Book of Etiquette

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A truly encyclopedic view of etiquette explains the historical reasons for a particular faux pas, as well as the differences in etiquette from one culture to another. Every social situation is covered: from formal dinners to intimate settings, from weddings and funerals to successful business etiquette. You also learn to cope with fast-changing new rules for the Internet, cell phones, pagers, and other creations of the technological revolution.
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A truly encyclopedic view of etiquette explains the historical reasons for a particular faux pas, as well as the differences in etiquette from one culture to another. Every social situation is covered: from formal dinners to intimate settings, from weddings and funerals to successful business etiquette. You also learn to cope with fast-changing new rules for the Internet, cell phones, pagers, and other creations of the technological revolution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402713033
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/2/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 6.76 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Beginnings 8
Diplomacy 9
Convention & Protocol 10
Language of Diplomacy 11
Negotiations 11
Addressing by Title 12
United States Flag & National Anthem 14
Chivalry 17
Chivalry--Its Origin 18
Courtly Love 18
Knight Life & Training 19
Decline of Chivalry 20
Legacy of Chivalry 20
Modern Courtesies 22
Origins of Modern Courtesies 23
Classes & Class Systems 28
Impolite Behavior by Victorian Standards 29
Victorian Etiquette for the Ballroom 30
Country-Western Dance 31
Golf Etiquette 33
Manners & Customs in Other Countries 35
General Rules of Other Countries 36
Argentina 37
Australia 37
Austria 38
Belgium 38
Brazil 38
Canada 39
China 39
Denmark 40
England 40
Finland 41
France 42
Germany 43
Greece 44
Hong Kong 44
Hungary 45
India 45
Indonesia 45
Iran 46
Ireland 46
Italy 47
Japan 48
Poland 48
Russia 49
Saudi Arabia 49
Scotland 50
Singapore 51
Spain 51
Thailand 52
Etiquette Today 53
Current Etiquette 54
Manners in Everyday Life 54
Male Courtesies 55
How to Treat a Lady 56
How to Be a Lady 57
Women's Apparel 59
How to Be a Gentleman 60
Good Grooming 62
Greetings 63
Gift Protocol 63
Anniversary Gifts 66
Manners at Home 67
Manners in the Home 68
Acceptable Eating Habits 69
Children's Appearance 70
Applying Makeup 72
Teenager & Young Adult 72
Telephone 73
Cellular Phone 74
Teens & the Phone 75
Setting the Table 76
Dining Out Etiquette 78
Dining Out 79
Table Ready 79
Dating Etiquette 81
Etiquette & Dating 82
Dating 83
Breaking a Date 86
Taking Her Home 86
At the Door 87
Informal Entertaining Etiquette 88
Informal Entertaining 89
Dishing & Serving 89
Host & Hostess Duties 89
Guest Duties 90
Mingling & Dancing 90
House Parties & Overnight Guests 91
House Party Invitations 91
Informal Invitations 92
Guest Rooms 92
Picnic Planning 94
Hosting a Picnic 95
Pack It In, Pack It Out 96
Barbecue Time 97
Alfresco 98
Potlucks 99
Open House or Housewarming 100
Shower Time 102
Foods: Comfortable & Awkward 103
Formal Entertaining Etiquette 105
Formal Entertaining 106
Selecting & Seating Guests 108
Formal Invitations 108
Formal Invitation Styles 109
Meals & Food 111
Petiquette 112
Pets 113
Business Etiquette 115
Business Manners 116
Rules for the Public Servant 117
Workplace Etiquette 119
Dating Coworkers 121
Lotteries, Pools, Food & Charities 122
Firing Tact 122
Communication Etiquette 123
Conversation & Correspondence 124
Personal Questions & Hot Topics 125
Complaints, Sarcasm & Humor 125
Conversation Etiquette 126
Written Word 127
Thank-you Notes 127
Stationery 128
Letter of Introduction 129
Letter of Complaint 130
Personal Letters 131
Travel Etiquette 132
Travel About 133
Travel by Car 136
Foreign Travel 137
Social Obligations 138
Travel by Ship 138
Deck Chair Courtesy 139
Tipping on Board 139
Friendship & Romance on Board 139
Going Away & Bon Voyage Parties 140
Travel by Air 140
Hotels, Motels & Inns 142
Hotel Services & Tipping 143
Bed & Breakfasts 144
Differing Customs & Accommodations 144
Wedding Extravaganza 146
Weddings 147
Engagement of Marriage 147
Engagement Announcements 148
Announcements & Invitations 149
Complex Family Announcements 152
Parents Meeting Parents 154
Announcing the Engagement Publicly 154
Engagement Parties 155
Engagement Ring 155
Apparel for the Wedding Party 156
Bridal Attire 156
Bridal Attendants 158
Groom & His Attendants 158
Parents & Guests 159
Military Weddings 159
Civil Ceremony 160
Wedding Flowers 160
Wedding Gifts 161
Gifts for the Bride's Attendants 161
Gifts for the Ushers & Best Man 162
Gifts Between Bride & Groom 162
Wedding Ceremony Particulars 163
Traditional Reception 164
Receiving Line 165
Seating at the Wedding 165
Wedding Cake 166
Cost of the Wedding 167
Meeting with the Officiate 169
Choosing Bridal Attendants 169
Choosing Groom Attendants 171
Wedding Photographs 172
Guests' Wedding Attire 172
Single Parents at the Wedding 173
Further Wedding Complications 173
Elopement 174
Elopement Reception 175
Second Marriage 175
Funeral Etiquette 177
Funerals 178
Funeral Director & Clergy 179
Proper vs. Personal 179
Divorced Families 180
Children & Loss 180
Letter of Condolence 180
Caring for the Bereaved 181
Etiquette for People with Disabilities 182
Disabled or Handicapped 183
Netiquette 185
E-mail Common Sense 186
Index 189
Bibliography 192
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