Man Rules: How to be a Gentleman
In order to be a gentleman, you have to…
Lose the hairs
Groom yourself like you want to be seen. Get rid of those nasty nose hairs that peek out a people when you’re talking. Don’t forget to check the ears and eyebrows as well. You want people paying attention to what you say, not what’s growing from your face.
Speak the truth
Everyone has told a fib here and there… but was it worth it? Tell the truth, it will leave you feeling better about yourself and not having to worry about remembering any lies that you told in the past.
Did you write that?
Here is a closing technique that was taught to me when I first started in the biz… write HANDWRITTEN notes to clients and future clients. It shows that you took the time to actually take a piece of paper and show them you care. It will separate you from the rest of the pack and leave a lasting impression on your future clients.
Coming on or getting off?
So there you are, in a rush to get to the 14th floor for an important meeting. The elevator comes, the door opens, what do you do? Don’t be that guy that runs onto the elevator without waiting for people to get off. It’s not saving you any time and you’re not helping your image either. Wait for people to get off before hurdling yourself in there. People will appreciate it and so will the people around you.
Shake like a man
Don’t be the wrist breaker but make sure your grip is firm. Its the first impression you give when meeting someone and could possibly be a story later on. Make sure you go in with a firm shake and grip.
When you call someone to chat and you don’t have an appointment with them, make sure its ok and they have a few minutes. Don’t just dive into a conversation without asking “Do you have a few minutes to talk”. It will let you know that they have a few and will let them have the chance to tell you they don’t rather than rambling on without them listening.
How are you?
If you’re asking, you’re also letting them know you’re going to listen. Make sure you prepare yourself for this one… not everyone is having a great day like you.
Listen, if you’re not using it, remove it. It’s one of the most annoying things to see and hear if you’re not on them. People won’t respond to you if you’re wearing one because their most likely thinking you’re talking to someone else.
Why thank you!
Say it and mean it. If someone opens the door for you, say it. If someone pays you a complement, say it. You will be surprised as to how many people don’t use this word. You will also be surprise as to how far this word can get you.
Man you look good
Keep yourself looking good and feeling good. Keep that face shaved and moisturized. Remove those bags under your eyes. Use a body wash that will keep you smelling good all day. All of this and more can be found at any men’s skin care site. Go ahead and give it a try, but don’t forget the first 9 steps too!