Etiquette
Japanese Respect Language: When, Why, and How to Use It Successfully: Learn Japanese Grammar, Vocabulary & Polite Phrases with This User-Friendly
Japanese Respect Language: When, Why, and How to Use It Successfully
Learn Japanese Grammar, Vocabulary & Polite Phrases with This User-Friendly
Paperback      ISBN: 4805314141
This is a concise and user-friendly book for learning polite spoken Japanese or written Japanese.

Respect language—the special style of polite spoken or written Japanese—is involved almost every exchange of Japanese between one person and another, including the simplest phrases of greeting. An understanding of its forms is therefore essential to any serious student of the Japanese language. This programmed course is carefully designed to teach the basic and correct forms which the learner should master for his or her own use, by first looking at the various typical situations to see when respect should and should not be shown in Japanese, and then going on to see how respect is expressed in special forms of speech. In this way, the learner is shown how to identify the type of respect for used, the person to whom respect is being shown, and the equivalent form in colloquial language. The insights into both Japanese culture and language will help any student or businessperson traveling to Japan or speaking Japanese on a regular basis.
  • Understand which situations require respect language.
  • Identify the most suitable grammar, honorifics, and more for a wide range of situations.
  • Self-tests to help you master what you learn.
  • Valuable quick-reference appendices.
Culture Smart! Argentina: A Quick Guide to Customs & Etiquette
Culture Smart! Argentina
A Quick Guide to Customs & Etiquette
Paperback      ISBN: 1857333284

Culture Smart provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.
Culture Smart offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do's, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." "Sunday Times Travel
.".". the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." "Global Travel
.".".full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." "Observer
.".".as useful as they are entertaining." "Easyjet Magazine
.".".offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." "New York Times
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Etiquette Guide to Japan: Know the Rules That Make the Difference! (Third Edition)
Etiquette Guide to Japan
Know the Rules That Make the Difference! (Third Edition)
Paperback      ISBN: 4805313617
Farewell to faux pas

Minding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan. 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.

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 essentiasl parts of everyday life, in the many shrines and temples that dot the nation, and in the recent comeback of traditional fashions such as kimono and yakata robes.

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 unique challenge for Westerners.

About this new version:
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.

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
Modern Etiquette for a Better Life: Master All Social and Business Exchanges
Modern Etiquette for a Better Life
Master All Social and Business Exchanges
Paperback      ISBN: 1624143253

The Easy and Smart Way to Mind Your Manners in the Boardroom and Beyond

Diane Gottsman is here to make minding your manners more practical, relatable and modern. In today's busy world, there are too many instances when proper social behavior can go awry, holding us back or making us nervous. Knowing what to say, wear and how to conduct ourselves not only opens many doors, but also puts us at ease and brings out the best in us.

Without being rigid or stuffy, Diane's simple and easy tips show readers how to feel comfortable in any situation and how to elegantly become their best, most confident selves. Readers will no longer worry about what to wear to work; how to shake hands with a higher-level executive; how to travel with the boss and deal with office cliques; how to conduct oneself on social media and the do's and don'ts of everything in between, from table manners to baby showers.

Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct
Choosing Civility
The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct
Paperback      ISBN: 0312302509

Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include:

* Think Twice Before Asking Favors
* Give Constructive Criticism
* Refrain from Idle Complaints
* Respect Others' Opinions
* Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame
* Care for Your Guests
* Accept and Give Praise

Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make life-and the lives of others-more enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding.

Choosing Civility is a simple, practical, perfectly measured, and quietly magical handbook on the lost art of civility and compassion.

"Insightful meditation on how changing the way we think can improve our daily lives. ... A deft exploration that urges us to think before speaking." --Kirkus, Starred Review

The Wedding Planner & Organizer
The Wedding Planner & Organizer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0761165975

Weddings require organization, record-keeping, legwork, logistics. In other words, a planner. From the celebrity wedding planner and author of the The Wedding Book, Mindy Weiss's All-In-One Wedding Planner & Organizer helps couples keep track of every detail leading up to their Big Day. It's the organizer that includes exactly what you need for on-the-go, on-the-ground wedding planning.

Created as a three-ring binder, it has tabs for each category:
- The Big Picture and Contacts
- Budget
- Location, Location, Location
- Menu and Flowers
- Rentals
- The Dress (And What Everyone Else Is Wearing)
- The Guests and the Invitations
- Music, Photography, and Videography
- Making It Official: Rings, Licenses, Vows, Officiants

Packed throughout are tips, tools, checklists, spreadsheets, and schedules to help brides (and grooms) manage everything from building a wedding timeline and organizing the dreaded seating chart to getting the wedding party matched and fitted. From "Will you marry me?" to "I do," nothing will slip through the cracks.

