A Butler's Guide to Table Manners

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Author: Nicholas Clayton

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 184994413X

Category:

Page: 304

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Who better to ensure the nation's table manners come up to scratch than an English butler with over 10 years' experience? With the revival in good manners, etiquette, spelling and grammar, this is a timely book on table manners and dining etiquette to ensure grace at the table at all times. Covers all aspects of eating etiquette from napkin folding, cutlery, glasses, bread rolls (never use a knife!) and silver service to how to eat soup, spaghetti, escargots and artichokes and open a bottle of champagne. With diagrams for those tricky table placements and eating actions and a range of tips and hints, the book is the last word on how to eat. It will ensure that you and your family never let the side down whatever the company you keep while dining.

How to Greet the Queen

and Other Questions of Modern Etiquette

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Author: Caroline Taggart

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909815772

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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Practical and invaluable advice on every aspect of modern etiquette, both royal and everyday. The author, Her Ladyship, guides you through basic good manners in a range of situations, both formal and informal occasions, whether at home or at work or abroad. How to meet and greet The Queen and other royals and elegant ways of sitting down, standing up and getting in and out of cars. And how not to look as if you are bored to death.

Be Charming: Modern Manners

How to win friends and charm your enemies: an introduction to modern etiquette

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Author: Edward Cyster,Francesca Young

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444129112

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Today's society is fraught with peril for the unsuspecting - should you use your mobile on the train? Is it okay to strip off in the gym changing rooms? Kiss or shake? Since the wrong move can lose friends and destroy a professional image, here is a clear path through every social and professional minefield, which will not only keep you out of trouble but show you how to charm and dazzle your way through even the trickiest dinner party. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of charm and manners. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Art of the Table

A Complete Guide to Table Setting, Table Manners, and Tableware

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Author: Suzanne Von Drachenfels

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684847329

Category: Cooking

Page: 592

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A comprehensive guide to the dinner table covers manners, settings, tableware, history, and lore.

The Pocket Butler

A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining

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Author: Charles MacPherson

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

ISBN: 0449016811

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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Your favourite butler is back with even more advice to help you succeed in etiquette and entertaining! In a fantastic follow-up to his national bestseller, The Butler Speaks, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and business etiquette in this small, easy-to-follow guide. Now in its third printing, The Butler Speaks has become a go-to resource on household management, manners, and personal style. With a combination of his best tips from the first book and a wealth of new information, The Pocket Butler is the perfect basic overview for anyone looking for that extra edge in business and in life. In addition to revisiting topics such as how to present a business card, shake hands, or set a table, The Pocket Butler offers advice on e-mail and text messaging etiquette, how to set up a modern greeting line in a boardroom, foolproof menu plans for every entertaining scenario, and much more. In his signature unfussy and approachable style, Charles shows how modern manners are more important than ever before, not only for those just entering the workforce, but for all professionals at any stage in their careers.

Miss Manners' Guide for the Turn-of-the-Millennium

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Author: Judith Martin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 067172228X

Category: Education

Page: 768

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The noted pundit offers advice on new technologies, including taxes and answering and cash machines, as well as her customarily sage sayings on home and business etiquette

Concise Guide to Brief Dynamic and Interpersonal Therapy

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Author: Hanna Levenson,Stephen F. Butler,Theodore A. Powers,Bernard D. Beitman

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585627738

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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In today's world of managed care -- characterized by limited mental health resources, emphasis on accountability, concerns of third-party payers, and consumer need -- the demand for mental health professionals to use briefer therapeutic approaches is on the rise. Fully 84% of all clinicians are doing some form of planned brief therapy (6-20 sessions per year per patient). Yet despite clinical advances and outcome data that demonstrate the effectiveness of short-term therapy, many therapists -- in fact, 90% of those whose theoretical orientation is psychodynamic rather than cognitive-behavioral -- are reluctant to learn briefer interventions, seeing value only in long-term, depth-oriented work. The second edition of this Concise Guide is intended to help educate both beginning and experienced clinicians in the strategies and techniques of time-attentive models and to foster more positive and optimistic attitudes toward using these important therapies. The seven therapeutic models presented here -- including an entirely new chapter on time-limited group therapy -- highlight the importance of the interpersonal perspective. The seven models, one per chapter, represent well-established short-term approaches to clinical issues that therapists commonly encounter in their clinical practices. These models also have clearly defined intervention techniques and formulation strategies and can be used within the 10- to 20-session time frame of most managed care settings. The first part of each chapter dealing with a therapeutic model lists the various presenting problems the authors deem most suitable for treatment by that particular approach. The authors discuss the overall framework of each model, selection criteria, goals, therapeutic tasks and strategies, empirical support, and relevance for managed care, with clinical cases to illustrate the application of each model. The authors include updated chapters on supportive, time-limited, and interpersonal therapies; time-limited dynamic psychotherapy; short-term dynamic therapy for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder; brief dynamic therapy for patients with substance abuse disorders; an entirely new chapter on time-limited group therapy; and a final chapter on the reciprocal relationship between pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Meant to complement the more detailed information found in lengthier psychiatric texts, this Concise Guide (it is designed to fit into a jacket or lab coat pocket) is a practical and convenient reference for psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, and medical students working in a variety of treatment settings, such as inpatient psychiatry units, outpatient clinics, consultation-liaison services, and private offices.