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Office Function Advice

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How to get rid of the ever-present offensive “You”

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Can words make or break your relationship and image?
The answer is an unambiguous “Yes.”
Try to look back to the last conversation you had with a staff or loved one where both of you started a conversation peaceably but ended up having problem, conflict or angry conversation and, both became extremely emotional and couldn’t resolve what seemed to be the sudden problem.
What triggered the extreme emotion?
You may say it was a difference of opinion over the subject you discussed, and that is in part true. On the other hand from experience and study, my position on this is that even though you both differed in your opinions on the subject, it was not the difference that heightened the conversation to an emotional neck or decreased it. Rather, it was words that were used more either by one of you or both of you as you each put forward argument or contradicting argument. 
I would bet that the word being thrown around mostly more than any other words and the one that nudged the conversation int…

15 Christmas Party Etiquette for the Child Guest

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The Christmas Season is fast approaching and Children Christmas Parties and dinner invitations would soon be trooping in. These parties can be the source of memories for our children for the rest of their lives.  What better way to set unforgettable memories for your host than having a really well-bred child that is as charming as possible in all situations?
A mother once said to me, “I begi, stop disturbing my child with these your good manners. Hardly is any child polite anymore, why should my own child be?” If you are a mother and the idea of teaching your child good manners makes you feel cheated like this aforementioned mother, because some children hardly have it, it’s understandable. But if you turn your child’s back on good manners you would end up hurting your future, this is because having good manners help your child have an extra ordinary successful life.

A well-trained child is impeccable in manner. He or she speaks attractively, walks and moves faultlessly, plays fairly wi…

Be Etiquette Conscious

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Etiquette is like stage-lighting you don't notice it until it is bad. Be Etiquette Conscious!

Judge Courteously

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As a matter of etiquette be attentive to the likelihood that there is always more to the story than you are being told. Never quickly judge people harshly base on hearsay. Learn the art of discerning without weighing down. Be courteous in judging others!






Still, it was a sad state of the world that people judged others not by the best that they could be but by the worst thought in their own hearts. Elizabeth HoytDon't judge too harshly, for if your weaknesses were to be placed under your footsteps, most likely you would stumble and fall as well.     Richelle E. Goodrich

Poor Self-Image

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Poor self-image: People who hurt others are often in great pain themselves. 
Putting others down is a power trip that masks their own insecurities. Decide from today never to let anyone put you down again.

Keeping Your Relationship Renewed

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Keeping relationship happier as times goes by is not something that just happen by accident. For happiness to be an ongoing thing in a long time relationship some certain characters are required like paying attention to your partner and loving yourself. In short, to have a nurtured and nourished relationship requires that you learn to love your partner in ways that seemed meaningless, but are quite meaningful to them.
A friend of mine started courting this young man about two and half years ago. At the beginning stage of the relationship everything was quite happier. But of course everyone was on their best behavior to gain love and affection. However, in the recent time, she has been unhappy. She complains to me she miss being love. After countless advice on how to elbow the relationship into a cheerier one and no positive result, I suggested she tell her man what she is going through and what her needs are. Rather for the man to find the way for their relationship to be free of disap…

Get the Best of Speaking and Consulting Services

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DRS Etiquette and Image Consulting offers bespoke workshops on the following topics and the outcome of the workshops is bound to improve the productivity of your organization and your bottom-line: # BECOMING A MORE EFFECTIVE LEADER, MANAGER, OR EMPLOYEE # BOOST PRODUCTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE # IMPROVE TEAMWORK, CREATIVITY + INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS # SPEAK MORE EFFECTIVELY: IN-PERSON, ONLINE, OR VIA SOCIAL MEDIA # CONNECT SEAMLESSLY WITH CUSTOMERS AND COLLEAGUES # ENHANCE WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE # FUEL GROWTH AND INNOVATION # PROMOTE WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND CREATIVE THINKING # SHARPEN DICTION AND COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS


