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The Etiquette Advantage In Business [Hardcover]

Peggy Post
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Oct. 28 1999

Who says nice guys finish last? In today's competitive business environment, good sense and everyday manners can make the difference between getting ahead and being left behind.In The Etiquette Advantage in Businessetiquette authorities Peggy Post and Peter Post show you how to meet the challenges of the business world with the kind of self-confidence and poise that will propel you to the top.

Written for business people across the board, from the junior and mid-level range to upper management, from the home office worker to the overseas traveler, this comprehensive resource addresses all of the pressing issues in today's workplace.The Posts show you how to use personal skills to manage workers more effectively, make longer lasting contacts, win clients, and close deals--everything you need to know to get ahead in your career.In addition, they offer up-to-the-minute advice on such hot button issues as sex in the workplace, worker privacy, hiring and firing, and the relaxed standards on formality that are sweeping across many industries.

You'll also find practical advice on everything from writing persuasive business memos, letters, and e-mails to choosing the appropriate dress for both casual and formal offices; from planning and leading productive meetings to getting results at conventions and trade shows.There are tips on interviewing and conducting successful job searches; guidelines for business entertaining, from the company picnic to formal dinner parties; advice on using the latest technologies effectively--and courteously--and much more, including a detailed primer on the social customs you need to know when doing business abroad.

The CEO interview.the sales presentation to the board of directors.Dinner with the boss.Your assistant's annual review.The company picnic.The first meeting with a new client the start-up of your own business.The gift for your overseas host.

No matter the situation in which you find yourself, The Etiquette Advantage in Business will help you face the challenges of the corporate world with confidence.As today's workplace becomes increasingly more competitive, personal skills can make all the difference.Peggy Post and Peter Post will show you how to use everyday manners to get the results you want--and put yourself on the road to success.

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Peggy Post, the third generation of Post etiquette experts, and brother-in-law Peter Post have run a marketing-PR firm for 15 years. Here, they offer tips on interviewing and office courtesy; good telephone, e-mail, and correspondence manners; trade-show conduct; running a productive meeting; business entertaining; and doing business in a variety of countries. The authors also discuss a manager's obligations and responsibilities and address business clothing for men and women in separate chapters. The chapters are organized so that users can quickly turn to their areas of interest. Because of its thoroughness, this title would be very useful as a reference source. For the circulating collection, get Susan Morem's How To Gain the Professional Edge (Better Bks., 1997).ASusan C. Awe, Univ. of New Mexico Lib., Albuquerque
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Peggy Post represents the third generation of Post authors, the recognized authorities on etiquette.Peggy has provided etiquette advice to some of America's top corporations, drawing on a thirty-year career that has included work in the travel, banking, and relocation management industries.She writes monthly etiquette columns in Good Housekeeping and Parents, and has appeared on syndicated programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and Today; and in hundreds of newspapers and radio stations across the country.She is married to Emily's great-grandson Allen, and the couple resides in Florida.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best in Class Jan. 22 2002
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We provide this book to undergraduate students enrolled in a business-engineering program to prepare them for situations they may encounter in their first jobs. These situations frequently fall into the "what you don't know you don't know" category of student knowledge.
Besides preparing them for their first encounters with formal behavior in "informal" business situations (often in job interviews), this book we believe will serve as a useful reference for them as they advance into management. The book is well-organized and well-written. It covers a number of very specific situations that, even if they never occur in one's direct experience, convey the elements of common sense and consideration that underly all etiquette.
The authors thankfully avoid spending time on how to arrange the seating at a state dinner or how to address the Belgian ambassador, a common mistake in books of this genre. What they offer is practical, useable advice on the types of real social interactions that occur in business. A very useful book and well worth the price. Definitely five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How To Succeed In Business! June 26 2000
A must-read for anyone who aspires to handle challenging business situations with skill and grace. The Posts provide guidance in navigating the choppy waters of the business world with intelligence, candor, and skill. Most importantly, they let you know which practices are relevant, which are obsolete, and what you must know about the changing face of etiquette as technology advances and the world becomes closer. Their message--that highly effective people are also courteous people--is truer than you'll ever know. The next time you have a client dinner or a staff meeting, thumb through this book first. You'll be glad that you did! --Isadora Fox
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5.0 out of 5 stars A definite career booster!! April 12 2003
By A Customer
This book is very informative! It contains many practical applications that we all take for granted from time to time. Subjects such as non-verbal communications, eye contact, introducing acquaintances...this book has it all! And it's appicable to every aspect dealing with people, both socially and in a business setting! A true survival guide...it boosted my confidence, and has boosted my career to new heights!!!!
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Before I sent my young staff out into the professional world, I asked them to read this book. I thought it might help them learn basics like how to handle themselves in a business meeting; how to dress; how to represent the company. It has done all that. What's more, each member of my staff has told me that he or she found the answer to a pressing question (for example, the exact correct form for a memo).
They don't teach this stuff in business school.
This isn't a rulesy book. The etiquette isn't handed down as law or must-dos; rather it is practical, real, down-to-earth, useful advice for everybody who needs to succeed in a professional or corporate environment. There is LOADS of practical information in these 550 pages: everything from how to write a Policies and Procedures Manual (information I might actually need if my business keeps growing) to the proper use of business cards (and how to make them look good). The book is also, dare I say, moral or ethical in its viewpoint: it posits that doing things courteously, considerately, thoughtfully and honestly, is THE SAME AS doing them in a way that helps you be a winner. I like that. I think it's true.
You can use the book either as a read-through or as a spot reference. For example, if you're about to go to your first trade show or convention, read the four pages on the subject, and you'll know EVERYTHING you need -- including such details as precisely where to wear your name tag. (This, like all the information given, is in here not for propriety's sake but for real reasons; the best place to wear your name tag is the place it best communicates your name.)
Even an old hand at grammar found a few useful tips in the excellent sections on business writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference April 18 2001
By A Customer
Recent graduates and seasoned professionals alike will benefit from the concise and helpful coverage of every conceivable etiquette question in this hefty volume. No matter how much one thinks one knows, there is always a situation that will stump even the most experienced businessperson. Not to worry, as the answers are all here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent all-around etiquette book. April 14 2002
This book is filled with practical advice for practically every occasion. I bought The Etiquette Advantage years ago, and it helped me tremendously. Now, I work in Career Counseling and have passed along the information to many grateful people.
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