Today we are going to be looking at the second part of some advice I was given by the first Hotel Duty Manager I ever spoke to in depth at the beginning of my career about Hotel Duty Management? Tony (carry on reading or watch the video).

I had sat down for a Coffee with Tony and I pass on to you now the remainder of the advice I was given from his scruffy piece of paper ….

11. Public speaking The ability to speak confidently to a large mass of people is a skill to be learnt.

12. Negotiation skills negotiation skills are important for any professional.

13. Cooking basic meals Know how to cook at least five basic meals dependent upon the culture you live in.

14. Dressing We’re not supposed to judge books by their covers, but it’s no secret that managers judge job candidates by their appearances.

15. Waking up on time In the professional world you need to figure out a personal strategy for getting up on time.

16. Know how to spend time alone As an Hotel Duty Manager, you should be able to spend time alone when needed.

17. Giving a good handshake Be sure to smile and make eye contact through-out.

18. Power napping It’s just 10 minutes long and you sit slightly upright, so that you don’t wake up groggy from a deep sleep.

19. Writing well Whether you’re sending an email to a friend or submitting a project report to your Hotel Manager, the ability to convey your thoughts in writing is crucial.

And finally

20. Performing Basic Life Saving Medical Procedures You can save the life of your family members, friends and complete strangers.

It was apparent we require a critical range of skills to perform Good Hotel Duty Management.

Thank you Tony for the confidence you gave me at the beginning of my career.

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