Getting Better at Hospitality #395

Getting Better at Hospitality #395

This week, Danielle shares some ideas for ways to make the most of the 24 hours we do have each day.

(Snippet from the Show)
“Having people over is about so much more than just entertaining. It’s about truly connecting with one another and building real community.”


The holiday season is right around the corner, and maybe you are giving some thought to holiday hospitality. Do you dread having people over? Or do you avoid it altogether because it just takes so much effort? Danielle shares some tips to help you overcome some of those obstacles and truly get better at hospitality.

  1. Have a plan.
    Think ahead about the things you might talk about with your guests or interesting topics of conversation.
  2. Just do it. A lot.
    If you are anxious about hosting, the simplest way to get over yourself is to just start doing it. The more you do it, the easier it will become.
  3. Start small.
    You don’t have to host a giant event or fancy dinner party. Just invite some friends for coffee or games.
  4. Let others help.
    Share the load! You can make things simpler by allowing guests to bring some of the food or otherwise help you prepare.
  5. Stay within your budget.
    It can be tempting to spend a lot of money trying to pull off the “perfect” event, but remember this is about connecting with others, not showing off. Plan a simple budget and stick with it.
  6. Don’t apologize.
    Don’t make the awkward mistake of pointing out all the things that are wrong with your home or your food to your guests. Be gracious and humble and authentically yourself.
  7. Be present.
    Make sure to truly listen and connect with your guests. That’s what it all about!

At the end of today’s show, Danielle answers a question from Jessie who is looking for help in breaking her habit of drinking too much coffee.


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