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Graduation Etiquette

Graduation season is a time for parties and ceremonies. And where you have parties and ceremonies, you need rules of etiquette to ensure things go smoothly. Our graduation etiquette section is full of useful information for graduates, parents, friends, and famly. Learn about everything from when to send announcements to the best wording for graduation gift thank you cards.

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Business Email Dos and Don'ts

Email Etiquette

More business is conducted electronically today than ever before: you might meet, communicate and sign contracts with clients entirely over the internet, and you can work and communicate with colleagues around the world. It's crucial that you understand email etiquette in a way that is professional and courteous, and that reflects well on both you and your business.

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dinner party gift dos and don'ts

Gift Etiquette

Dinner Parties

Receiving an invitation to a dinner or cocktail party is exciting. It provides the opportunity to meet up with associates, family, and friends. If you want to be invited back, make sure you remember a few essential dinner party gift etiquette rules. Our party gift dos and don’ts list provides a useful guide for guests who want to get the perfect gift for the host or hostess of a dinner party.

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5 invitation tips

Invitation Etiquette

five great invitation tips!

Receiving an invitation comes with some responsibilities. Follow the following invitation etiquette tips to continue to be invited.

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10 Important Golf Etiquette Rules

Golf Etiquette

10 Rules

Golf is a courteous game.

Most golfers appreciate the rules and established etiquette on the course. Sadly, because of disregard or obliviousness, violations remain. Everyone has committed a breach of golf etiquette at some point, but fixing this situation is easy.

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Business Etiquette

Want some great business advice? Following accepted standards in business for interacting with coworkers and clients is essential to becoming a competent professional and ultimate career success. Our business etiquette articles are compiled from the most respected experts across the Web.

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Table Manners

Maybe most of your meals have been served at a drive-through lately, or eaten over the sink. All of us are busy and for many families there is no regular dining time anymore. Maybe it has been a while since you have thought about table manners, or you haven't been exposed to these rules at all. Start with handling utensils, napkin use, and other table manners essentials...

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Table Setting

  • informal table setting

    Informal settings are used in 99% of restaurants you will dine at - even the expensive ones. At an informal table setting, the salad fork will be to the left of the dinner fork.

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International Dining Etiquette

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    Traveling abroad? Hosting a foreign guest? Or trying out a new Japanese restaurant? There's more to learn in our international dining etiquette section...

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Some of the rules may have changed, but etiquette is still important to show courtesy to others in your social and family life and to create a professional appearance on the job.

Etiquette Defined: The standard of courteous conduct in society and among individuals from a group or profession.

Etiquette Fact: Etiquette is a French word meaning “label” or “ticket”. The word was later altered in “etiqueta” in Spain (in the sixteenth century) and used to allude to documented conventions and conduct mandated for anyone that was present in court. “Etiqueta” grew to be used ceremonies held in court and the written requirements for the ceremonies. In France, "étiquette" began to be used to describe appropriate conduct. Finally, by the eighteenth century, those who spoke English embraced the word itself, that the French meaning.