Etiquette Videos for a Variety of Occasions

Following proper etiquette will get you through many personal and professional situations – even those that seem confusing. Knowing how to behave enables you to fit into almost any social setting or business setting, and not knowing these things can call negative attention to you.

Whether you are interviewing for a job, dining out with someone you want to impress, or wonder how much you should tip for services, these videos will show you what is considered suitable.

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    Social Etiquette Videos

    Thanksgiving dinner
    Know which utensils to use during a formal dinner. Maren Caruso / Getty Images

    One of the most confusing situations many people are faced with is knowing which utensil to use for each course during a formal dinner. Faced with a variety of forks, spoons, and knives, some lined up beside the plate and others lying across smaller plates, you may find yourself wishing you could crawl beneath the table and hide. If you have no clue which fork to use, wait for the host or hostess and follow his or her lead.

    Watch this video: How to Use Eating Utensils at a Formal Dinner

    If you...MORE haven’t already taught your children the proper mealtime etiquette, it’s time to start working with them.

    They also need to know how to behave when they're out in public. Not only will their knowing what to do in social situations help them in all aspects of life it will prevent embarrassing moments for you. Incorporate etiquette training into your daily routine, and eventually, good manners will become second nature to your children.

    Watch these videos:

    • How to Teach Your Child Basic Manners
    • How to Break Your Child of Bad Manners
    • Children's Etiquette Tips for School

    Before you send out invitations to a social event, consider some essential points to add. Your guests will need to know the time, place, purpose, and how to dress. Including this information will help prevent a faux pas, and your guests will feel much more confident in accepting your invitation.

    Watch this video: Proper Social Invitation Etiquette

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    Videos on Tipping

    Woman putting money into a tip jar
    Know the proper etiquette of tipping. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

    In many industries, services workers are paid low wages because it is assumed that they will receive tips. Two of the biggest questions in many people’s minds are who should be tipped and how much to tip.

    You don’t have to be a math genius to figure out a proper tip. All you have to do is move the decimal one digit to the left of the number to know that’s 10 percent. Double that number for 20 percent. If you want to tip 15 percent, the amount is 10 percent plus another half. For example, for a...MORE $100 service, 10 percent would be $10, 20 percent would be $20, and 15 percent would be $15.

    Watch these videos on tipping:

    • How to Tip Your Server
    • How to Tip When Traveling
    • How to Tip in a Hotel
    • How to Tip Movers
    • How to Tip for Delivery
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    Business Etiquette Videos

    Business people having a meeting
    Know proper etiquette for business meetings. Gary Burchell/Getty Images

    Following proper business etiquette can make the difference between getting the job of your dreams or being passed over. You may consider some of the recommendations common sense, but it’s always a good idea to brush up on a few tips to give yourself every advantage possible.

    Watch this video: Proper Job Interview Etiquette

    Business relationships can be very sticky. If you are like most of the people who work forty-hour workweeks, you spend as much as or more time with your coworkers than with...MORE your family. Use proper phone etiquette, show respect, and be very careful with email. While there is nothing wrong with having a personal relationship with people you see everyday at work, there are still some lines that should never be crossed.

    Watch this video: Proper Business Relationship Etiquette

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    Videos on Funeral Etiquette

    Know proper funeral and sympathy etiquette. Kameleon007 / Getty Images

    Funerals are almost always sad occasions, so following proper etiquette when someone passes away is critical. You don’t want to say the wrong thing that might come across as insensitive. That includes words you write in a sympathy card.

    Watch this video: How to Write a Sympathy Card

    Rather than worry about how to act or what to wear to a funeral, learn some tips that will guide you through the event. Some of the things to consider are what to wear, where to sit, and what to say to the deceased...MORE person’s family.

    Watch this video: Top Tips for Attending a Funeral