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The Art of Civilized Conversation: A Guide to Expressing Yourself...
by Margaret Shepherd

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>For those intimidated by the complexity of personal interaction, or those simply looking to polish their speaking skills, <i>The Art of Civilized Conversation</i> is a powerful guide to communicating in an endearing way.</b><br /><br />In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction—talking face-to-face—can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals. And yet making conversation is a highly practical skill: those who do it well shine at networking parties, interviews, and business lunches. Good conversation also opens doors to a happier love life, warmer friendships, and more rewarding time with family.<br /><br />In <i>The Art of Civilized Conversation</i>, author Margaret Shepherd offers opening lines, graceful apologies, thoughtful questions, and, ultimately, the confidence to take conversations beyond <i>hello</i>. From the basics—first impressions, appropriate subject matter, and graceful exits—to finding the right words for difficult situations and an insightful discussion of body language, Shepherd uses her skilled eye and humorous anecdotes to teach readers how to turn a plain conversation into an engaging encounter.<br /><br /> Filled with common sense and fresh insight,<i> The Art of Civilized Conversation </i>is the perfect inspiration not only for what to say but for how to say it with style.
The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern M...
by , Kate McKay

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 17, 2009

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Man Up!<BR><BR>While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous.<BR><BR>Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors <b>Brett</b> and <b>Kate McKay</b> have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential.<BR><BR>This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to:<BR><ul><li>Shave like your grandpa</li><li>Be a perfect houseguest</li><li>Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu</li><li>Help a friend with a problem</li><li>Give a man hug</li><li>Perform a fireman's carry</li><li>Ask for a woman's hand in marriage</li><li>Raise resilient kids</li><li>Predict the weather like a frontiersman</li><li>Start a fire without matches</li><li>Give a dynamic speech</li><li>Live a well-balanced life</li></ul><BR>So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.
Rules for Modern Life: A Connoisseur's Survival Guide
by Sir David Tang

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

November 03, 2016

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<p><b>Do gentlemen wear shorts? </b><b>What are the rules regarding interior decor in a high-security prison? </b><b>Is it ever acceptable to send Valentine's cards to one's pets?</b></p><p>The twenty-first century is an age of innumerable social conundrums. Around every corner lies a potential faux pas waiting to happen. But if you've ever struggled for the right response to an unwelcome gift or floundered for conversation at the dinner party from hell, fear not: help is at hand.</p><p>In <i>Rules for Modern Life</i>, Sir David Tang, resident agony uncle at the <i>Financial Times</i>, delivers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life. Whether you're unsure of the etiquette of doggy bags or wondering whether a massage room in your second home would be de trop, Sir David has the answer to all your social anxieties - and much more besides.</p>
Etiquette Guide to Japan: Know the rules that make the difference...
by Boye Lafayette De Mente

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

December 20, 2011

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<b>Farewell to faux pas!</b> <br /><br />Minding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with <i>Etiquette Guide to Japan</i>. An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler. Extensive, specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for business.<br /><br />Although often overshadowed by a modern facade, long–standing traditional aspects of Japan's culture still influence the country and almost everyone in it. Concrete evidence of this traditional culture can be seen everywhere—in the ancient arts and crafts that are still important parts of everyday life, in the many shrines and temples that dot the nation, and in the modern comeback of traditional fashions such as kimono and yakata robes. <br /><br />To many Western visitors, however, the most obvious example of this traditional culture's strength is the unique etiquette of the Japanese. Like many nations, Japan has experienced vast political, social, and economic change over the past century. But enough of Japan's traditional etiquette remains to set the Japanese apart socially and psychologically, and to make success in socializing and doing business with them a special challenge for Westerners. <br /><br /><b>About this new version:</b><br />This updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Japanese etiquette guide addresses not just the puzzling protocols relating to name cards, bowing or shaking hands, bathrooms and public baths—but also what to do when entertaining Japanese dinner guests, attending a Japanese tea ceremony, taking the subway, and much more! It also provides the latest etiquette in mobile phone manners, texting, social media and other forms of digital communication. <br /><br />The glossary at the back of the book has been revised to include the latest technology-related words and expressions used by Japanese today. Two new chapters address the changing role of foreigners in the workplace and the contemporary business style and etiquette used by the younger generation of Japanese who are now increasingly cosmopolitan—but still very Japanese!
Make Him BEG For Your Attention: 75 Communication Secrets for Cap...
by Bruce Bryans

