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Greet! Eat! Tweet!: 52 Business Etiquette Postings To Avoid Pitfalls and Boost Your Career Paperback – November 4, 2010
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About the Author
Barbara Pachter is an internationally renowned business etiquette speaker, coach, and author. She has delivered more than 2,100 seminars throughout the world, including the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait. In 2010, NJBiz named her one of the Best 50 Women in Business in New Jersey. Her areas of expertise include business etiquette, presentation skills, business writing, assertive communication, career suggestions, positive confrontation, and women in the workplace. Her client list boasts of many of today's most notable organizations, including Microsoft, Chrysler, Genentech, Merck & Co., Citigroup, Inc., and Pfizer Inc. Pachter is the author of eight books, including NewRules@Work: 79 Etiquette Tips, Tools and Techniques to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead, that have been translated into nine languages. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, and her advice on business etiquette has been featured in dozens of newspapers and magazines. Currently she lives in New Jersey with her husband, son, and labradoodle.
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If you are intent on advancing your career, Greet! Eat! Tweet!: 52 Business Etiquette Postings To Avoid Pitfalls and Boost Your Career is the ticket. Author Barbara Pachter is an experienced and persuasive communicator whose words of wisdom are powerful and packed with common sense punch. This little gem is succinct, to the point, with no wasted words. Easy to read super short meaty chapters take less than one minute each to read allowing the reader to absorb and reflect on thought provoking content.
My favorite is chapter is "Button That Shirt and Cover That Thigh". When I read that chapter I found myself cheering the author's courage to speak up about appropriate business attire. If you are tired of viewing tasteless "anchor cleavage" or bare "cottage cheese thighs" on female TV personalities or guests, you will cheer as well. Just because something is "in style" doesn't mean it's suitable for everyone for every occasion.
The chapters dealing with the "do's, don'ts and pitfalls" of social networking sites are indispensable whether you are a seasoned pro or just getting your feet wet. I learned things that made me think, "Wow! I'm glad to know that before I do any more social networking!"
Greet! Eat! Tweet!: 52 Business Etiquette Postings To Avoid Pitfalls and Boost Your Career should be required reading in every employee training program to insure workplace harmony and success. And because business and achievement-oriented behaviors generally are not included in most curricula, I'd like to see a copy handed out at every high school and college graduation along with the diploma. It's that valuable.
Barbara covers a wide spectrum of circumstances that most if not of all us will encounter in life. As the workplace evolves, so has the author's advice for coping with these changes. The most prominent feature of this is social media, I.E. Facebook and LinkedIn. She includes advice on the dangers of posting indiscriminately on the Internet and covers how to use social networks to your professional advantages.
A vast majority of her content is not taught in school. As a college student myself at the time of writing this review, I highly recommend it especially for juniors and seniors.
Barbara Pachter offers a ton of helpful information through 52 of her business etiquette postings aimed to help people avoid pitfalls and boost their careers. The issues covered range from dining etiquette and proper clothing attire to how to disagree agreeably, job-search mistakes to avoid and tips on how to find your next job.
Sometimes the vital basics are all too easy to forget from day-to-day. Convey confidence: whether you feel it or not, don't put yourself down: accept compliments, manners count: use please and thank you and be direct: You're more likely to get what you want are a few topics covered in this book.
I found this book to be friendly in its approach and comfortable to read. It is broken into small manageable sections and offers practical realistic material to help navigate through the workplace.