Manners That Matter Most: The Easy Guide to Etiquette At Home and In the World

Manners That Matter Most: The Easy Guide to Etiquette At Home and In the World

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578265183
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Series: Little Book. Big Idea. Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 575,543
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

June Eding is an accomplished writer having authored a number of books such as Who Was Queen Elizabeth?, A Little Book of Love, Thank You, Snow Magic, Peace, and Trooper's Triumphs. She has also written for The Humane Society of Missouri. She currently lives in New York City.

Norah Lawlor
is the Founder and Principal of Lawlor Media Group Inc., a New York-based boutique strategy PR firm focused on a luxury lifestyle clientele ranging from not-for-profit to real estate, hospitality, travel, and entertainment. She lives in New York City and has both written and contributed to a range of publications on the social and society scene in New York, the Hamptons, and internationally.

Read an Excerpt

For people with good manners, doors are constantly opening.

Well-mannered people turn chance meetings into rewarding relationships. They approach formal events or stressful meetings with less anxiety and more confidence. They navigate life’s twists and turns successfully, maintaining control and keeping perspective on what matters.

This is because behaving with consideration toward others—the guiding tenet of good manners—has multiple benefits. As we go through our days, the simple practice of showing kindness to each other, like saying “please” and “thank you,” showing up on time, and getting back to someone promptly, goes a long way. Good manners help us make a good impression, provide us with structure and reassurance, and help us get through life’s rough spots with aplomb.

The goal of good manners is not perfection. In fact, good manners guide us when we do something wrong or when things don’t turn out as planned. When it’s time to make an apology, good manners help us communicate sincerely. When someone else is rude to us, being polite helps us handle the situation so it doesn’t get worse.

We all make mistakes, and life is unpredictable. When life throws us a curveball, good manners make the ups and downs easier to handle.

—Excerpt from the Introduction

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction

Chapter 1 - Why Do Good Manners Matter?
- Manners Make Life Easier
- The Power of a First Impression
- A More Profound Benefit
- How to Use This Book

Chapter 2 - Incorporating Good Manners Into Modern Life
- A Brief History of Etiquette
- Manners and Modern Life
- Challenges to Maintaining Good
- Manners at Home, at Work, and in a Technological World

Chapter 3 - 25 Essentials to Good Manners

Chapter 4 - Helpful Tips and Guidelines for Social Situations
- Table Manners
- How to Be a Good Host or Hostess
- How to Be a Good Guest
- Tips for More Enjoyable
- Conversation

Conclusion

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