Don't Take the Last Donut: New Rules of Business Etiquette

Don't Take the Last Donut: New Rules of Business Etiquette

by Judith Bowman

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Overview

Don’t Take the Last Donut gives you the tools you need to be confident and letter-perfect in any business setting—from pitch to presentation, from networking to contract negotiations, and everything in between. With this book, you will easily master the art of small talk, the protocol of the perfect business introduction, and the many nuances of the business lunch. You’ll learn:
  • The protocol of the proper business introduction…even if you have forgotten someone's name.
  • The art of creating a positive first impression.
  • How to manage an awkward moment.
  • The vast differences in rules of etiquette around the world.
  • Plus, new for the paperback edition: a new appendix, showing readers how to exceed expectations in the workplace and go from “fine” to “fabulous.”

In this age of economic uncertainty, every edge counts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601638748
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 08/15/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 845 KB

About the Author

Judith Bowman, founder of Rhode Island–based Protocol Consultants International, is a veteran of protocol education who works with corporate executives and political leaders. She provides training, seminars, personal coaching, and speaking services for small and midsize companies, as well as Fortune 500 firms. A graduate of Boston College, she has written articles for Forbes, CFO magazine, CNN Everyday Money, Business Week, Boston Business Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and other publications. She is also the author of the syndicated weekly column “Everyday Etiquette.”

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Don't Take the Last Donut: New Rules of Business Etiquette 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
biunicorn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Don't Take the Last DonutNew Rules of Business Etiquetteby Judith BowmanThis 224 page guide to acting appropriately in business situations just totally captured my heart and blew my mind all at the same time. The wit and insight the author brings to this faithful teacher went a long way to help me see subtle yet major ways that could really impact work situations. The humor and lighthearted style of the easy read was priceless.I was especially drawn to the personal examples, suggestions and even tests throughout that got me to understand how one approach could work over another. Who would have thought that something as simple as picking the client's favorite restaurant could actually make or break a deal. Being self-employed I was able to quickly see how crossing the I's and dotting the T's could make a world of difference. I would recommend this magnificent manuscript to anyone wanting that little edge at the office. Thanks Judith, it just makes so much sense.Love & Light,Riki Frahmann
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Follow these rules if you want to be that smarmy guy in the office who always has to sit next to the boss and makes up for his lack of talent with silly little tricks to make himself seem more "businesslike".
DollDebbie More than 1 year ago
This book is a delight to read. Each section provides proven, useful tips with real-life examples of marvellous matchmaking compared to friendship failures. You can read the chapters in sequence or separately. I read it with my lunch and immediately apply the lessons learned when I go back to my desk or walk down the hallway and pass a colleague. I drove to Rhode Island to hear Judith Bowman speak, and I can asure you that she practices what she preaches. Outstanding!
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