50 Essential Etiquette Lessons: How to Eat Lunch with Your Boss, Handle Happy Hour Like a Pro, and Write a Thank You Note in the Age of Texting and Tweeting is the perfect etiquette book for millennials.
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50 Essential Etiquette Lessons by Katherine Flannery is the perfect etiquette book for the modern age. This short book is overflowing with practical tips and straightforward advice that will help young professionals step up their A game. I would consider myself an “elder millenial,” (I’m almost as old as person can be and still be considered part of that generation), and I found lots of tips in the pages of this brief book that I could apply to my own professional setting.
Navigating a professional landscape and interacting with others can be both complex and nuanced. In the past, I’ve found myself asking questions such as: When is it appropriate to send a thank you card- would a thank you e-mail be acceptable? Should I bring a gift if someone invites me to dinner- or is that old fashioned? How should I dress when attending a seminar that is deemed, “business casual?” Flannery answers all of these questions and many more.
I was particularly interested in the section that dealt with the use of technology. Her chapter about how to appropriately address an e-mail, (For example, is “Dear So-and-So,” too formal of a salutation?) was particularly helpful to me because I write hundreds of e-mails for work on a regular basis.
I have worked at churches and nonprofits in large cities as well as in small towns. From my own experience, I can state that sometimes etiquette can be tricky. This book would have been particularly beneficial to me when I was doing my first internship. Plus- it’s short and can be read in under two hours! 50 Essential Etiquette Lessons is the perfect reference book for any young professional who would like to step up their game in today’s world.
Note: I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and options are my own.
Stay cool in any situation with this modern manners guide.
Meeting strangers at a party, alone in the elevator with the CEO, declining a second date because the first was a disaster—social situations apply a lot of pressure to do and say the right thing. 50 Essential Etiquette Lessons shows you the best way to approach these common challenges with confidence and ease. Never mind putting your pinkies up when you drink tea—this guide is packed with modern examples of how to handle any sticky situation.
Short, easy lessons cover workplace etiquette, to help you come across as an on-point, put-together asset to any company. Learn specific strategies for performing your best in social settings, both in person and online. Master skills like keeping conversation going, showing your best side on social media, giving gifts appropriately, and more.
50 Essential Etiquette Lessons includes:
50 indispensable tips—Get etiquette advice for dining out with friends, navigating a networking event, celebrating special occasions, and more.Updated manners—No need to be fussy or formal—this is practical, straightforward etiquette for today.Real-life examples—Tackle tricky scenarios with the help of a Q&A chapter that shows you how to use etiquette confidently every day.
With 50 Essential Etiquette Lessons, embarrassing missteps and awkward silences will be a thing of the past.
Title: 50 Essential Etiquette Lessons: How to Eat Lunch with Your Boss, Handle Happy Hour Like a Pro, and Write a Thank You Note in the Age of Texting and Tweeting
Author: Katherine Flannery
Genre: Nonfiction/ Manners & Etiquette / Reference
Publisher: Callisto Media / Althea Press
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
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