Etiquette For Dummies
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ETIQUETTE FOR DUMMIES® 2nd EDITION — Disrespect in our society is rampant. Only fifty percent of Americans send thank you notes, people have adopted poor cell phone and e-mail habits, Americans’ manners during travel overseas is approaching notorious, and even pet etiquette is severely lacking! If you want to practice proper etiquette—and effectively deal with others who don't—the newly published, second edition of the highly successful Etiquette For Dummies (Wiley; June 2007; 362 pages), by Sue Fox, founder and president of Etiquette Survival, is a valuable resource.
This no-nonsense guide provides guidance in good manners, no matter the situation. The latest edition of Etiquette For Dummies has been updated to include Fox’s expert advice on everything from being courteous to friends and family, to dating, working well with colleagues, correspondence, entertaining, tipping, traveling, and much more. It’s like no other existing etiquette book, with advice on:
• When to send an old-fashioned hand-written note and when an e-mail note will do • Blogging, online dating, personal e-mails and proper e-etiquette • Entertaining visitors from other countries and making them feel comfortable • RSVP’ing to an event in the proper way • Dealing with challenging situations in the workplace, such as bad managers and difficult personalities • Engaging in polite conversation • Teaching kids good manners Like all For Dummies® books, Etiquette For Dummies, 2nd Edition concludes with the “Part of Tens,” including “Ten Etiquette Tips for Children and Teens” related to respect, listening, sharing and being a good house guest, and “Ten (or so) Tips for Tipping Appropriately” from ordering takeout delivery to hiring a babysitter.
The always helpful “Cheat Sheet” provides lists of dining do’s and don’ts, and tips for gift-giving, traveling, and tipping.
This no-nonsense guide covers proper e-etiquette with devices such as iPods, Blackberrys, and cell phones, showing readers how to handle annoying interruptions and difficult personalities. It also addresses the appropriateness of e-mail versus handwritten thank-you notes; proper blogging etiquette; cross-cultural etiquette while traveling overseas and entertaining visitors from other countries; the latest trends in baby and wedding shower registries; and dating etiquette. — Border's Book Stores
"Somehow, somewhere, all of us have blown a social or business interaction and realized…too late…what we should have done or said. This book will keep those gaffes to a minimum. But more than that, Sue Fox gives the reader priceless tools for polishing one's image and moving through our complex lives with an aura of class."
--Suzanne Saunders, TV Reporter, Channel 4,
San Francisco, CA
"You say your friends don't bother to reply to your party invitations or write thank-you notes for gifts? That's because they've been hit by the national malady: lousy manners. They need a copy of Etiquette for Dummies, the latest in the Dummies series, although it would be rude to send them one. Authored by Sue Fox, founder of Etiquette Survival, it covers everything from how to introduce your ex-spouse (not "my children's deadbeat father," leave out the adjective) to how to eat bacon (if crisp, use fingers; if soft, use knife and fork)."
--Compiled by Staff Writer Barbara Hoover, Detroit News for ivillage.com
Available in Spanish, Dutch, and just released in Simplified Chinese!
Available in Spanish, Etiqueta Para Dummies:
Muchos creen que se usa la etiqueta solo en ocasiones especiales. Etiqueta para toda ocasion demuestra que los modales buenos y la cortesa se necesitan en el hogar, en la oficina y en la sociedad. No obstante, siempre comportarse con modales buenos puede ser un desafio.
Use este libro como guia referencia. Contiene avisos sobre cenas de negocios, preparaciones para una boda y enseñar a los ninos los modales buenos. Aprenderá cómo: comportarse bien en situaciones sociale, criar a los ninos bien educados, communicar con cuidado y cortesia, cenar con cortesia y confidencia, y presentar una imagen positiva.
Available in Dutch, Etiquette Voor Dummies:
Een slimme, informele gids voor goede manieren.
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Etiquette United States
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