- When at a restaurant and your guest(s) have arrived, turn your phone off or put it on silent mode and place in your pocket, purse, or briefcase. Don’t put your phone on the restaurant table as you may be distracted and will stop making the human connection with your guest(s).
- During business meetings, show respect to the person conducting the meeting and put your phone on vibrate or, even better, turn your phone off. When I conduct a meeting, I ask everyone to show me respect by not looking at their phone or texting during the meeting.
- When having a face-to-face conversation with someone, don’t look at your phone every two minutes. If you have to check your phone, let the person know it’s for an important reason, but don’t make this a habit.
- When at a public event/performance, turn your phone off, if possible, especially if it’s dark and the light from your phone would disturb others. If you can’t turn your phone off, at least put it on vibrate and turn down the brightness of the backlight.
- Refrain from using your speaker phone in public. Why should others be forced to listen to your conversation?
- Don’t walk and text. If you have to text while on the go, stop walking before texting. Don’t be one of the many walking texters who bump into people, light poles, benches, and cars—and even walk off curbs or endanger themselves in the street. Your text is not as important as your life.
- Never text while driving. This puts yours and others’ lives in danger. To obtain a copy of Cell Phone Etiquette, visit: www.TechnologySpeechless.com Tweet this.
Do you have good cell phone manners? Following are some tips that will help you improve them and not drive those around you crazy.