Synopses & Reviews
The secret to self-confidence is to know and understand the rules of social engagement before youre 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 isnt just something you need on formal occasions. Its 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 doesnt exist to add a layer of extra rules to life—its there to guide us to treat each other with kindness and consideration in our personal and professional lives.
Get a firm grasp on how to behave anywhere—from tailgates to weddings, the office to the deck of a boat—in this fully illustrated, authoritative yet festive guide
Everyday Etiquette covers all the basics: how to write a thank you note, which spoon to grab when the soup bowl hits the table, what to wear as a guest at a wedding. But the core of this book is what to do in those uncommon social situations—the ones that can leave readers stuck or sticking out like the proverbial sore thumbs.
Everyday Etiquette decodes the smooth, easy way to:
--"petiquette," having the best pooch on the block
--saying the perfect thing at a funeral
--acknowledge a gift
--navigate an open house
--respond to a request for a favor and to say no
--smoke a cigar in public
--attend a bat mitzvah or confirmation ceremony
--remember someone’s name on the spot
--behave if you work in a cubicle
Etiquette isn’t just something to turn to when we’re expected to behave formally. It exists to ease social tension in daily life and make interactions between people easy, with no ruffled feathers or hurt feelings. Everyday Etiquette understands that etiquette is about real life, and will be an essential, streamlined resource.
About the Author
Patricia Rossi is "NBC Daytime's" national manners correspondent. She is also an etiquette coach, consultant, and public speaker with over twenty years experience in her field. Her nationally syndicated “Manners Minute” television segments air weekly on NBC, CBS, Fox, and ABC affiliates. She has been featured in USA Today and Guideposts, and is Twitter's #1 etiquette professional.