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Smartphone Use: Do’s And Don’ts In Social Situations

Smartphone Use: Do's And Don'ts In Social Situations

Michaela Launerts wrote her book to help the Millennial Generation on how to manage new technologies in social situations and face-to-face behaviours.

Here are a few tips when it comes to using your smartphone in public:

  1. Never place your phone on the dinner table. This is discourteous to the people with whom you are sharing a meal.
  2. Don’t call, answer, text or do anything else while engaging or interacting with other people. Be polite to actively listen to somebody, whether you are interested or not.
  3. If you need to answer an urgent and important call, simply excuse yourself and walk away so as not to interrupt or distract others.
  4. Respect others’ right to privacy. Avoiding using the speaker function on your phone unless you are in a private setting.
  5. Turn your phone off or switch it to silent mode if you are part of an audience, a group or in a professional environment. It is polite to consider others’ right to a quiet place.
  6. Avoid speaking loudly on your phone on public transport, in waiting rooms and in queues in general. Just as it is considered rude to eavesdrop or listen in on others’ conversations, so too is it rude to force your conversations upon them.
  7. Avoid using your phone in your daily interactions with others. Give the people with whom you are interacting with your full attention. This conveys a sense of respect for the person and/or the service that is being provided to you.

Check out other extracts from this book here:

What To Say In An Interview To Success In A Digital World

Public Speaking: Do's And Don'ts For The Millennial Generation

Robyn Foyster

Written by Robyn Foyster

Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also the owner and publisher of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn is the owner and founder of a tech business called AR tech, where she helped create the world's first AR community shopping app called Sweep and her team produced the 2018 Vivid app. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM.

Public Speaking: Do's And Don'ts For The Millennial Generation

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