What is etiquette?
What are manners?
Why are these social skills
considered as important?
Proper etiquette is knowing how to
behave appropriately in various
Proper etiquette guides us in the
common courtesies of life.
Etiquette helps us to be more aware of
those around us. It is knowing and
respecting people's customs and
With proper etiquette we exhibit a
positive attitude and pleasant
demeanor. We use a firm handshake,
maintain good eye contact, make
appropriate introductions, rise when
introduced or introducing someone,
shows respect and consideration
towards others, and listens well.
With proper etiquette we present
ourselves with the kind of polish,
grooming, and behavior that
commands that we are to be taken
Good etiquette is the kindnesses with which
we should always treat each other.
Unselfishness, respect, honesty,
that's what etiquette is!
Whether it be a job interview,
a business meeting, or a social function...
people often reach instant conclusions,
positive or negative, on how they regard others
within the first 15 to 30 seconds of meeting them.
Etiquette is the way one carries themselves in our society.
It is the sensible, professional, respectful, responsible
manner acceptable to the society and the workplace.
It is the behavior which earns respect and appreciation.
Without etiquette and good manners, members of society
would show far too much impatience and disrespect
for one another, which would lead to insults, dishonesty,
cheating, road rage, fist fights, and a rash of other
Without proper etiquette and good manners,
our polite society would soon disappear and
the social behavior would, more than likely, be
impolite and less like civilized human beings.
When rudeness, disrespect, and the lack of
consideration for the law and mankind is exhibited
we will be subjected to a rapidly declining society.
When morals and values have been discarded, and there is
no civility... the conditions of society become very grave.
Can you imagine what this world would be like if there
was no trust, dignity, respect, manners, love or safety?