This audiobook focuses on how your good manners can promote better relations and results with other people. The author emphasizes that exhibiting good manners does not imply weakness though some may interpret your efforts that way. The point is that getting results is all about them, how to encourage others to do what you want. The audiobooks gives concrete advice about how to use good manners to deflect aggressive behavior, how to recognize after making your best efforts how to back off or cut off ties with people you just can't please or reach a common understanding with, and always sticking up for yourself--but doing so pleasantly. The audiobook then addresses how to do this in a series of circumstances ranging from meetings, family, table manners and travel, to guests and good gestures. It concludes, aptly for these times, about how to act in bad times.
Learn the art of good manners in only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction. These are the subjects covered:
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This book is worth a couple of dollars and an hour of your time. It's nothing earth-shattering and you've probably heard it all before, but I came away from it with an increased desire to be a pleasant person.
The reader is not a professional, but that didn't bother me, I found him to be friendly and engaging.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
Deaver Brown is great and to the point. Short and easy listens. These lecture style listens are subject sensitive and to the point. While I could have used a bit more on modern day manners (owning a business in 2010) this was great.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Just plain good old common sense. Very refreshing! I have liked all the books of his that I have listen to.
Would you listen to Good Manners again? Why?
Probably not, because it's easy to remember the content and the principle.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Good Manners?
When the reader repeated again and again the principle of of good manners is making people feel good.
What does Deaver Brown bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Probably the faster speed of finishing this book.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Some, when I recalled some occasion that I wasn't very polite and learned some concept or tips of improving it.
Any additional comments?
Generally good, but improvement requires the listeners' own careful reflection and thinking of application of one's daily behaviour.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful