Don’t you hate those people who talk really loudly into their blue tooth earpieces as you try desperately to keep your personal space from being invaded by the 900 other people on the cross town bus? Yea. So do we.
And while YOU would, clearly, never be so rude, here are our top 4 cell phone etiquette rules you’ll never break again:
If you’re in a public place (ie restaurant, movie theatre, place of worship), turn off your phone or, at least, put it on vibrate.
If you must take a call in a public place, try to keep a distance of at least 10 ft between you and the person closest to you. And, lower your voice so no one else has to hear your private business.
Be present, both mentally and physically, when you are hanging out with friends and family. So, put the phone down. If the phone rings, keep it brief and offer to call back at a more convenient time.
Don’t text and drive. It can wait.
Have some friends who need to brush up on their cell phone etiquette this month? We’ve got a board full of pins that you can share.
Liz King Caruso is an Event Strategist, Consultant and Speaker. As CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk, she has helped countless thought leaders grow their audience and sell their products through in-person, virtual & hybrid events. Liz is a big-picture person – passionate about tying events into an overall sales and marketing strategy and being efficient at every point of the process. Technology is her niche and she’s obsessed with helping organizations of every size leverage technology to produce more engaging and seamless event experiences.
In addition to her client work, Liz connects & educates her industry colleagues through platforms she has built – techsytalk GLOBAL, the techsytalk community & IGNITE Consulting program.
Liz has been featured as Eventex’s 50 Most Innovative Virtual Meeting Planners, Successful Meetings list of 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry, Top 5 Women in Event Tech, amongst other awards.