From its roots in British nobility, as the female equivalent of "Lord", the term "Lady" carries a connotation of elegance and class. If you'd like to be thought of as a "Lady", the key is to mix traditional feminine ideals with modern reality in a way that works best for you.
This week's theme is 'Act Like A Lady'.
A lady out and about dresses nicely and has good posture.
Want to act like a lady? You must be well mannered.
Manners are a necessity to being ladylike. Choose your friends wisely. You do not want to be embarrassed by your friends, and you want friends who are on the same social and intellectual level as you are. Remember that actions speak louder than words. Always act appropriately.
Pull your skirt under your legs when sitting down. Always sit with your legs together or, if you must cross them, crossed only at the ankle and placed close to the seat, slightly to the side of you.
Gluttony or drunkenness during a party or business function shows one's lack of self-control and can cauase a loss of respect or potentially embarrassing moment in front of your peers. Burping or passing gas in the presence of others is bad etiquette as well.
Be sure to read up on books that teach proper etiquette.
Practice martyr-free modesty. A lady will acknowledge those who helped her before she takes any credit for herself. A lady is not self-absorbed. She doesn't flaunt herself, her valuables, or her accomplishments. A good reputation can surpass all of those things. Do not correct others unless they ask your advice. Do not act like you're better than anyone else. Never lose your cool.
Want to talk like a lady? Choose your words wisely. What you say and how you say it are two very important factors in exuding class. Always speak at a soft to moderate tone - you should never raise your voice. If you have nothing good to say then don't say anything at all - take that to heart! Cursing or telling dirty jokes are also inappropriate. You must always be level-headed and keep your cool, especially in public. Sharpen your mind. Keep yourself informed of world events, politics, selected movies, plays, and music. This way you'll be able to participate in stimulating conversations with a wide range of people. Being cultured expands one's knowledge and interested and enables you to develop meaningful business relationships.
See you next time,