Damilola Ogunremi is an original training strategist in DRS Etiquette and Image Consulting. She has led corporate, organizational, and societal change through her many innovative concepts and strategies.  As a trainer, she has been providing etiquette products, group training and private consultation, to business professionals, individuals, seminars and workshops to as…

Public Indecencies You Should Avoid

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Behaving recklessly knowingly or unknowingly in public can have lasting negative effects on your image. Oftentimes, when you assume that it’s your life and is okay to behave as you please in public, you are likely to have an image disaster.
Many years back, I found myself behaving immaturely in public whenever I’m out with friends. This misbehavior left passing well-mannered people around gob struck. While some stopped and took notice when I misbehaved, others simply shook their head as they pass by acknowledging that I lack polish. For most of my younger and teen years I was prevented from going out. So while my friends maintained an inward voice interacting with me in public, I laughed loud and talk about everything on top of my voice. Not that I was not well brought up.
The excitement of being away from my dad’s watch was just usually so overwhelming that I did everything on the extreme with the little freedom I got. Mostly, I became so excited that no caution worked. In like man…

How to Avoid Excess Carbohydrates

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As an etiquette and Image Consultant, part of my work is helping you look good, present yourself well, feel good about yourself and stay healthy.
Many Nigerian foods and diets do contain too much carbohydrate which contain sugar and are stored as glycogen which is a fat content. As a result so many Nigerians are overweight even when they appear slim in stature. If you are heavy on carbohydrates intake congratulations, with this article you can now control your carbohydrate intake.
To start with, let’s look at what carbohydrates contain. Carbohydrates comprise sugars, starches and complex carbohydrates, including dietary fibre.

Functionality Glucose from starches and sugars are the main source of energy for body cells and is more efficiently used than the energy available from fat and protein. Glucose is the energy source required by the central nervous system. Carbohydrates have a protein sparing effect, allowing protein to be used for tissue growth. Dietary fibre is important in maint…

DRS Online Free Manners Training For Mums

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Some people wonder why etiquette training is necessary at all. They say don’t people naturally pick up on these skills throughout life? Not necessarily. Times have changed drastically during the past few decades, and etiquette and good manners are not nearly as pervasive or as clearly defined as they used to be.

Etiquette issues are far from trivial. No matter how brilliant a child may be his or her lack of etiquette and good manners will have negative impact on his or her success in life. If a child fails, well, so does his or her parents. And this is where our expertise becomes crucial to further the goal of parents who know intuitively that, a well-mannered child will have an extraordinary success in life. Join the DRS WhatsApp Virtual Learning Community for manners tips & strategies to help your children live in many good ways. View image for training details. CLICK TO REGISTER

Tips for Posting and Tagging Others

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Many of the things you can do with Facebook is show off contents of your blog, promote your business, share videos and photos. As a Facebook user, it is not uncommon thing to log onto your Facebook page to find yourself tagged in a photo album of event you know nothing about.
What is some etiquette rules for posting and “tagging “others on Facebook to keep the Facebook friendship experience fun and respectful?
Avoid posting unappealing photos – no matter how desperate you are to show off your new dress or hairstyle or whatever it is you wish to show off to your Facebook friends, don’t be in a hurry to post. Calm down and edit your photos first before publishing to the world. Don’t just post photos to Facebook. Not every of your photo needs to make it to Facebook, particularly those that are ugly, unfitting, embarrassing and paint a poor image of you and your environment.

Avoid aimless tagging – tagging others in photos that are inappropriate or meaningless is rude. Tag those who are pict…

PIS Breakfast Prayer

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Being part of Precious Integrity Schools,Breakfast Prayer for graduates was different from our previous training. Godliness met with good virtues. We were able to impart new and forgotten good qualities. DRS Etiquette and Image Consulting, we take the teachings of etiquette and good manners everywhere. Rich or poor, privileged or disadvantaged, every child deserve these skills to excel beyond all expectations.
To book Damilola Ogunremi for private coaching and for speaking engagements for your Women’s Groups, Clubs, Church Programs, Schools, Conferences, Seminars and Workshops,  call 08170768650 or send your enquiries to drsetiquetteconsulting@gmail.com