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George Washington’s “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation”
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Category: Etiquette
07 Feb
2019

George Washington’s “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation”

As a teenager, George Washington transcribed 110 Rules of Etiquette originally created by French Jesuits.  Many of these principles, although dating from the XVI century, prove to be useful and valid today, and with some adaptation, may be applied in spite of all technological advances and the time exigencies of modern life.  That is because..

05 Jan
2019

Business Etiquette is about RESPECT and ENGAGEMENT, not chivalry!

By Viviane Vicente Being respectful of others and kind toward our fellow human beings is what etiquette is all about. In times when gender roles are widely discussed and feminism takes many forms, it is important to remember that kindness goes beyond chivalry – and will never lose its place. During a recent meeting with..

11 Oct
2018

Yes, I speak Spanish… But it is not my native language!

  • October 11, 2018
  • Viviane
  • 120 views

As a Brazilian native residing in the United States, I’ve had to utter that sentence countless times. So it is sort of a relief that this year, due to the Olympic Games’ taking place in Rio de Janeiro, the world is being offered more information on my home country. Sadly, however, the U.S.-based broadcast still..

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