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How To Display Impeccable Manners

Watch more Manners & Etiquette videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make Emily Post proud by knowing these etiquette rules. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Respect authority Respect authority by always introducing a subordinate to a superior, not vice versa. Step 2: Don't celebrate yourself Do not take so much as a sip of your cocktail when everyone else is drinking theirs in your honor. Drinking during your own toast is like giving yourself a hearty round of applause. Step 3: Know left from right Know the rules regarding left and right. If you're handed a name tag, slap it on your right lapel. Then hold your drink in your left hand, so your right is free for handshakes. And don't eat the dinner roll on your right or drink the water on your left. Tip An easy way to recognize what's yours at the table is to think BMW: Bread, Meal, Water/Wine. Step 4: Know the codes Know the codes: If you must leave mid-meal to use the powder room, place your napkin on your chair. When you leave for good, put it beside your plate. If you're "resting" between bites, cross your knife and fork on your plate, with the knife on the right. If you're done, place knife and fork side by side, pointing at the 11 o'clock position. Step 5: Know when to say when Know when to say when: When everyone is done eating, so are you. Step 6: Know how to sneeze Try to sneeze and cough into a tissue, then throw it away immediately. If there's no time for a tissue, direct your nose into your upper arm. While this may sound like the equivalent of wiping your runny nose on your sleeve, it is not. It's meant to keep germs off your hands, where they will infect others. Did You Know? Oscar Wilde once said, "The world was my oyster. But I used the wrong fork."
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