Niakesha Woodley, a respected Certified HR Leader, Soft Skills Expert, & blogger had the pleasure of facilitating Business & Meal Dining Etiquette Workshop for Goodwill Alumni class. Goodwill Industries provide training and workshop opportunities for program participants including soft skills.
Why Are Soft Skills Important?
Soft skills are important because employers desire more of this from their workforce in order to achieve long-term business success. Soft skills reflect your personal attributes that enables you to engage well with other people. A key part of this is the importance in developing your interpersonal skills – how we interact with other people.
More businesses are realizing a need to place more value in relationship building. An increase number of workplace conflict continue to rise resulting in poor employee morale and productivity that can be costly for any business. Learning how to interact with people especially in the workplace is a soft skill individuals should always invest on improving for their own personal brand.
A few soft skills important to employers include:
- A positive attitude and demeanor
- Active listener
- Effective communicator
- Workplace professionalism
At the Business & Meal Dining Etiquette Workshop students learned the following:
- Presenting your best self & importance of your personal brand
- Appropriate conversation starters during a meal dining experience
- How perception matters in the business world
- Identify recognize informal and formal dining table setting and etiquette
- How to socialize with food at hand
- Proper us of utensils
It is always an honor any chance I get to share my talents to individuals ready to improve on their personal and professional development. Thank you to Goodwill Industries for having me.
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