Language

English

Pages

117

Publication Date

June 30, 2014

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<h2>Discover the Feminine Quality That Makes Him <i>Crave</i> Your Attention</h2><br />Chances are, you’ve read just about everything you can on how to keep a man interested in you. Women’s magazines often give advice like “be your best self”, “focus on you”, or “put on that mini-skirt he loves.” While these things do work to keep a man interested, they’re surface level tactics that only work temporarily.<br /><br />Women who know how to keep a man happy understand what men want in a woman. These women are irresistible not because of their looks, but because they possess one feminine quality that make men crave their attention. <br /><br />High-quality men, the ones that desire true commitment from a woman, desperately yearn for the company of a woman who understands <i>how</i> to keep him captivated by her.<br /><br />So what is the secret to getting a man to crave your attention? What do men secretly want in a woman?<br /><br />It’s simple…<br /><br />Graceful communication.<br /><br /><h2>How to Talk to a Man and Keep Him <i>Helplessly</i> Attracted to You</h2><br />If you’ve ever had a man shut you out or shut down on you during a disagreement it’s because you failed to communicate respectfully. If you want to be able to communicate your needs and wants to a man without him losing his temper or ignoring you completely, you must learn how to talk to a man <i>gracefully</i>.<br /><br />If a man doesn’t feel respected when you communicate with him it’s impossible to connect with him on an intimate level. And without that intimate connection, there’s nothing you can do to keep him captivated by you.<br /><br />To achieve lasting intimacy with a woman, a man needs to feel emotionally secure with her. But if a woman fails to communicate respectfully, he won’t feel confident sharing his whole heart with her.<br /><br /><h2>Become the <i>Only</i> Woman He Opens Up and Listens to</h2><br />Men give their undivided attention to those who respect them. If a man doesn’t feel respected communicating with you, he’ll find the respect he <i>needs</i> elsewhere. The woman who knows how to communicate with men can influence the man she wants without resorting to “that mini-skirt he loves.”<br /><br />A man craves the attention of a graceful woman who knows exactly what to say to him, when to say it, and most importantly, <i>how</i> to say it to get what SHE wants. Men love being <i>gracefully influenced</i> by the woman they adore.<br /><br />If you’re interested in learning how to talk to a man so that he opens up to you, listens to you, and willingly gives you what you want without a fuss, this book will help you to communicate with men more effectively.<br /><br />Here’s what you’re going to learn inside:<br /><ul><li>Discover how to tell him exactly what’s on your mind without turning him off.</li><li><b>Learn how to communicate what you want and need from him, and make him HAPPY to give it to you.</b></li><li>Find out the four most powerful words good men desperately need to hear from the woman they love.</li><li><b>Discover how to have difficult conversations with him without making him resent or resist you.</b></li><li>Learn how to be a good wife or girlfriend by being more assertive (attractive) with your man without being aggressive (unattractive).</li><li><b>How to understand the masculine mind and speak his language so that he FEELS exactly what you say to him.</b></li><li>How to get him to fall in love with you immediately AFTER an intense argument.</li><li><b>Uncover the secrets to making him to open up emotionally and get the deep, intimate connection you desperately want with him.</b></li><li>And much, much more…</li></ul><h2>Would You Like to Know More?</h2><br />Get started right away and learn how to communicate with a man so that he listens to you, opens up to you, and <i>deeply</i> craves your attention.<br /><br />Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'buy button' <u>now</u>.
Gracious: A Practical Primer on Charm, Tact, and Unsinkable Stren...
by Kelly Williams Brown

