Emily Post s The Etiquette Advantage in Business 2e

Author: Peggy Post
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060760021
Release Date: 2005-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

As today's workplace becomes increasingly more competitive, knowing how to behave can make the difference between getting ahead and getting left behind. In The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 2nd Edition, etiquette authorities Peggy Post and Peter Post provide you with the all-important tools for building solid, productive relationships with your business associates -- relationships that will help propel you and your company straight to the top. In this completely revised and updated edition, which includes three new chapters on ethics, table manners, and electronic communication, the Posts show you how to handle both everyday and unusual situations that are essential to professional and personal success -- from resolving business conflicts with ease and grace to getting along with your boss and coworkers; from making long-lasting contacts to winning clients and closing deals. They also offer up-to-date guidance on pressing issues such as harassment in the workplace, worker privacy, e-mail dos and don'ts, and knowing how and when to shoulder blame. Written for business workers of all types and backgrounds, The Etiquette Advantage in Business remains the definitive resource for timeless advice on business entertaining, written communication, dressing appropriately for any business occasion, conventions and trade shows, job searches and interviews, gift-giving, and overseas travel. No matter the situation in which you find yourself, the Posts will give you the confidence to meet the challenges of the work world with confidence and poise -- because today, more than ever, good manners mean good business.

The Etiquette Advantage in Business Third Edition

Author: Peter Post
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 006227046X
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Your key to professional and personal success Completely revised and updated, the third edition of the Posts' The Etiquette Advantage in Business is the ultimate guide professionals need to build successful business relationships with confidence Today, more than ever, good manners mean good business. The Etiquette Advantage in Business offers proven, essential advice, from resolving conflicts with ease and grace to building productive relationships with colleagues at all levels. It also offers up-to-date guidance on important professional skills, including ethics, harassment in the workplace, privacy, networking, email, social media dos and don'ts, and knowing how and when to take responsibility for mistakes. For the first time in business history, four distinct generations inhabit the workplace at the same time, leading to generational differences that can cause significant tensions and relationship problems. The Etiquette Advantage in Business aims to help navigate conflict by applying consideration, respect, and honesty to guide you safely through even the most difficult situations. Written for professionals from diverse backgrounds and fields, The Etiquette Advantage in Business remains the definitive resource for timeless advice on business entertaining and dining etiquette, written communications, appropriate attire for any business occasion, conventions and trade shows, job searches and interviews, gift-giving, overseas travel, and more. In today's hyper-competitive workplace, knowing how to get along can make the difference between getting ahead and getting left behind. The Etiquette Advantage in Business provides critical tools for building solid, productive relationships and will help you meet the challenges of the work world with confidence and poise.

Emily Post s The Etiquette Advantage in Business

Author: Peggy Post
Publisher:
ISBN: 0317207717
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business etiquette

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT. Etiquette, guru Post tells us, is not about following arcane rules; it's about "building relationships." In an essential guide to the contemporary business landscape, the Posts navigate everything from romance in the workplace (if you date your colleague, don't imagine that you'll be able to keep your professional and private life totally separate), to sidewalk smoking (be sure to throw your cigarette butt "into a proper receptacle," and don't think your co-workers don't notice your frequent trips outside to light up). There's advice about grooming?if you have dandruff, keep a brush in your desk for whisking those pesky white flakes off your jacket. There are suggestions about gift-giving?if your assistant has been working for you for over a decade, it's time to give more than a CD at Christmas; consider a spa getaway.

A Wedding Like No Other

Author: Peggy Post
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061755590
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Reference

Destination weddings planned in exotic locales, intimate weddings organized on a shoestring budget, full-scale galas with guests from all over the globe. . . . In A Wedding Like No Other, read the stories of some of the most incredible, romantic ceremonies and receptions collected by the wedding etiquette experts at the Emily Post Institute. As different as they all are, the stories featured here are examples of how a wedding can be heartwarming and unique—even if everything doesn't go exactly as planned. In each one, the bride and groom make a determined effort for their wedding day to be an expression of their tastes and personalities, often in the face of unexpected obstacles. And in every case, the end result is a wonderful and memorable experience for the couple and for everyone else involved. Let these stories help inspire your own big day. The creative vows, cakes, toasts, and more described in these pages will spark your own ideas and help you personalize every detail of your wedding. Also, each story is followed by a short advice section, offering insights and general wisdom on a large variety of topics from picking the venue to selecting the menu. Go beyond the standard, the expected, and make your big day a cherished, uplifting, unforgettable experience. You already have a love like no other, so celebrate it with a wedding like no other.

