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Everyday Etiquette: How to Navigate 101 Common and Uncommon Social Situations / Edition 1
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Everyday Etiquette: How to Navigate 101 Common and Uncommon Social Situations / Edition 1

by Patricia Rossi
 

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ISBN-10: 0312604270

ISBN-13: 9780312604271

Pub. Date: 09/13/2011

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The secret to self-confidence is to know and understand the rules of social engagement before you're in the middle of an uncomfortable situation.

Do you know how to:
Pick the right fork?
Shine at a networking event?
Write a Thank you Note?
Shake hands?
RSVP to an invitation? Say no to a request for a favor?Use social media with

Overview

The secret to self-confidence is to know and understand the rules of social engagement before you're in the middle of an uncomfortable situation.

Do you know how to:
Pick the right fork?
Shine at a networking event?
Write a Thank you Note?
Shake hands?
RSVP to an invitation? Say no to a request for a favor?Use social media with clarity?Behave at a sporting event?
Say the perfect thing at a funeral?Smoke a cigar in public?

Etiquette isn't just something you need on formal occasions. It's a blueprint for how to behave every day, in every situation, to make interactions between people smooth and pleasant, with no ruffled feathers, misunderstandings or hurt feelings. It helps you smoothly transition from college to corporate life, and from professional obligations to personal ones. Etiquette doesn't exist to add a layer of extra rules to life—it's there to guide us to treat each other with kindness and consideration in our personal and professional lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312604271
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
179,205
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Test Your Etiquette IQ xi

Introduction 1

1 Introducing Yourself 3

The Approach 5

Proper Introductions 5

Body Language 6

What to Say 7

The Handshake 7

2 Communicating with Confidence 11

Cell Phones 12

E-mail 14

Text Messaging 16

Making Conversation 17

Name Game 19

Politely Ending a Conversation 20

Responding to Gossip 21

3 Social Media in Modern Times 23

Facebook 25

Twitter 27

LinkedIn 29

Skype 31

YouTube 32

Blogging 33

4 Table Manners 36

Bread and Soup Courses 40

Entrees: Continental / American 43

Dinner Parties: Host and Guest Responsibilities 45

Banquets and Buffets 47

Taboo Table Topics 48

Wine Etiquette 49

Toasts 51

5 Business Matters 54

Business Cards 55

Business Lunches: Host and Guest Responsibilities 57

Casual Friday 60

Conferencing: Business Meetings / Teleconferences / Videoconferences 61

Home Office 64

Interview Necessities 66

Networking?Building New and Lasting Relationships 67

Office Cubicles 70

Office Parties 72

6 Children 74

Help Your Child Shine! 75

Play Dates: Host and Guest Responsibilities 76

Sleepbvers 78

Children's Birthday Parties: Guest and Host Responsibilities 81

Back-to-School Success 84

Sportsmanship 86

Ghoulishly Good Manners for Halloween 89

Social Etiquette and Respect for Others 90

Thank-You Notes Your Kids Will Love Writing 92

7 Petiquette 94

The Dog Park 95

Pets and Travel 97

Visiting the Veterinarian's Office 100

Service Animal Etiquette 102

Cat Owner Etiquette 103

8 Travel 106

Airplane / Airport Etiquette 107

Bed-and-Breakfasts 109

Camping 110

Cruises 111

Hotels 114

How to Be a Great Host 116

How to Be a Great Houseguest 118

Traveling by Train 122

9 Giving and Receiving Gifts 124

Gift Giving 126

Receiving Gifts 129

Regifting 130

10 Invitations, Sympathy Cards, and Thank-You Notes 132

Evites / Invitations / RSVP Etiquette 133

Sympathy Cards 135

Thank-You Notes 136

11 Out and About 142

Art Museums 143

Beach Day 144

Boating 146

Concerts 147

Dating Dos and Don'ts 150

Fragrance in Public 153

Getting Around 154

The Grocery Store 155

The Gym 156

Hospital Visits 158

Internet Cafe and Wi-Fi Manners 160

Mingle, Mingle, Mingle! 162

Movie Theaters 163

New Neighbors 164

Poolside 166

Spas 167

Tattoo Studios 169

The Theater / Performing Arts Center 171

Theme Parks 172

Tips on Tipping 174

Tobacconist Tips for the Cigar Enthusiast 175

The Zoo 177

12 Sports 179

Championship Game Parties: Super Bowl / World Series / Etc 180

Golf 181

Nascar 183

Poker 186

Skyboxes 186

Stadiums 189

Tailgating 190

Tennis 192

Triathlons 193

13 Encouragement in Tough Times 198

Bad News and How to Handle It 199

Job Loss or Bankruptcy 200

Funerals 202

Illness / Unfavorable Medical Diagnosis 206

14 Celebrations 207

Anniversaries 207

Bridal and Baby Showers 209

Graduations 212

Religious Birth and Coming-of-Age Ceremonies 213

Quinceaneras and Sweet Sixteens 216

Weddings 217

Questions and Answers 221

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