"Manners are a sensitive awareness to the feelings of others.
If you have that awareness, it doesn't matter what fork you use."


The sun is shining the birds are chirping and we couldn't be happier to report that our co-president Daniel Post Senning and his wife Puja have a new baby girl! Happy and healthy little Anisha Rickley Senning came into the world January 24, 2017. We are so thrilled to introduce you to the newest member of the 6th generation of the Post family. Congratulations to Dan and Puja!  

The cousins are working hard along side Tricia to put all the finishing touches on Emily Post's Etiquette,19th edition! This newest edition of our trademark book has a special focus on diversity and inclusion, living and working with multiple generations, how to handle the political divide and much more. The book is set to launch April 18, 2017 and you can pre-order your copy on Amazon.com.
As always, we encourage you to write in with your thoughts and questions! You can submit your question or comment to newsletter@emilypost.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

From our house to yours, we wish you a lovely February!
In this episode of Awesome Etiquette, we take a look at various situations when toasting is in order, who gets to make the toast, and how many times can you toast on the same round.

Also mentioned:
  • Whether or not it's polite to be the social media grammar police
  • How to test the waters with friendships that start as business relationships
  • How to be considerate when letting a friend know sales parties aren't your thing.
  • Plus your feedback, etiquette salute, and a postscript segment for job seekers.
You can submit your questions, comments or salutes any time at 802-858-KIND or  awesomeetiquette@emilypost.com. Join the Awesome Etiquette conversation on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/awesomeetiquette.

Train the Trainer Date Changes
Due to scheduling conflicts we have had to reschedule our spring training dates this year. For those of you interested in taking our 3-In-1 program (all three programs in one week) it will now be available in September.

Business Etiquette Train the Trainer

September 18 - 22, 2017 Burlington, Vermont

Children's Etiquette Train the Trainer Program

June 19 - 22, 2017 Burlington, Vermont
3-In-1 Dates: September 25 -26, 2017 Burlington, Vermont 

November 4, 2017 Burlington, Vermont
3-In-1 Date: September 23, 2017 Burlington, Vermont

We hope to see you there! 



The Pre-Interview Checklist 
For those seeking a new job the interview is a high stakes appointment and it's important to do everything you can to impress the interviewer. When the pressure is on, it can be easy to miss minor (and sometimes major) details - forget your resume, show up at the wrong appointment time, mispronounce the interviewer's name. Here's a checklist to help you make it out the door and to your interview with confidence:

You, Your Person:
  • Your hair is neat
  • Your teeth are brushed
  • Your nails are clean
  • Your clothes are pressed and stain-free (coffee, toothpaste, no runs in stockings or tights...)
  • Your shoes are clean and shiny, or scuff-free
  • You have removed any extra piercings or covered tattoos if necessary for the job and industry you are applying for.

Where you're going and what you'll need:

  • Clean copies of your resume, references, and personal information cards
  • Double check the date and time of the appointment based on your last communication with the company
  • Address and phone number of the place you're going to
  • Contact information of the person who is interviewing you
  • Directions, and timing for getting to the interview
  • Names of everyone who will interview you, and how to pronounce them
  • Notebook and pen
  • Remove bulky items from pockets and purses or bags and briefcases
  • Check the weather - will you need a raincoat, umbrella, is your coat in good condition?
  • For women: if you wear makeup, what do you need for touch ups? Do you need an extra pair of pantyhose or tights just in case?
  • For men: check that your fly is up and your tie is straight.

One final reminder: Shut your cell phone off. Do it outside the building before you even enter. 


It's also not a bad idea to double check your online presence, just to be sure nothing has popped up recently that you weren't aware of. A quick Google search will be helpful. You may not have time to take any newly posted material down, but at least you'll be aware of it and prepared to address it.   


Prepare yourself, prepare your materials, arrive on time, and good luck! 

For more information on job interview manners, check out The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 3rd edition or visit www.emilypost.com.  

  • Does your office mate have an annoying habit? 
  • Do you get overwhelmed at the thought of attending a business mixer? 
  • Are you unsure about when to talk business at a business meal?
  • Should you call a contact by their first name if you've never met in person?
We're inviting you to take our updated and expanded Business Etiquette for Professionals eLearning program. We've put our best into refining, improving, and expanding our flagship program, and we're excited to share it with you!

Over the course of 12 lessons, you'll learn why your business etiquette skills can make you an asset to your company. You'll discover how the three principles of etiquette and the five-step method for solving problems create a foundation for you to know what to do when there is no specific manner. You'll get trusted advice on topics such as written communications, phone etiquette, workplace manners, professional image, social media, dining etiquette, and much more. Please join us!


Read Peggy Post's thoughts on today's most nuanced wedding dilemmas in the archive of her New York Times column.

Personal Calls at The Office
Daniel Post Senning talks about how to manage personal calls during work hours.

Check out this video and more from our Etiquette Bites series here:  Etiquette Bites.

IDEAS ON PINTEREST | Visit our boards. Get inspired.

Your front door can be an extension of you and how you want to welcome guests. Get inspired by our Gracious Entryways Pinterest board to get ideas for your doorstep. And check out all our Pinterest boards for ideas and inspiration in your life!

Please visit our contact page to reach us, or you can find us on Facebook and Twitter. We love hearing from you, so feel free to post to our social media and join in the conversation. We may not always be able to respond, but we read every question and comment. From our family to yours we hope you have a wonderful month! As always, thank you for your continued interest in etiquette and The Emily Post Institute.      


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