Passport to Success The Essential Guide to Business Culture and Customs in America s Largest Trading Partners

Author: Jeanette S. Martin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275997175
Release Date: 2008-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Like it or not, every business—even one conducted from the kitchen table—is global. No matter the industry, employees now routinely travel to other countries or interact with foreign customers, vendors, or fellow employees. Or they conduct business over the phone, via e-mail, or through video links. As a result, they have to understand international customs and etiquette or risk losing customers or botching business relations. And understanding business customs in other cultures isn't merely playing good defense—it often leads to new products or service enhancements that help an enterprise grow. In Passport to Success, Jeanette Martin and Lillian Chaney apply their expertise in business etiquette, training, and intercultural communications to present a practical guide to conducting business successfully around the world. Each chapter in this book presents in-depth information on the business environment and culture in the top twenty trading partners of the United States: Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, Netherlands, France, Singapore, Taiwan, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Italy, India, and Israel. Chapters contain both practical tips and illustrative examples, and the book concludes with a listing of resources (books, magazines, organizations, and Web sites) for additional information. In addition, Passport to Success contains useful overview material that will help business people plan a trip abroad or a campaign to win customers in another country. Besides trade statistics and information on global trade agreements, readers will find information on using the Internet productively to conduct or seek business, how women can succeed in countries with traditional, male-oriented business cultures, how to build cross-cultural relationships, and ways language can enhance—or obstruct—business dealings. Every businessperson is now a player in the global market for goods and services. This book provides valuable tips that will help people avoid missteps and increase their sales and personal success when dealing with counterparts in other countries.

Playing Through

Author: Peter Post
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062132970
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

There's a social aspect to golf that's unique to the sport. It's the only sport where you're building relationships at the same time that you're trying to play your best and win—and maybe close a business deal. While the rules of golf are clearly defined, the etiquette of golf is less codified. Making the wrong move can cause annoyance, errors in play, or even injury—all things your fellow golfers won't forget. Now bestselling etiquette authority and passionate golfer Peter Post explains what seasoned golfers and newcomers need to know to handle every situation with total confidence. Based on Emily Post Institute surveys on golfers' most annoying incidents on the course, Peter addresses: How to deal with the biggest frustration in golf—slow play. What to do if you break the cardinal rule of never being late. When is a "gimme" acceptable? The difference between friendly play and tournament play. Dealing with sandbaggers and other cheats. Do's and don'ts when playing for "a little something." Peter Post's useful tips on the subtleties of the game—such as how and when to offer advice, strategies for speeding up play, and "piniquette"—will help longtime golfers be better companions on the course. New golfers unsure of the unwritten social rules of golf will find all the information they need to avoid embarrassment. Packed with true stories from golfers about best moments and worst behavioral blunders on the course—ranging from the sandbagger who cheated himself out of an eagle to a wardrobe malfunction that gave new meaning to the term "You're out"—this book is for anyone who appreciates the spirit of the game.

Essential Manners for Couples

Author: Peter Post
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061741746
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Reference

From the man who closed the lid forever on the "toilet seat debate" in the New York Times bestseller Essential Manners for Men comes the follow-up book that paves the way for couples everywhere to fix relationship problems before they start. Peter Post offers the secrets to a long and happy marriage or partnership—without psychoanalysis or prescription medication. The good news: often just a few simple words or actions can mend a rift. Essential Manners for Couples reveals how easy it can be to keep the spark in your relationship. With self-deprecating humor, clarity, and wit, Peter recounts couples' most mischievous manners foibles (his own included). Essential Manners for Couples is based on Emily Post Institute surveys, Peter's years of fielding thousands of etiquette questions, popular demand from couples attending his national lectures and workshops, and his experience as a husband and father. Peter looks at couples' private lives and public lives, revealing the common "flashpoints"—the places, situations, and times when inconsiderate behavior is most likely to invade your blissful coupledom. He offers "etiquette imperatives"—simple truths and concise nuggets of advice not to be ignored, including: Permissive flirting: How to define parameters and enjoy verbal combat with the opposite sex. The "Chore I.Q." test—are you really divvying up the workload fairly? When you hate her friends: socializing with the enemy. Enter children: Good parents still spend time together as a couple. Bedroom etiquette—getting beyond the headache excuse. Interactions with in-laws—smooth merge or crash and burn? Where to go for the holidays: surviving family visits and how to say "no." Balancing life with your other significant other—your work ... and much more. Essential Manners for Couples is a must-have resource for the couple who wants to celebrate their union and strengthen it. As Peter Post says, "By using the principles of etiquette, couples can avoid many of the potholes on the road of their shared life, and the ones they do hit are smaller and more manageable." With this book in hand, you'll enhance your relationship, head off hostilities, and have fun doing it.

THE ME CHANGE AND THE MODERN MANNERS ADVANTAGE

Author: Anthony Beringen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469157566
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Self-Help

Lured by the promise of a brand new life, some people move to a quaint hamlet by the sea. Others are attracted by the peace and quiet of open green fields, fresh air, blue skies, and the wholesome lifestyle promised by a rural life in the countryside. THE ME CHANGE is about a relocation of a completely different kind. It’s about a clever adjustment to your ‘inner’ thought processes to focus more clearly on what you can do better to cope with what’s happening in the chaotic, aggressive and digitally-enhanced world around you on the ‘outside’. Modern manners represent the precision tools contained within your ME CHANGE toolbox. They are the skills, habits, and overall social finesse that give you the lasting confidence to interact intelligently and in a much more effective way. They are simple yet proven strategies to reshape your personal brand as they help you transition from being merely ‘socially functional’ to a higher state of being ‘socially effective’. Do something great for yourself today and make a ME CHANGE. Reduce stress, change gears, and embrace a new direction to improve the overall quality and happiness of your life. There is a new modern manners advantage in town, and it has nothing to do with which fork you use!

