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How to Stand Like a Lady – with Poise and Elegance

Learning how to stand like a lady with poise and elegance, can make you appear thinner, younger, healthier, and more feminine.  It also helps to know how to stand in a pleasing way when you have a camera pointed at you, so as to be sure that you are going to be happy with the photo. Differences between men and women There is a clear difference between the stance of a man and that of a woman.  A man desires to create strong and straight lines, while a woman seeks to create shape and curve in her stance. Keeping the spine aligned […]

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how to greet people

Greetings – How to meet people with style and grace

I always remember the expression that “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  The first time that you meet someone is a landmark event for any future contact that you may have with that person.  This makes it very important to start off the relationship in a healthy way, and know how to meet people with style and grace.  If you take a moment to think about some of the people that you know, you will most likely have a very clear memory of your first meeting, as well as your initial impressions as to their character. […]

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Taste Wine

How to taste wine like a pro

If you have been invited to a wine tasting and you have no idea what to do, then this article is for you.  You will at least know how to look like you know how to taste wine like a pro. 1.  Look 2.  Smell 3.  Taste That will get you through just about any wine tasting.  Look at the wine as though you are inspecting it for certain qualities, smell the wine as if you can identify specific aromas, and taste the wine as if you could tell a good wine from a bad one.  “I enjoy a glass […]

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Shake hands

Shake hands confidently as a woman

In the westernized business environment, it has become commonplace for women to shake hands with clients and associates.  This also can extend in the social environment, depending on the situation. Women can have a tendency to offer a very limp handshake, or otherwise behave like Sumo wrestlers.  This makes it very important for a lady to learn how to shake hands in a way which does not make the other person feel uncomfortable.  After all, one of the main objectives of becoming a lady is to present yourself to the world in a way which is pleasing and not confrontational.  […]

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Getting out of a car with poise

Getting in and out of a car with poise

This is a favorite with the paparazzi.  Every week there seems to be another terribly embarrassing photograph of a celebrity ungraciously getting in or out of a car.    All of the fame and money in the world is no substitute for an education in female poise. Why poise is important Most women will live their entire life without giving poise in a car a second thought.  We may be like men in that we are both human and both put on our pants one leg at a time, but that is where the similarity ends.  Our society is moving towards […]

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Crossed Legs like a lady

How to Cross your Legs like a Lady

Many women will see this title as a contradiction. This is because strict etiquette says that a real lady does not cross her legs, so it should not be possible to say that a woman can have crossed legs. Well… I live in the real world… The reality is that over 70% of women have crossed legs when sitting. Etiquette and deportment needs to move with the times and be something that is suitable for the 21st-century woman. Women no longer receive the training in their youth to strengthen their inner thigh muscles through keeping their legs close together when […]

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First Impressions Matter – How to Make a Good First Impression

Never underestimate the importance of making a good first impression The moment I see her, I get a sense that she is someone special….  Her posture is my first impression, for her form is obvious to me, well before I can make out any of the finer details. She holds herself upright with a straight back and a raised head. I know that only training allows her to keep her shoulders back with effortless ease. She is sitting comfortably with her knees together. I already know that she walks with an elegant grace. I can’t help but admire her already. […]

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