Happy hour presents one of the best opportunities for you to strengthen both casual and professional relationships with your coworkers and superiors. Whether you're sipping on cocktails or enjoying a tasty seafood appetizer together, it's important that you take small steps when engaging in entertaining conversation throughout the evening. Here is a look at how to enjoy happy hour with your professional colleagues:
Pace Yourself if You Choose to Drink
When participating in a company happy hour, be sure to pace yourself throughout the evening. Order one beverage and sip on it for half an hour or longer so you don't become too intoxicated over the course of the outing. Remember that the point of the evening is not only to let loose, but to network with your colleagues and establish yourself as a reliable member of the team.
Know When to Switch to Water
As you drink a specialty cocktail or a refreshing beer at one of the top restaurants in Orlando, listen to your conscience when it comes to making the switch from alcohol to water or a soda. This is especially important if you need to be at work early the next morning. There are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages you can finish the night off with, such as a cranberry juice with club soda and lime.
Never Pressure Others to Drink
Remember to be sensitive and respectful of those who choose not to partake in the drinking aspect of your evening out. From health concerns to personal choice, there are a number of reasons why your coworkers may choose to abstain from drinking. Instead of asking them about their decision not to drink, make it a non-issue by focusing the conversation on other topics.
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