The Freelancer s Bible

Author: Sara Horowitz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761175056
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Amazingly, one-third of the American workforce is freelance—that’s 42 million people who have to wrestle with not just doing the work, but finding the work, then getting paid for the work, plus health care, taxes, setting up an office, marketing, and so on. Now help is here, and consultants, independent contractors, the self-employed, “solopreneurs,” and everyone else living a freelancer’s life will never be alone again but instead can be part of a strong and vibrant community. Written by the authority on freelance working, Sara Horowitz, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and founder of the national Freelancers Union and, most recently, the Freelancers Insurance Company, The Freelancer’s Bible will help those new to freelancing learn the ropes, and will help those who’ve been freelancing for a while grow and expand. It’s the one-stop, all-encompassing guide to every practical detail and challenge of being a nimble, flexible, and successful freelancer: the three essentials of getting clients and the three most important ways to keep them happy. Five fee-setting strategies. Thirteen tactics for making it through a prolonged dry spell. Setting up a home office vs. renting space. The one-hour contract. A dozen negotiating dos and don’ts. Building and maintaining your reputation. Dealing with deadbeats. Health Insurance 101. Record-keeping and taxes. Productivity, including a quiz: “What Is Your Ideal Day?” Building a community. Subcontracting and other strategies for taking your freelancing career to the next level. Retirement plans, plans for saving for education, and how to achieve financial freedom.

Essential Manners for Men 2nd Ed

Author: Peter Post
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062080424
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Reference

“In the world of Jackass, Maxim, and The Man Show, men should welcome this book. It’s refreshing to have another voice.” —Andy Spade, CEO and Creative Director, Kate Spade LLC “A helpful manners survival guide for figuring out those sticky everyday situations.” —Joshua Piven, coauthor of The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook The name “Emily Post” is synonymous with etiquette, good manners, and decorum—and, with this newly revised and updated 2nd Edition of the New York Times bestseller Essential Manners for Men, Peter Post, Emily Post’s great-grandson and director of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., once again does the great lady proud. In this invaluable handbook, Post addresses the topics men really need to master to succeed in business and in life—how to act and to conduct themselves in a plethora of common and not so common circumstances in the office, at a wedding, on social media, when dating, etc. Essential Manners for Men, 2nd Edition is a book that belongs on the shelves of every man and the woman who loves him.

Kiplinger s Personal Finance

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Release Date: 2005-10
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The most trustworthy source of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.

Unwritten Rules of Golf

Author: Peter Post
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062424785
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Learn all the do's and don'ts of golf! Golf is the only sport where how you treat the other people in the game is as important as the actual game itself. The rules for playing golf are clearly defined, but how golfers expect other golfers to comport themselves before, during, and after a round is less codified. Yet, acting in ways that frustrate your fellow golfers is the fastest way to find yourself without partners. Now, New York Times bestselling author, etiquette authority, and enthusiastic golfer Peter Post explains what golfers need to know to confidently handle every situation that doesn't have to do with hitting a shot. Peter addresses the top do's and don'ts including: How to deal with the biggest frustration in golf—slow play. When to speak and when to keep quiet. When is a "gimme" acceptable? Where to stand when a fellow golfer is making a shot. Dealing with sandbaggers and other cheats. Do's and don'ts when playing for "a little something." Peter Post's useful tips on the subtleties of the game—such as how and when to offer advice, strategies for speeding up play, and "piniquette"—will help players new to the game as well as longtime golfers be better companions on and off the course. Packed with true stories from golfers about their best moments and worst behavioral blunders on the course, this book is for anyone who appreciates the spirit of the game.

The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook Work

Author: David Borgenicht
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811873374
Release Date: 2011-04-29
Genre: Humor

Work is bad enough, but what if things go really wrong? The Worst-Case Scenario authors come to the rescue with expert advice for surviving dozens of nightmare on-the-job scenarios, whether in the office or on the loading dock. From savage bike messengers to a bag of pretzels stuck in the lunchroom vending machine, peril is everywhere. Learn how to sneak out of a meeting, treat a deep-fryer burn, and survive a stockroom avalanche. Expertly remove a dent from the company car, extract a tie caught in the photocopier, and survive a workplace romance. Hands-on, step-by-step instructions guide you through these and other crises that can strike between 9 and 5, or on the swing shift. With an appendix of useful interview phrases, a career-path decoder, instructions for playing Jargon Bingo, and more, this is the one desk reference you can't live without.