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How to Live Like a Gentleman: Lessons in Life, Manners, and Style

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Publisher Comments:

"A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait."  
                                                                --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
A man's place in today's world is a tricky one.  More than ever, a man needs to know the right way to behave in every social situation and what it means to be a modern gentleman.
 
This helpful handbook presents the classic manners and style that will turn the most socially inept male into a true gentleman. Walking and talking, meeting and greeting, wining and dining, How to Live Like a Gentleman is filled with all the practical advice a regular guy needs on what to wear and how to wear it, what to say, and how to act.
 
Read it and become the man you've always wanted to be. 

Synopsis:

Offering lessons in modern manners and style, How to Live Like a Gentleman is written by a man for men - and for the women in their lives. Packed with such indispensable information as how be the perfect host, how to decorate your home like a gentleman, and when to know if you should kiss her or go home, this handbook is filled with all the advice a regular guy needs to become a man of honor and decorum.

Synopsis:

Today, young men need etiquette guidance more than ever! And men’s magazines such as Maxim and Esquire don’t cover the array of potentially awkward moments. This little guide offers the last word on walking, talking, dressing, as well as:

•    shaking hands

•    tipping

•    tying a bow tie

•    small talk

•    fashion do’s and don’ts

About the Author

Sam Martin is the best-selling author of How to Mow the Lawn and How to Keep House.  He has traveled widely and worked as a tree planter in Canada and as a senior editor at This Old House magazine. Sam is a modern gentleman. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Denise, and two sons, Ford and Wren.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

 

 Introduction: Manners matter

Why manners?

Self-confidence

Self-respect

Attitude and personal presence

Putting the gentle back into the man

Top ten qualities to nurture:

Competence, Patience, Resolve, Respect, Self-assurance, Spirit, Diplomacy, Tact Chapter one: Stepping Out

The first impression – establishing your presence and introducing yourself to others

The handshake

The greeting

The hello kiss

Walking – how to carry yourself so that you make an impression

Meeting people

Small talk and conversation skills

Introducing people to others

Diction and eloquence

Speak up – speaking clearly in all situations

Cultivating vocabulary without swallowing a dictionary

Public speaking

Lessons in listening

Commanding respect through the words you use

How to speak to the authorities: what to say, what not to say

Phone, email and online etiquette

            Cell phones

            Call waiting

            Netiquette

            Beepers

 Chapter two: Hygiene, Grooming, and Dress

Personal hygiene – You might not need a range of skincare products but you do need to shower every day

How to shave: what to do if you cut yourself

How to iron: shirt, trousers

Your image – the importance of developing your own style

Dressing for respect

The perfect wardrobe for winter, spring, summer, fall

Essential stylish items that will last a lifetime

Fashion dos and donts from head to toe

 Chapter three: Eating and Drinking

Table manners

            Elbows on or off the table

            How to use a napkin

            Eating and talking, do they mix?

            Must you wait until everyone is serves or let your food get cold?

Being on time

 

 

Out on the town:

            How to order in a restaurant

            Sending food back

            Which fork?

            Glassware – stem or bulb, where to hold?

            Food masterclass: Sushi, soup, spaghetti

Selecting wine

            Tasting wine

                        How to send it back if it is vinegary

How to give a toast

What to do if youve drunk too much

Smoking cigarettes – when its cool, when it isnt

Splitting the bill, stress free

 

Being the perfect host:

            So youre throwing a party – what now?

            Supplies to keep around – food, drink, glassware, dishes, cookware

Cleanliness is Manliness: Home appearance – interior, hiring a maid service

How to set the table for a dinner party – styling tips

Your signature cocktail

How to open a bottle of wine/champagne

How to tie a bowtie

Sending invitations

What to do when you receive a gift you dont like

Writing thank you notes

 

Being the perfect guest:

            How to receive an invitation

            What to take – great gift ideas for all occasions and people of all ages

            Invited to dinner – how to be the perfect dinner guest

            Being a great party guest

Saying thank you: with cards, email, phone calls

 Chapter four: The Fairer Sex

How to woo with flair

How to ask a woman out on a date

How to say no

How to hear no

How to pay a compliment

Door etiquette (not only for the woman you are dating)

Romantic dinners for two

When to call someone you like

When to kiss her, when not to kiss her

Birth control – a gentlemans responsibility

How to behave (or not) in bed

The morning after

Remembering dates

Presents – when to give them and what to give

Home attire – living alone, with a woman

Getting engaged – asking her father, getting a ring

Meeting your girlfriends/wifes parents

Pregnancy

How to behave when your wife tells you shes pregnant

How to behave when your girlfriend tells you shes pregnant

 Chapter five: Men at Work

The job interview

What to wear to the office

Elevator etiquette

How to be successful at a business meeting

The holiday party – what to wear, who to talk to, what to say

Dating at the office – to do it or not to do it

Email etiquette

Business phone etiquette

Work speak and speaking at work

Giving the perfect presentation

The business lunch

 Chapter six: Gentleman at Large

The bachelor party

Best Man etiquette

Good sportsmanship

How to watch sports well with others

How to know when enough beer is enough

How to drive in traffic to avoid getting road rage

What to wear on an airplane

How much luggage to bring

How to act in a foreign country

What to do on crowded subway cars

Technology – the etiquette of never switching off from the office, the Playstation, etc.

The new etiquette

            Gym etiquette and more

 Conclusion

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599213514
Author:
Martin, Sam
Publisher:
Lyon Press
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
General
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
REFERENCE / Etiquette
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color throughout
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Offering lessons in modern manners and style, How to Live Like a Gentleman is written by a man for men - and for the women in their lives. Packed with such indispensable information as how be the perfect host, how to decorate your home like a gentleman, and when to know if you should kiss her or go home, this handbook is filled with all the advice a regular guy needs to become a man of honor and decorum.
"Synopsis" by ,
Today, young men need etiquette guidance more than ever! And men’s magazines such as Maxim and Esquire don’t cover the array of potentially awkward moments. This little guide offers the last word on walking, talking, dressing, as well as:

•    shaking hands

•    tipping

•    tying a bow tie

•    small talk

•    fashion do’s and don’ts

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