Etiquette for Dummies

Etiquette for Dummies

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Good manners matter -- and not just during formal events. Etiquette isn't just about which fork to use or how to hold a teacup. Good manners and etiquette are as important in the supermarket checkout line as they are at a state dinner. They are the key to surviving every human contact with your sense of humor and self-esteem intact. In most cases, it's just a matter of good old "Golden Rule" common sense -- do unto others as you would have them do unto you: for example, staying home from a dinner party when you're sick. And yes, sometimes it is about the right fork or the right form address. Wise, funny, and practical, Etiquette For Dummies is just what you need to be on your best behavior in every situation. From office parties to extended families, email to introductions, Sue Fox covers it all in this smart, sassy guide. Among other things, you'll find out how to: * Be more attuned to the needs and feelings of o thers * Beha ve considerately in everyday situations * Communicate graciously at home and at work * Avoid e-mail blunders and beeper bloopers * Eat out and entertain with confidence * Rise to the occasion at weddings and other formal events * Put others at ease in almost any situation * Raise well-mannered kids Once you start it, you'll probably want to read Etiquette For Dummies from cover to cover. But you don't have to. This ready reference was designed to let you plunge in anywhere and get what you need on: * Building better relationships through good etiquette -- with family, coworkers, clients, friends, and lovers * Projecting a positive image with good grooming and body language * Dressing for formal events * Entertaining and being entertained * The ins and outs of dining etiquette -- includes a chapter on wine etiquette * Conducting yourself during special occasions -- at home and abroad Packed with practical tips and examples, this anything-but-prissy primer explains how to behave with courtesy and consideration, whether you're answering your cell phone, opening a gift, attending a bat mitzvah, or addressing your father-in-law.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 383 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 22mm | 598.74g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764551701
  • 9780764551703

About Sue Fox

Sue Fox is founder and President of Etiquette Survival, Inc. As a former Event Manager at Apple Computer, Inc., Ms. Fox has ten years of experience in marketing and business protocol. She also has extensive experience in television and print and has been featured as an etiquette expert in major news media, including ABC World News, Fortune, Newsweek, Sunday London Times and Vogue. Ms. Fox has established over twenty-two 'Etiquette Survival' consultants across the U.S., Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia. She is the author of Etiquette For Dummies and Business Etiquette For Dummies. Her web site is at EtiquetteSurvivalInc.com.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. Etiquette: A Fancy Word for Getting Along with Others. About This Book. How This Book Is Organized. Icons Used in This Book. Part I: Building Better Relationships. Chapter 1: Good Manners Begin at Home. Chapter 2: Extending Courtesy to Your Extended Family. Chapter 3: Building Relationships Up and Down the Corporate Ladder. Chapter 4: Cultivating Friendships. Chapter 5: Sorting Out Gender Relations. Part II: Presenting Yourself Positively. Chapter 6: Your Most Important Presentation: Yourself. Chapter 7: Dressing Right for Every Occasion. Part III: Communicating with Care. Chapter 8: Communicating in the Business World. Chapter 9: The New Telephone Etiquette. Chapter 10: The Lost Art of Conversation. Chapter 11: Corresponding in the New Age. Chapter 12: Politely Navigating Cyberspace: The Rules of Netiquette. Part IV: Entertaining (And Being Entertained). Chapter 13: Hosting a Well-Mannered Event. Chapter 14: Being a Gracious Guest. Chapter 15: Giving and Receiving Graciously. Part V: Dining with Delight. Chapter 16: Manners Matter at the Table. Chapter 17: The Wonders of Wine. Chapter 18: Making Deals While Breaking Bread. Part VI: Conducting Yourself in Special Situations. Chapter 19: Marking Life's Major Events. Chapter 20: I Do, I Do! Engagements and Weddings. Chapter 21: Good Manners for a Good Trip. Chapter 22: Interacting with People Who Have Disabilities. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten Good-Manners Lessons for Children. Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Get Invited Back. Chapter 25: Ten Tipping Situations and How to Handle Them. Chapter 26: Ten Common Etiquette Mistakes. Index. Book Registration Information.show more

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