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A note from the author: To demonstrate good manners, we show thoughtfulness, consideration, and kindness toward everyone we meet. To enhance good manners, we learn and use rules of etiquette, a code of conduct that systematizes our daily routines. When we practice good manners and apply etiquette rules every day, they become part of who we are. Then, we confidently accept social invitations, enjoy a business lunch, converse with a potential boss, have dinner with a president, meet a sweetheart’s parents, attend presentations and formal banquets, write letters correctly, make proper introductions, and much more. It is hoped that “Do’s and Don’ts” will help you do all of that. But remember: good manners and rules of etiquette require the use of common sense in every situation. Have a great day – everyday!


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Revised October 2019.