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How to Have Your Best Holiday Season Ever!

by DC Editor

December 11, 2015
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Here are some practical tips to help you through the holidays. 

When talking to relatives who you haven’t seen in a while …

  1. Prepare ahead of time. Ask close relatives about events, issues, challenges family members may have been facing since you saw them last.
  2. Begin in a friendly way.
  3. Begin with praise and honest appreciation
  4. Become genuinely interested in them.
  5. Be a good listener and encourage them to talk about themselves.
  6. If possible, keep it light. It’s OK to use small talk.

Having a great time at holiday parties…

  • Dress appropriately. Ask what the expected dress code is and plan your outfit ahead of time. Better yet, treat yourself to something new!
  • Have Conversation Topics ready. In the Dale Carnegie Course®, we teach the Conversation Stack. Here is the special Holiday Version: Name, Live, Family, Holiday Plans, Travel, Work, Hobbies, Goals/New Year’s Resolutions.
  • Try to visit with a few people. Spend enough time with people to show interest and have meaningful conversations.
  • Limit your consumption of alcohol – for health, safety and reputation.
  • Relax and have fun.

Happy Holidays from the Dale Carnegie Ontario & Maritimes Team!

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Written by: Troy Treleaven, Regional Vice-President/Managing Partner, Dale Carnegie Business Group, Direct: 905-928-1034

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