The Art of the Social Graces

The Art of the Social Graces

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by Bernadette Petrotta
     
 

Polite Society School of Etiquette (www.PoliteSocietySchool.com) presents The Art of the Social Graces. Whether you are a homemaker, business professional or student, The Art of the Social Graces offers practical knowledge in basic social skills for all occasions and settings, and includes useful information and advice to enhance one's lifestyle in the social and…  See more details below

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Polite Society School of Etiquette (www.PoliteSocietySchool.com) presents The Art of the Social Graces. Whether you are a homemaker, business professional or student, The Art of the Social Graces offers practical knowledge in basic social skills for all occasions and settings, and includes useful information and advice to enhance one's lifestyle in the social and business world. From beginning to end of ten clearly organized sections, accompanied by easy-to-follow illustrations, The Art of the Social Graces takes the reader through a brief history of etiquette, offers introduction methods, provides techniques for entertaining, invitations and dining, presents guidelines for table settings, and even puts forward the etiquette of tipping. Other topics include dressing for success, conducting oneself in the business world, and writing thank you notes.

In the Easy Entertaining section, the reader is presented information on table settings for formal dinners with a serving staff, informal dinners without a serving staff, family style dining, buffet style dining, and supplementary entertaining guidelines. Clear illustrations depict the various table settings discussed.

The section entitled, Graceful Dining Manners, is devoted to explaining, in great detail, the art of Continental and American dining. Easy-to-follow diagrams depict utensil rest and finished positions for these dining styles. Also included are instructions on dining at a buffet, the proper way to consume soup with and without soup bowl handles, and how to hold and drink from cups and stemware.

As an added bonus, The Art of the Social Graces contains a section on Victorian Afternoon Tea with instructions on making the perfect pot of tea, illustrated tea settings, and dining etiquette for scones, savories, and petit fours.

The Art of the Social Graces will empower readers with confidence and learning essentials that will be life changing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012018731
Publisher:
Petrotta, Bernadette
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,091,969
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Bernadette M. Petrotta is the founder and director of the Polite Society School of Etiquette. Her career in professionally teaching etiquette began in 1996. Since that time, she has become the expert of choice to many companies, schools, and individuals seeking etiquette knowledge in business and social situations.
Her entrepreneurial spirit, continuing education, and high quality teaching principles qualify her to be a leading source in this rapidly expanding industry.

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