Evolving Etiquette

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photoIn the not so distant past, etiquette classes were the domain of the ultra-rich who needed to perfect their country club manners. These days, 20 and 30-something ordinary Jills and Joes are signing up for etiquette classes. Books about etiquette are flying off the shelves and adult education classes are booked to the hilt.

What this e-mail, cell phone generation is learning is that manners matter.
Good manners are now seen as key to getting a good job, more confidence, even a date.

Hear about the evolving world of social etiquette from some of the best names in the business.


Jacqueline Whitmore, founder of the Protocol School of Palm Beach, author of "Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work"

Leticia Baldridge, America's foremost etiquette expert

Judith Kallos, author of "Because Etiquette Matters";Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on August 30, 2005.


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