Etiquette For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2011 - Reference - 384 pages
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Life is full of moments when you donít know how to act or how to handle yourself in front of other people. In these situations, etiquette is vital for keeping your sense of humor and your self-esteem intact. But etiquette is not a behavior that you should just turn on and off. This stuffy French word that translates into getting along with others allows you to put people at ease, make them feel good about a situation, and even improve your reputation.

Etiquette For Dummies approaches the subject from a practical point of view, throwing out the rulebook full of long, pointless lists. Instead, it sets up tough social situations and shows you how to navigate through them successfully, charming everyone with your politeness and social grace. This straightforward, no-nonsense guide will let you discover the ins and outs of:

  • Basic behavior for family, friends, relationships, and business
  • Grooming, dressing, and staying healthy
  • Coping with unexpected stuff like sneezing or feeling queasy
  • Maintaining a civilized relationship
  • Making friends and keeping them
  • Building positive relationships at work
  • Communicating effectively

This book shows you how to take on these situations and make them pleasant. It also gives you great advice for tipping appropriately in all types of services and setting stellar examples for your kids. Full of useful advice and written in a laid-back, friendly style, Etiquette For Dummies has all the tools you need to face any social situation with politeness and courtesy.

  

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User Review  - Jacqueline - Goodreads

A great reference for when you are a bit fuzzy on the correct way to do things. My copy is highlighted a lot! Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Starting Down the Road to Better Etiquette 7 Chapter 1 Examining Etiquette Basics
9
Becoming a Model of Good Manners
23
Presenting Yourself Positively
35
Fostering WellMannered Relationships
49
Fostering WellMannered Relationships 49 Chapter 4 Focusing on Courtesy with Your Family
51
Appreciating the Art of Friendships and Relationships
67
Appreciating the Art of Friendships and Relationships 67 Chapter 6 Showing Civility in the Working World
83
Thats Entertainment Meals
165
Drinking In the Wonders of Wine
191
Hosting a Memorable Event
203
Being a Gracious Guest
227
Giving and Receiving Gifts with Class
239
Making the Most of Special Situations 255 Chapter 17 Marking Lifes Major Events
257
I Do Celebrating Engagements and Weddings
273
On the Go Travel Manners for Land Sea and Air
303

Converse with Care Saying Everything Right
91
Catching Up on Correspondence
105
Todays Telephone Etiquette
121
Using New Rules for New Technology
133
Communicating in the Business World
145
Being Sensitive about Disabilities and Illnesses
321
Ten Etiquette Tips for Children and Teens
337
Index
347
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About the author (2011)

Sue Fox is the author of Business Etiquette For Dummies and a certified member of the International Association of Protocol Consultants.

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