Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review & Giveaway - Business Etiquette: 101 Ways to Conduct Business with Charm and Savvy

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway - Business Etiquette: 101 Ways to Conduct Business with Charm and Savvy

Proper behavior in business settings can be a scary topic.  Doing or saying the wrong thing in a business setting can be devastating.  Business Etiquette: 101 Ways to Conduct Business with Charm and Savvy (Third Edition) offers concrete advice that will help readers in specific situations. 

Whether one is just starting out in the professional world or a veteran, questions of business behavior can cause sleepless nights.  Business Etiquette can help readers answer questions such as:
  • “How do I handle co-workers on the cell-phone or texting all day?”
  • “What, exactly, am I supposed to wear on dress-down day?”
  • “What’s the best way to compose an e-mail to my most important prospective
  • client?”
  • “When I’m conducting business in another country, what should I say—or avoid saying—to my host?”
  • “How do I handle people who come across too strong during meetings?”

Being unsure of what move should come next in a work-related situation is often un-nerving.  Learning to navigate professional situations with greater confidence and less hesitation will improve productivity, profits, and the quality of work life. 

Now in its third edition, Business Etiquette has been updated to reflect the changes in today’s business world, including sections on e-mail, voice mail, and wireless communications, as well as the essentials of international etiquetteBusiness Etiquette is filled with practical advice, in an easy–to-use format, that can assist readers in conducting their business with more confidence, know-how, grace, and efficiency than ever before. 

Business Etiquette: 101 Ways to Conduct Business with Charm and Savvy third edition (EAN 978-1-60163-120-6, pages: 192, price: $13.99) was published by Career Press. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders,, and many other booksellers.

Career Press was founded in 1985 as a niche publisher of career directories that since has grown into one of the best-known independent publishers of its kind.  Career Press, which now boasts an active, strong-selling backlist of nearly 300 titles spanning careers, personal finance, business management, and study skills, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010.

For more information about Business Etiquette and other new releases, visit the Website of the publisher, Career Press, at

About the Author:

Ann Marie Sabath is president of At Ease Inc., a nationally recognized protocol and etiquette firm. She has trained more than 90,000 individuals at companies such as Fidelity Investments,, CVS Pharmacy/Caremark, Deloitte & Touche, Baird Investments and Marriott International. The first and second editions of Business Etiquette have been recognized by the Oprah Winfrey Show, the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Seattle Times, and the Cincinnati Enquirer, among many other newspapers, radio and television stations. Sabath has been profiled in a wide variety of media, including Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. She divides her time between New York and Cincinnati.

My Take on The Book

This book gets right to the point and allows the reader to delve right in and pull out great resources that can be used on a daily basis within the workplace. The book itself did a good job at helping me to better understand the formal and informal processes within the workplace. I was interested to read about the idea of the email culture that is pervasive within many organizations today. I mean, in reading this I guess I knew that this was the case, but seeing this in black and white made it truly stand out as the truth.

The author works to better help the reader to develop a plan of attack per se to be able to prepare for reaching their personal goals.

I found this book to be very user friendly and helpful as a reference guide in good business etiquette. Thus, if you are looking for a practical guide for increasing your business savvy, look no further.

If this book sounds like one that you would like for your own library you can find it on Amazon!

How would you like to win a copy of this book for yourself? I will be giving away 1 of these books to a lucky reader! All you need to do is let me know why you would have an interest in this game to be considered. The contest will run for one week and will end on March 23, 2010.

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    traveler said...

    I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    traveler said...

    This book would be invaluable especially for my son. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    Anonymous said...

    I subscribe with google reader.

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    Anonymous said...

    Sounds like a great go-to book for some of those tricky situations at work.

    ebeandebe at gmail dot com