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt
The Asshole Survival Guide
How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt
Paperback      ISBN: 1328511669

"This book is a contemporary classic--a shrewd and spirited guide to protecting ourselves from the jerks, bullies, tyrants, and trolls who seek to demean. We desperately need this antidote to the a-holes in our midst."--Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

How to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes, from the author of the classic The No Asshole Rule
As entertaining as it is useful, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan for anybody who feels plagued by assholes. Sutton starts with diagnosis--what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field-tested, evidence-based, and often surprising strategies for dealing with assholes--avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass.
Ultimately, this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your work life, and rescue all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk.

"Thought-provoking and often hilarious . . . An indispensable resource."--Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before

"At last . . . clear steps for rejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives . . . Useful, evidence-based, and fun to read."--Robert Cialdini, best-selling author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

Spain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Spain - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 1857338383

For many, Spain conjures up images of rapacious conquistadors, the unworldly Don Quixote, brave bullfighters, fiery flamenco dancers, and brilliant artists. All true enough--but how does the reality conform to these stereotypes? The Spanish people are certainly distinctive. Visitors are often astounded by their vitality, entranced by their friendliness, and driven mad by their frequent indulgence of their friends and relatives. They tend to be proud, passionate, spontaneous, generous, and loyal; they can also be procrastinators, individualistic to a fault, suspicious, and, not least, very noisy Spain has had a major impact on European and world history. This is the nation that enjoyed a golden age of enlightenment, that discovered America and gathered in its riches, and that left the great legacy of its culture and its language, today spoken by over four hundred million people. In the early twentieth century, Spain suffered a bitter civil war and a stultifying dictatorship, from which it emerged in the late seventies to become again an integral part of Europe and the international arena. Culture Smart Spain explores the complex human realities of modern Spanish life. It describes how history and geography have created both regional differences and shared values and attitudes. It reveals what the Spaniards are like at home, and in business, and how they socialize. It prepares you for their boundless energy and widespread religious devotion; and offers practical tips on how to behave and make the very most of your visit. The better you understand the Spanish people, the more you will be enriched by your experience of this vital, warm, and varied country--where the individual is important, and the enjoyment of life is paramount.

Switzerland - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Switzerland - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1857338448

There is far more to Switzerland than beautiful scenery, chocolate, watches, faceless bankers, and spotless cities. The real Switzerland is full of surprises and anything but bland. This small, rugged, landlocked country at the heart of Europe has been a confederation since the first three cantons came together in a defensive alliance in 1291. Four national languages are spoken within its borders. Its present twenty-six cantons are largely autonomous and retain their individual characters. In this grassroots democracy real power lies with the people, who exercise it directly through frequent referendums. "Swissness" is, above all, a spirit of independence and of communal involvement. Although it is a model of peace and multicultural cooperation, with one of the highest standards of living in Europe, Switzerland's prosperity has been hard-won. Historically neutral, it maintains a semi-detached relationship within the European Union. In 2014, a national referendum supported quotas on EU migrants. Despite the several hundred thousand EU nationals living and working within its borders, and almost half a million Swiss working in the EU, this small, resource-poor country appears determined to retain its independence. Culture Smart Switzerland provides an historical perspective, explores Swiss values and attitudes, and looks at the cultural continuity of festivals and traditions. It helps you navigate the workplace, the neighborhood, and the social scene. It offers crucial insights into Swiss business culture, and more generally on differences in communication style. Swiss people are not always easy to get to know. Proud, industrious, fair-minded, and creative, they respect the individual, which means that while they appreciate clear thinking and direct talking, they avoid confrontation. They will never intrude, yet will willingly help out if asked. Make the effort, and people will respond. Warmth, decency, intelligence, and wit are among the many hidden riches of this fascinating society.

Etiquette Rules!: A Field Guide to Modern Manners
Etiquette Rules!
A Field Guide to Modern Manners
Paperback      ISBN: 1577151631
Etiquette Rules succinctly explains everything you need to know to successfully maneuver the world today; from properly serving high tea, to giving the perfectly tasteful toast.

We need only to look around our communities or visit social media to know there is an etiquette crisis. With rudeness rampant and civility on life support, it's time for of us to take a hard look at ourselves to determine if we are contributing to the problem or combating it.

Enter: Etiquette Rules A Field Guide to Modern Manners, a common-sense examination of etiquette as an operating system for living life with kindness and courtesy while we work, play, drive, dine, and shop in our physical and virtual communities.

Etiquette Rules jettisons the old-school notion that etiquette is nothing but stuffy rules on how to properly hold a teacup. Modern etiquette is a powerful tool that can help everyone feel comfortable and confident in a variety of situations, whether you're building personal and business relationships, demonstrating respect for others, or trying to live a life that flow more smoothly.