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Good and bad manners
Good manners are a set of behaviors
which mark someone as a civilized and
cultured member of a society. Manners are
usuall...
Manners pertain from everything from how
to introduce people to how to eat.
Good manners involve treating people with
resp...
Practice basic courtesy. Say "please" and "thank you," when you
need to. People notice when you're courteous and respectfu...
Hold open doors for other people.
If someone will be entering the door shortly
after you, pause a second and hold it open....
Speak politely.
Keep the volume of your voice as low as possible
while still allowing people to hear you, and don't use
sl...
Give up your seat on public transportation.
If you're on a crowded train or bus and you
notice someone struggling to stand...
Congratulate people. Offer your congratulations to someone
who's just made a big accomplishment.
Be a good sport. Congratu...
Know how to greet people.
If you're greeting someone you know as a family member or close
friend, an informal greeting is ...
Manage introductions with grace.
If you're with two people who don't know each other, but you know both of
them, it's your...
Groom yourself appropriately.
Whether you're going to your school, your job,
or just to the grocery store, your pristine
m...
Write thank-you notes.
Whenever anyone gives you a gift or does something
particularly nice for you, send him or her a tha...
Keep in mind!
•Good manners will never go out of style. They can only help you.
•Good manners doesn't mean that you can't ...
Failing to observe good etiquette is bad
manners, bad for business.
Is it a good or bad manner?
Having bad manners can be
associated with having poor
character.
Don't give people a long
list of things to buy for
you
Don't give people
a long list of
things to buy for.
Never turn away and
talk to someone else
when the person is in
mid-sentence. Learn
more about the art of
conversation.
Thank you for
your
attention!
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  1. 1. Good and bad manners
  2. 2. Good manners are a set of behaviors which mark someone as a civilized and cultured member of a society. Manners are usually taught from a very young age, with some people receiving additional training in etiquette, formal rules of conduct which apply to a variety of situations. Someone who lacks good manners may be considered boorish or inappropriate, and he or she may be at a disadvantage in many social situations.
  3. 3. Manners pertain from everything from how to introduce people to how to eat. Good manners involve treating people with respect and courtesy, and in making sure that other people feel comfortable in a variety of situations. Excellent manners can help you to have better relationships with people you know, and those you will meet. Manners pertain from everything from how to introduce people to how to eat. Good manners involve treating people with respect and courtesy, and in making sure that other people feel comfortable in a variety of situations. Excellent manners can help you to have better relationships with people you know, and those you will meet.
  4. 4. Practice basic courtesy. Say "please" and "thank you," when you need to. People notice when you're courteous and respectful toward them, and it can count for a lot.
  5. 5. Hold open doors for other people. If someone will be entering the door shortly after you, pause a second and hold it open. Say "After you, sir/ma'am," if the person is a stranger; if not, use his or her name in place of sir or ma'am. If you're unsure about whether or not the other person would appreciate having the door held open, ask politely. Say, "May I get the door for you?" This gives the other person an opportunity to accept or decline.
  6. 6. Speak politely. Keep the volume of your voice as low as possible while still allowing people to hear you, and don't use slang or filler words (such as "like," "uh," "so..." and so on). Don't discuss rude topics, such as bodily functions, gossip, dirty jokes, swear words, or anything you wouldn't want your mom hearing you say. Don't interrupt or override another person when he or she is speaking. Practice being a good listener, and talk when it's your turn.
  7. 7. Give up your seat on public transportation. If you're on a crowded train or bus and you notice someone struggling to stand up (such as an elderly person, a pregnant woman, or someone with a lot of parcels), offer him or her your seat. Saying something like, "Sir, I'd be delighted if you'd accept my seat" can make the situation less awkward for the other person.
  8. 8. Congratulate people. Offer your congratulations to someone who's just made a big accomplishment. Be a good sport. Congratulate anyone who beats you in a race, sporting event, election or other competition.
  9. 9. Know how to greet people. If you're greeting someone you know as a family member or close friend, an informal greeting is enough. It can be as simple as "Hey, how's it going?“ If you're greeting someone who's an elder, business associate, church leader, or other formal acquaintance, stick to a formal greeting. Greet the other person using his or her title (such as "Mrs. Jones" or "Pastor Smith"), or use "sir" or "ma'am." Avoid slang such as "hey" or "hi," and try to speak in full sentences. Something like "Hello, Mrs. Jones. How are you today?" could be appropriate. Make any necessary greeting gestures. For informal greetings, how you physically interact with that person is your choice - you could do nothing at all, or offer a hug, handshake, or other greeting based on your relationship with that person. For formal greetings, though, it's appropriate to offer a handshake or bow your head forward slightly. If the person you're greeting formally goes in for a hug or an air kiss, accept it graciously.
  10. 10. Manage introductions with grace. If you're with two people who don't know each other, but you know both of them, it's your responsibility to make the introduction. Follow these steps: The person who is of higher social rank should have the second person introduced to him or her. That is, the person of lower rank is the one who should be presented to the person of higher rank, (younger people should be presented to elders, men should be presented to women). Start out an introduction by naming the person of higher rank, then say "I'd like to introduce you to.." or "this is...", and name the person of lower rank. After the two people have greeted each other, offer some information about each person. When you're being introduced to someone else, look that person in the eyes and remember his or her name. After the introduction, greet the other person and say something like "How do you do?" or "It's a pleasure to meet you," and offer a handshake.
  11. 11. Groom yourself appropriately. Whether you're going to your school, your job, or just to the grocery store, your pristine manners will go unnoticed if you're not well- groomed. Take a shower everyday, and keep your hair, skin, nails and clothing as clean as possible. Wear freshly laundered clothes that are appropriate for the setting you're in (whether it's a school uniform or a business-casual look for work).
  12. 12. Write thank-you notes. Whenever anyone gives you a gift or does something particularly nice for you, send him or her a thank-you note within a few days (or a few weeks, for larger events such as a birthday party). Note how thankful you are for the specific gift or action, and how delighted you are to have the other person's friendship. Note that a thank-you email can be appropriate in certain situations, such as the workplace or for someone who lives so far away that an email is much more expedient. When possible, though, it is preferable to send hand-written thank-you notes.
  13. 13. Keep in mind! •Good manners will never go out of style. They can only help you. •Good manners doesn't mean that you can't joke and cut-up, and have a sense of humor, don't confuse good manners with being a stuffed shirt and overly reserved. That's just boring. •If you are in school, do what you're there to do -- learn & study. Pay attention in class. Do your homework. Treat your teacher as you wish to be treated. They did not train to be your teacher to be abused by you. See your teacher as an ally, not your enemy. They are there to educate you and help you create a better future for yourself. •Pardon bodily functions. Say "excuse me" if you belch or cough (or make any other unavoidable noise with your body). Laughing at a belch is poor manners and makes a person seem crude. Remember, though, that just because you say "excuse me" that does not mean you can belch at any time you like. Avoid doing it in front of anyone. •Control your temper all the time. When you seem to be very mad at someone, just stay calm and lower down your voice if you want to say something. •Be modest. •Don't laugh at someone when other people do! Be polite! If you laugh, it will really hurt their feelings.
  14. 14. Failing to observe good etiquette is bad manners, bad for business.
  15. 15. Is it a good or bad manner?
  16. 16. Having bad manners can be associated with having poor character.
  17. 17. Don't give people a long list of things to buy for you Don't give people a long list of things to buy for.
  18. 18. Never turn away and talk to someone else when the person is in mid-sentence. Learn more about the art of conversation.
  19. 19. Thank you for your attention!

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