This classy description is not for everyone, in fact, a couple of us over the years have found ourselves in situations that did not have any class whatsoever but we still had to move on. Being a classy lady or gentleman isn’t always easy as most of us were not born with silver spoons and we could not have etiquette classes when we were younger.
Just because your etiquette game isn’t strong or you did not attend a class on it doesn’t mean you can’t strengthen your classy muscles. This post wants to give you lessons on how to be a little more proper.
- Recall Your Manners: If you’ve ever been told that you don’t have manners or you lack it, please, recall it quickly. Everybody likes a good old fashioned Thank You and Please. In the world of class, It’s the little things that count, and that’s definitely the case with manners.
- A Helping Hand: There is absolutely nothing wrong in offering to lend some help, whether it is a friend who is going through a rough time or sounds overwhelmed or a stranger who is stranded. Helping people will automatically put you in the ultimate classy lady/man category. Some people just need an extra hand, which would take the weight off their shoulders.
- The Written Word: One thing, you’ll agree about old money is the fact that they wrote a lot. Cards, notes, you name it. Now that we have social media platforms, try to type something sweet now and again- in full words, without abbreviations.
- First Impressions: First impressions are everything in the world of class especially when it comes to meeting people. There is proper etiquette for meeting a person; Stand up straight and shake a person’s hand gently but firmly as you introduce yourself. Remember to smile. Say your name and then repeat theirs so you won’t forget it.
- Phones should disappear: I know your phone is an extension of you by default but you should drop it. Nobody who has ever been called a good or active listener was constantly on their phone. When you’re having a conversation with someone, put down your phone and look at the person you are talking to, not your social media platforms.
- Language: Some of you have a never-ending stream of cuss words that you are thinking of, every single time and you do not know when and where to not blurt it out. Make sure you have the right audience for the language you use. If you have terrible language, just make sure you’re not in the company of classy people.