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The Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Parties

The Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Parties

From International Etiquette Expert Jacqueline Whitmore

Jacqueline Whitmore

St. Martin's Press

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This special digital e-book contains an excerpt from Jacqueline Whitmore's forthcoming book POISED FOR SUCCESS: MASTERING THE FOUR QUALITIES THAT DISTINGUISH OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALS, on sale November 8, 2011.

How To Entertain With Elegance And Ease.

Rest assured: in today's fast-paced world, where most of us are short on time and resources, there are no absolute rules about parties. But the best rule to keep in mind is the five Ps: prior planning prevents poor performance. After all, the purpose of entertaining for business or pleasure is to show your guests a good time without getting too stressed out. In The Do's and Don't of Holiday Parties, Jacqueline Whitmore serves up ten tips to help you get started.

How To Be The World's Best Guest.
To ensure that you stay in the good graces of others this holiday season, Jacqueline Whitmore gives you a few simple yet often forgotten tips, covering everything from when to show up, how to ask permission to bring an uninvited guest, to what to bring, how to dress, what to discuss, and how to thank your host.

Whitmore, using her 15 years of experience as a protocol and etiquette expert, will arm you with the skills to become more self-aware, more confident and comfortable in your own skin, and better able to communicate with others in a credible, authentic manner.

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THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF HOLIDAY PARTIES
Entertain with Elegance and Ease
THAT'S THE SECRET OF ENTERTAINING. YOU MAKE
YOUR GUESTS FEEL WELCOME AND AT HOME.
IF YOU DO THAT HONESTLY, THE REST
TAKES CARE OF ITSELF.

--BARBARA HALL,...

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Praise for The Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Parties

“It's a must-read for all those looking to get ahead!” —MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There on Poised for Success

Informative, heartfelt and entertaining. Jacqueline presents important concepts in a pragmatic and gracious way, and balances it all with a tone that makes you want to meet for coffee.” —TERRI MORRISON, coauthor of Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: the Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than Sixty Countries on Poised for Success

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About the author

Jacqueline Whitmore

JACQUELINE WHITMORE is an internationally recognized etiquette expert and the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach. Her extensive client base includes the U.S. Department of Defense, Booz Allen Hamilton, Office Depot, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Deloitte, Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, Bloomingdale's, Sprint, and Burger King Corporation, among others.

Jacqueline is a popular guest on radio and television and her etiquette advice has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Real Simple, Fortune, and O: The Oprah Magazine. Jacqueline and her husband, Brian Gleason, live in Florida.

Jacqueline Whitmore

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