Teaching Greetings - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Teaching Greetings - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Seven Dimensions
Updated Feb 12, 2019

Carol starts by criticizing the way Carlos had difficulties with names and titles. Alex explains to Carlos how to address people using either their title and last name or their first name, but not a combination of their title and first name.  Alex also explains to Carlos the differences between greeting people on the telephone and greeting them in person. Carol criticizes Carlos when he tries to deal with someone who is very angry, her criticism largely being about his pronunciation. Alex patiently teaches Carlos how to make people feel comfortable and is very encouraging while Carol continues to be critical of his abilities in a demeaning way.  Alex also helps Carlos better understand his role and what behavior is expected at the front desk.

Key Learning Points
An everyday greeting is usually taken for granted. Yet judgments are often made from those first words


  • Don’t assume greetings are easy
    INSTEAD: See the benefit of coaching
  • Don’t forget names and titles
    INSTEAD: Greet people professionally
  • Don’t assume small talk is small value
    INSTEAD: Develop the skills to build rapport
  • Don’t expect immediate perfection
    INSTEAD: Celebrate each step forward

Comedy makes learning fun

This course is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown, starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. A powerful training series covering topics every workplace needs to address. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone.

Cutting Edge Communication follows several characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will amaze and enter-train, covering important lessons in human interaction, motivation, leadership, service, unprofessional behavior, apologizing, negotiating, stress, difficult people among many other workplace hot button issues.

Everyone will laugh and learn with these short episodes that highlight dos and don'ts. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.