Holiday season is a favorite for everyone, and why shouldn’t it be? It’s the perfect opportunity to let loose and enjoy expensive drinks without having to pay for them. However, when one is attending a company holiday party, letting lose isn’t quite much of an option because your behavior is still under scrutiny due to the presence of your bosses.
Now, if you’ve had a history of drinking too many cocktails and embarrassing yourself, here’s everything you need to know in order to keep a check on your happy-go-lucky party vibes:
Limit your Cocktails
The easiest and simplest solution to avoiding embarrassing situations is to keep a hold of yourself by limiting your number of cocktails. Now, we all understand that an open bar is the ultimate invitation to drown yourself in liquor, but the holiday season is only starting, and you can enjoy this liberty at several other occasions.
So, sit back and enjoy a cocktail or two without even entertaining the thought of having some shots. The trick is to take at least half an hour to finish one drink, that way, you can enjoy as many as you want without getting wasted.
Ladies and gentlemen, even though the party isn’t taking place during your traditional work hours, do not take it as an invitation to dress like you’re ready to hit the nightclubs. Always remember to pick out clothing options that you know for a fact will NEVER embarrass you in front of your co-workers and bosses. Your attire needs to be suitable for business settings, so steer clear of overstated embellishments, horridly tight seams and incredibly short lengths.
Being antisocial at a party is the worst thing you could do, especially if you’re a newbie and you want to make some friends. It doesn’t matter how many people you know, staying glued to your phone and staring at the dance floor in silent despair is not the answer. Take a minute to muster your confidence, scan the arena and spot the friendliest people you can mingle around with. Have a drink, loosen up and talk to people instead of aimlessly browsing through your Instagram feed.
Forget About Work
Office parties are the worst time to drone on about your work commitments, exciting projects and all the amazing achievements you’ve made this week. If you’re really enthusiastic about a project, it’s easy to keep talking without realizing how unbearably bored and annoyed your co-workers are. Make sure this party is the last place you’re caught talking about work.
Prepare your Better Half
If you’re taking your significant other or soon-to-be significant other to an office party, don’t forget to prepare them with all the essential need-to-knows. Remember, their behavior will be a direct reflection onto you, so guide them about the appropriate dress code and the right topics to converse with your friends, co-workers and your boss. Also, don’t forget to make sure they have a good time.
Ladies, the holiday season is just around the corner, and if you’re gearing up to plan your outfits for a crazy round of holiday parties, you’re going to find this article loaded with inspiration. I’m going to help you create some of the easiest and simplest style statements that are guaranteed to be an instant hit at a holiday party.
Alison Vaughn will be speaking at the upcoming 2017 Women Entrepreneurs Conference on Saturday, November 18, at the University of Michigan Detroit Center. She will be leading a session on the power of networking to increase your net worth, something every small business owner can benefit from.
Register at http://www.mafedetroit.org/weconference.
The 2017 Women Entrepreneurs Conference offers a unique opportunity to:
CONNECT with like-minded women entrepreneurs to share experiences and stories to help encourage and support other entrepreneurs
CULTIVATE new business relationships with business experts and organizations dedicated to strengthening and advancing women’s success in starting and scaling high-growth businesses.
CELEBRATE the contributions and impact of women entrepreneurs to Michigan’s economy.
The event will also feature an interactive panel discussion, the “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” award presentation, and the opportunity to meet and network with inspiring women leaders and entrepreneurs from across the state.
Register at http://www.mafedetroit.org/weconference.
Alison Vaughn Speaks at the Black Diamonds Conference in Cleveland, Ohio
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Jackets For Jobs, Founder and CEO received the Community Service Award from Michigan State University Black Alumni during MSU Homecoming Weekend
Jackets For Jobs, Founder and CEO received the Community Service Award from Michigan State University Black Alumni during MSU Homecoming Weekend. October 2017
Alison Vaughn will be the guest speaker at the Women Entrepreneurs Conference in November sponsored by the Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs
Alison Vaughn will be the guest speaker at the Women Entrepreneurs Conference in November sponsored by the Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs.
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