19 de Fevereiro de 2020 -

What does etiquette mean?

por Felipe Dib

Hello, my friend! How are you? If you're out of time or "in a rush", go to the last paragraph of this text for a fast answer.

In times of immediate responses and connection 24 hours a day, talking about long-term transformation is a risk! But… we believe you can (and must!) dream big, and make a daily effort to get better every day. This is our mission - seeing you speaking English and being a Leader wherever you go. "The 5 Essential People Skills" was written by Dale Carnegie and its goal is to improve your people skills. In other words, to improve your relationships at work and at home.

"Most behavior that is perceived as disrespectful, discourteous, or abrasive is unintentional. It could have been avoided by practicing good etiquette". Dale says basic knowledge and practice of etiquette is a valuable advantage, because in a lot of situations, a second chance may not be practical or even possible.

It means being considerate and thoughtful to people around you, regardless of the situation. Consider other people's feelings and stick to your convictions as diplomatically as possible. "The qualities we admire most in adults are the very traits we work so hard to engender in our children. If you always behave so that you wouldn't mind if your spouse/kids/parents were watching you, you're probably doing fine. Have you ever done anything that can't be shown to everyone? Comment here and see you next class!

1. We've talked about ___ etiquette.

2. Most ___ is ___.

3. Dib says most of your ___ behaviour is unintentional and you must ___ it.

4. The most important thing to remember is to be ___.

5. Act as if your ___ were watching. This way you'll ___.

6. ___ and ___ are two bad habits when it comes to relationships.

7. Next class we'll talk about ___.

8. In the article we learn that practice of etiquette is a ___, once there's no ___ in a lot of situations.

9. In the article we see that etiquette means ___.

10. The qualities we admire most in ___ are the very ___ we work hard to engender in our ___.