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Why Politeness and Etiquette Matter

If you want to be comfortable in any situation, then you just need to know and remember how to behave. Manners and etiquette aren't just for snobs! Etiquette expert Jihan Murray-Smith joins the Curiosity Podcast this week to explain the guidelines behind proper etiquette in any situation. Whether you're at a family dinner, business lunch, or first date, you'll want to listen so you can act with confidence in any social situation.

As founder of the etiquette and public speaking consulting firm Tea & Crumpets, Jihan Murray-Smith has been facilitating workshops on college campuses, high schools, elementary schools for 15 years. Stream or download the podcast using the player below, or find the episode everywhere podcasts are found, including iTunes, Stitcher, and Gretta.

Polite Conversation

Jihan Murray-Smith, founder of the etiquette and public speaking consulting firm Tea & Crumpets, discusses:

  • The purpose of proper etiquette and how it applies to everyday life.
  • Who's supposed to pay for a meal when you go out.
  • The functional purpose of table manners.
  • Gift giving: what to do when you receive a gift you dislike, and helpful hints for buying the right gift for others.
  • What to bring to a party host – beyond just a bottle of wine.

Plus, find out how Curiosity Podcast listeners can get $50 off a Full Havenly Design package and one free month of The Great Courses Plus.

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About the Curiosity Podcast: Curiosity makes you smarter – and so will this podcast. Each episode features experts in every field who explain why their knowledge is important and why you should care. Developed as an audio companion to the existing Curiosity experience, you'll learn about your brain and your body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will share their curiosity to help you understand the world better.

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Written by Cody Gough November 14, 2017

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