Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 400,543 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,041 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 327,354 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,041 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 327,354 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 400,543 cutting edge ideas.

Guest of Honor Pro Etiquette Tips

Become a Memorable Guest of Honor (SPONSORED)

— April 12, 2014 — Lifestyle
It certainly does pay off when you say "Yes" to destiny, as a handful unsuspecting New Yorkers discovered last month at an immersive Heineken theater play. Peep the video above to watch how it all played out. However, making a memorable entrance is only one aspect of being the Guest of Honor. Just as important as making a lasting first impression, proper etiquette is needed to work a room and gain the favor of the crowd. Use these tips for polite and proper etiquette that will reinforce your status as the Guest of Honor.

Working the Guests
As the Guest of Honor, it's important to make those at the event feel welcomed, even though you aren't the host. It might seem to go without saying, but remembering people's names is a great way to make people feel like you genuinely care about getting to know them. This is easier said than done, especially for a social butterfly like yourself who's always meeting new people. There's no shame in doing a quick, "Before I hit the bar, remind me of your name again? And can I grab you a beer?" Then make sure to remember their name the second time around.

Look for opportunities to connect people you've just met with other new friends in the room. If you find out that your new acquaintance Ashley works in particle physics, and Deb just started her PhD in the subject, you can get away with a cheeky, "Oh you have to meet my dear friend Ashley!" even though you've just met her. This light-hearted self-deprecation is very charming, and the other guests will be grateful for your social finesse.

Refine Your Table Manners
Unlike eating out with friends at a late-night shawarma stand, dining etiquette is more refined. Basic etiquette rules apply (napkin in your lap, using the right cutlery for the right dish, etc.) Guests of Honor can take it to the next level by serving their neighbors and offering to reach for things you anticipate they may want. Be proactive about pouring drinks and helping the host out with any spills or unforeseen accidents.

If you’re not eating at a table, but instead just ordering appetizers at the bar, make sure everyone in your group gets served, and offer to order more snacks if you think there might not be enough to go around. Also, take special care not to pig out, even if there’s plenty left over.

Building on the previous tips, you are now even better equipped to take on the role of Guest of Honor. Stay tuned for the finale in this series, presented by Heineken.
6.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness