Grooming is an art!
Go ahead and master it.

When was the last time you stepped outside your house, looking as if you've just rolled out of bed. Don't remember? Well, times have changed. Just like women, men are now expected to present themselves with clean style and confidence, in the worlds of both business and pleasure. Researchers found out that men spend 83 minutes a day on personal grooming. On the contrary, women take just 79 minutes. Not at all shocking!

Since with a hectic life, many of us do not have the time to step into a salon or spa, with a proper men's grooming regime, a man can look as if he just stepped out of an expensive day spa. So go ahead, try using some of our simple tips and get ready to make a strong statement!

How To Charm A Social Gathering

It's the office party tomorrow night and instead of being excited and all geared up you are nervous because you find it difficult to mingle with people, especially strangers. When you were a kid you were told to stay off strangers. The advice may have worked well back then but you can't afford to not talk to strangers now lest you'll soon...

When you were a kid you were told to stay off strangers. The advice may have worked well back then but you can't afford to not talk to strangers now lest you'll soon be ostraicized and living in your own little world bereft of friends.

Here are some guidelines for standing out from the crowd at a social gathering:

A Good Opener

The good ol' rule of 'well begun is half done' applies here as well. Approaching someone out of the blue becomes a lot easier if you have the right words to say. If you're meeting someone for the first time, start by giving your brief introduction and offer your hand in greeting. You can also go a step ahead by complimenting the person on an item of clothing.

Kill the Nervousness

We know it's only natural to get nervous at a place which is full of strangers but with some amount of effort you can easily conceal your nerves. Project an aura of confidence while in the party. Steer clear of habits like shaking legs, playing with the change in your pockets etc. Appear at ease under all circumstances.

Prepare in Advance

To avoid moments when you are at loss of words while in a group of people, you must prepare in advance. You can prepare about three topic central to the event you are attending. For example, if you're at a business seminar you can talk about the industry you operate in and if you're at a night club you can talk about the city and its trendiest nightspots.

Make Eye Contact

Good eye contact helps you to gel well the people. It gives a sense that you are engaged and interested in the ongoing conversation. It also makes you feel more confident.

Add Some Humour

Well this one is simple. Most people enjoy the company of people who can make them laugh. You must keep on cracking jokes (not too awkward ones) occasionally and you must have a few funny anecdotes to share. One liners and short stories can come really handy here. The laughter and positive vibes which will be generated due to that will help you leave a lasting impression on the people around you.