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TIPS for corporate cocktail party which will shape you to build standout personality:
When meeting a celebrity or high profile people, do take an initiative to greet them because a cocktail party is the only time we can access high-ranking people.
Hold your beverage in your left hand, so that your right hand will not be wet, cold and clammy to shake hands with the opposite person.
Don’t overload your plate. Pick out your favourite food dish and then just nibble. If you are extremely hungry find an out of the way seat to eat and then resume mingling
In the party do not complain about the food, drinks or for the decor.
If you are standing up don’t try to eat and drink at the same time you may end up spoiling your or opposite person’s outfit.
If you are talking to someone in the party who is constantly scanning the room, move on to someone else.
While networking with high-end profiles talk about vision, new ideas, trends. Avoid talking about people.
Do not overstay your welcome, spend more than 5 to 10 minutes with anyone. The ideology behind a cocktail party is to mix and mingle.
Be respectful of personal space, don’t stand closer than 3 feet to someone else unless the room is very crowded. Everyone likes to maintain their bubble and personal space so stay alert.
One should be able to practise basic table manners and good etiquette’s
Make sure you dress appropriately for the cocktail party. For men especially, wearing shoes is mandatory
Make sure you have your business card along to network with like minded people so that you don’t waste time exchanging contact details via phone which sounds unprofessional.