Etiquette For Dummies

Etiquette For Dummies

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by Sue Fox
     
 

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Life is full of moments when you don’t 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

Overview

Life is full of moments when you don’t 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"provides comprehensive advice on practising every-day good behaviour, including 'do's and don'ts' on the use of wireless technology such as Blackberrys and iPods."  (Publishing News (Main) Friday 18th May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118051375
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
234,027
File size:
9 MB

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From the Publisher
"provides comprehensive advice on practising every-day good behaviour, including 'do's and don'ts' on the use of wireless technology such as Blackberrys and iPods."  (Publishing News (Main) Friday 18th May)
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Praise for Etiquette for Dummies

"This is the book for our times. Etiquette for Dummies has much to offer. Sue Fox's instructions and her down-to-earth tone -- peppered with examples and humor -- take away the fear of the way we approach etiquette in particular and life in general. A highly readable and invaluable book." -- Joie Gregory, The Right Fork, New York

"An energetic and entertaining advance in the education of etiquette. Sue Fox's writing is fun, educational, and easy-to-use! An essential for anyone interested in preserving politeness in society." --Tamera J. Friesen, Owner and Founder of Everyday Etiquette

"Somehow, somewhere, all of us have blown a social or business interaction and realized … too late … what we should have done or said. This book will keep those gaffes to a minimum. But more than that, Sue Fox gives the reader priceless tools for polishing one's image and moving through our complex lives with an aura of class." --Suzanne Saunders Shaw, Business Reporter, San Francisco

Meet the Author

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

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