You're invited to a business dinner with your new supervisor and a client. How can you make the best impression? Which table manners and communication skills really make a difference? Etiquette expert Peter Post, author of The Etiquette Advantage in Business and Essential Manners for Men, 2nd Edition, presents the top 10 table manners essential to building professional relationships.
This new e-learning module can be purchased for $39. Your career is worth the investment!
Chipping In For Mom
Q: On Mother's Day, my siblings and I usually give a group gift. This year, we want to get Mom a dishwasher, but our older brother thinks that's too expensive. How can we get him to chip in?
A: Of course you love your mom and want to give her the very best but, in these challenging economic times, your brother may have a point. For him, a pricey gift just isn't in his budget and you and your siblings need to respect that. Time to regroup with your sibs, establish a contribution level that isn't putting anyone in a tight spot and then choose the gift for your mom. If she's anything like my mom, she'll appreciate that all her kids were in on the gift as much, if not more, than the gift itself.
|Emily Post Business Etiquette Train The Trainer:|
We are happy to report that this year's Train the Trainer class is overflowing with excited professionals learning to become etiquette trainers. Attendees have come from far and wide including Chicago, Houston, Baltimore, Tulsa, Puerto Rico and Nigeria. Our soon-to-be graduates will be ready to go out into the world licensed by The Emily Post Institute to teach business etiquette.
If you would like to join us next year, the dates are May 6-10 in beautiful Burlington, VT. If you sign up by Dec. 31, you will receive a 15% discount!
Questions? Contact Dawn Stanyon
|Emily Post's Guide to Business Etiquette for the 21st Century!
In a world of texts, tweets, and casual Fridays, have manners gone the way of the dinosaur? An AP/Ipsos poll says that 69% find people ruder than a generation ago. But rudeness isn't just bad form - it's bad business.
May is in full bloom and our spirits are high! May is one of our favorite months because of National Etiquette Week. The Emily Post Institute is pulling out all the stops with book giveaways, a plethora of etiquette tips, and a live Facebook chat with our authors. We are also thrilled to introduce our first e-learning module, available for purchase from Global Classroom. Also in this issue: Mother's Day gift-giving tips; our regular "Ask Peggy" question and answer; a peek at some of the Train the Trainer students joining us this week in Burlington, Vermont, from around the globe; and a men's manners boxing match from our professional image consultant, Dawn Stanyon.
|Completely revised and updated - the essential etiquette guide for men has what every man needs to know and do to succeed in business and in life. On sale May 8, 2012 (paperback, $14.99). Watch Peter discuss Essential Manners for Men live on Fox & Friends, Saturday morning, May 12. Check local listings for times. |
ESSENTIAL MANNERS FOR MEN 2nd EDITION
|National Etiquette Week!|
May 14 marks the start of the 15th annual National Etiquette Week! The Emily Post Institute will be releasing special content all week long in an effort to promote etiquette awareness.
The State of Tipping in America
And much more!
Be on the lookout for daily tips from Peter Post, a live Facebook chat, and etiquette book give-aways!
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Trust your judgment.
Forget about being afraid the gift isn't "perfect." If you think your mother will like it, chances are she will.
Stick to your budget.
Spending more than you should takes the fun out of gift giving. There's nothing more stressful than overspending-and then feeling uneasy about it. Gift-giving should feel great.
Buy it when you see it.
If you're shopping in July and see a sweater that your mother would love, buy it. It may not be there when you're shopping for the occasion.
Sentimental gifts never go out of style.
Get a digital picture frame and load it with great pictures of your family. Write a poem. Get a mushy card. Send her flowers, the number one Mother's Day gift choice.
2012 Emily Post Trainees Experiencing Burlington, VT!
A Boxing Match in Three Rounds: Mad Men vs. Gentlemen
By Dawn Stanyon, AICI FLC, Professional Image Consultant
In this corner, we have Mr. Draper, Mr. Sterling, and Mr. Campbell: three ad execs who know how to create, drink, sell, drink, carouse, and, uh, drink.
In the other corner, we have Mr. Porter, Mr. Kelly, and Mr. Tebeau, three gentlemen who value the importance of relationships and the comfort of others over their immediate personal needs.
Let's keep this fight clean! Ding! Ding! Ding!
We know, we know: One can easily use the Mad Men of Sterling Cooper Draper and Price as a cautionary counterpoint. But isn't it fun? People like to hear about men behaving badly - they may even occasionally like to date them - but rarely do they want to live with them, be best friends with them, or work in the same office space.
On to the fight!
The Mad Men go to lunch with the Gentlemen. Roger Sterling leans in with a snarky comment; Draper and Campbell snicker behind their martinis. They know that Mr. Porter is a kind and sensitive soul, a bleeder, and first blood is easily drawn. But wait! Mr. Kelly comes to the rescue with a bolo punch, more show than blow, and deftly rescues Mr. Porter. "Sterling," he says, "Please tell us about what's new. We're very interested to hear about your top campaigns." Sterling is caught cold and diverted.
Ding! Ding! Ding! Round One goes to the Gentlemen for considerate comments and appropriate diversion.
| Emily Post & Etiquette in the News|
Read what your favorite Post had to say in these recent news stories about etiquette:
-Daniel Post Senning
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