In both social and professional circles, demonstrating class and courtesy can open doors for you, while displaying poor manners can cause doors to shut in your face. What is the appropriate way to behave when dining out, when should you refrain from answering your cell phone, and how can you tactfully extricate yourself from a lengthy telephone conversation at the office as the work piles up on your desk?
In From Clueless to Class Act: Manners for the Modern Man, etiquette consultant Jodi R. R. Smith takes the stuffiness out of social guidelines, making them simple and fun. Demonstrating wit and wisdom, she offers solutions to a host of common dilemmas in a succinct but lively fashion, allowing readers to find the answers they need quickly and easily.
With a focus on contemporary issues, this user-friendly guide examines everything from dining and dating to hosting parties and being the perfect guest to engaging in appropriate e-mail conduct and making a favorable impression in the workplace. Arming readers with the information they need to act with confidence and polish in a wide variety of circumstances, this comprehensive resource also delves into topics that pertain specifically to men, such as when to wear a tuxedo, how to tie a bow tie, and how to properly carry out such gentlemanly gestures as helping a woman with her coat. Plus, this handy guide comes complete with a tipping table and a “dining survival” card that can be stashed in a wallet for quick reference on the go.
A must-have for success in today's world, From Clueless to Class Act: Manners for the Modern Man will help men to put their best foot forward whether they're networking at a cocktail party, dining out with friends, or attending a meeting. This indispensable reference is not only a valuable tool to have on hand but also makes a great gift.