly for guests who might drop in unexpectedly.
Hug a loved one for an extra long time.
Belt out a carol in the shower, full volume. Merry Christmas!
Reminisce about your favourite memory from last holiday, with those you were with.