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<p>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps</i> Kelly Williams Brown comes a funny, charming guide to modern civility in these--yes, we'll say it--rather uncivil times.</p><p>Graciousness is practicing the arts of kindness, thoughtfulness, good manners, humanity, and basic decency. As a bonus, it makes your life and even the world (or at least the room you're in) much lovelier.</p><p>It's not about memorizing every rule of traditional etiquette to a T (though there is so much there to explore!) or spending all your time maintaining a spotless house. It's about approaching the world with compassion, conviction, self-confidence, and whole-heartedness, whether you're at the Met Gala or saying good morning to a convenience store clerk.</p><p>From chatting easily with anyone to mastering the subtleties of social media etiquette (hint: block early, block often), Brown has talked to gracious women and men all over the country to give you easy ways to embody your own graciousness.</p><p>Throughout the book, she provides tips on how to deal with the people and circumstances that challenge even the most socially graceful among us, advice on how to practice graciousness in everyday life, and thoughtful discussions on being kind to those around you without ever losing your sense of self.</p><p>With the wisdom of gracious folk ranging from celebrities to the author's mother-in-law, this book explains the perspective, actions--and, sometimes, inaction--that help us move smoothly and effectively through whatever life tosses at us.</p>
The Complete Book of Questions: 1001 Conversation Starters for An...
by Garry D. Poole

Language

English

Pages

162

Publication Date

May 26, 2009

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1001 Conversation Starters for Any OccasionMost of us realize that raising questions is a powerful way to get interesting dialogue. But asking good ones can be another matter—they’re not always that easy to think up! That’s where The Complete Book of Questions comes in. This book is one big compilation of questions—1001 of them you can use to launch great conversations in almost any context. And many of these questions are likely to trigger other questions you may also wish to discuss. Think of this book as a tool to spark interaction—and to know and understand others, and yourself, better. The questions in The Complete Book of Questions have been divided into ten categories for easy reference as shown in the chart below. There are probably as many ways to put this book to use, as there are questions within it! So be creative. Experiment with these 1001 questions in different contexts—and be sure to make the most of the conversations that ensue!
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and M...
by Therese Oneill

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

October 25, 2016

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<strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong><br /><br /><strong>Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era?</strong> <br /><br />Ladies, welcome to the 19<sup>th</sup> century, where there's arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn't question.) <br /><br />UNMENTIONABLE is your hilarious, illustrated, scandalously honest (yet never crass) guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood, giving you detailed advice on: <br /><br />~ What to wear <br />~ Where to relieve yourself <br />~ How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating <br />~ What to expect on your wedding night <br />~ How to be the perfect Victorian wife <br />~ Why masturbating will kill you <br />~ And more<br /><br />Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, UNMENTIONABLE will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlet O'Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great, great grandmothers. <br /><br />(And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically<i> </i>grateful to live in an age of pants, super absorbency tampons, epidurals, anti-depressants, and not-dying-of-the-syphilis-your-husband-brought-home.) <br /><br />
Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones: A teenager’s online survival gu...
by , Lizzie Harrison

Language

English

Pages

141

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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As a teenager in today’s crazy online world, you may think you’ve got it all sussed out. But even you don’t know about all the legal pitfalls, hidden dangers and future implications of what you do, see and post online. Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones is the book every teenager (and their parents) should read. It covers all of the major issues teenagers face in the digital age, including cyberbullying, sexting, addiction, internet safety, porn, anxiety, depression, privacy and reputation, and does so within a South African context. Accessible, informative and even fun, this book will help guide you to a happy, rewarding and, most importantly, safe online life. Upon reading Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones, one 17-year-old remarked: ‘I feel I need to say thank you for this. It talks about the stuff I deal with every single day.’
The Inviting Life: An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting ...
by Laura Calder

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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Far more than a guide to homemaking and being a fine host—although it is definitely all that too—<i>The Inviting Life</i> is about how to live each day with a desire and determination to turn the ordinary into something lovely. It’s also a book about why we should bother. Whether the subject is décor, ambience, shopping, feeding weary travellers, mixing cocktails, planning dinner parties, or getting yourself motivated for spring cleaning, Laura Calder affirms the value of our everyday activities and shows how beauty, creativity, and delight have the power to change the world. This one-of-a-kind book is both a page-turning narrative about Laura’s own hosting and home-making adventures and an invaluable work of reference. It’s a spur to ideas for everything from creating a welcoming living space and making a respectable salad, to putting guests at their ease and writing a thank-you note worth receiving. Written with candour and humour in Laura’s inimitable and engaging voice, <i>The Inviting Life</i> offers empowering guidance for anyone looking to take more pleasure in their life and home.

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