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DATE: November 11, 2011 TO: Dr. Elwin Myers FROM: Viet Hoang SUBJECT: SUMMARY OF A SPEECH ON THE RULES OF ETIQUETTE The purpose of this report is to summarize what I learned from Cook and Cook about the rules of etiquette. According to Cook and Cook (2010), etiquette, “[the] ability to get along with one another has been called many things over the years--civility, good manners, comportment, decorum, courtesy, politeness, respect, and deportment to name a few” (p. 3). Understanding the basic rules of etiquette is essential for career advancement; therefore, I would like to discuss about the etiquette lessons from history and the basis of etiquette today (Cook & Cook, 2010). Etiquette Lessons from History When the social system of Western Europe in the Middle Ages peaked in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the system of behavior based on purity, honor, kindness and bravery was pursued by knights. The highest ranked people always get served first in the table. It means that
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