In my etiquette workshops, I stress the importance of being aware of body language. These days every phone is equipped with both a video and still camera, so you never know who might be looking, recording or snapping pictures of you and your actions.
Case in point, at Monday’s post-inaugural luncheon, First Lady Michelle Obama was caught rolling her eyes at Speaker John Boehner. Although there is no audio of what was said, it has been speculated that it was a joke about The President not being able to smoke. Nevertheless, rolling your eyes is not a becoming gesture for anyone, especially for a First Lady.
Here are three things to keep in mind while dinning with others:
1. When eating, keep pace with others at the table.
2. Use good posture. Do not slouch.
3. Be aware of your body language — rolling your eyes, elbows on the table, etc.