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Business & Dining with Civility

Business & Dining with Civility

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Business & Dining with Civility

5/5 (1 rating)
50 pages
30 minutes
Aug 18, 2014


Business & Dining with Civility is truly a gift of wisdom, practical information and guidance on business, education and dining etiquette. Author, educator and mentor, Nonnie Cameron Owens has dedicated her life to young people, guiding them as they take their next steps in life with confidence. Since 1987 she has been a valuable source of personal and professional tools that encourage the sensitive awareness grounded in respect—of yourself and others. It is called civility.

It was an honor to work with “Mom Nonnie” at Purdue, and also to have her facilitate programs for my bank staff. This little book captures it all. It's a treasure.
—David Huhnke, Vice President of Marketing, Lafayette Savings Bank, Lafayette, Indiana

More than likely, in high school or college you were more concerned about sports or academics than attending cotillion or manners/etiquette classes. Now you are in the job market about to go to a job interview over lunch or ready to attend a formal dinner at the CEO's home. Do not panic! Business & Dining with Civility will give you the information you need in today's business and social circles where knowledge of civility in practice is so important. It will definitely give you the competitive edge!

Nonnie advocates etiquette, civility and manners because she knows it makes a difference, especially in the lives of young people. Apply these principles and tips for your next job interview, business dinner, conference, or even your next date! Manners send messages.

Aug 18, 2014

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Business & Dining with Civility - Nonnie Cameron Owens

Business & Dining with Civility

Manners Send Messages


Nonnie Cameron Owens

Post Office Box 1945

Fairfield Glade, Tennessee 38555-1945

Copyright © 2014 by Nonnie Cameron Owens.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher or copyright holders, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the publisher, addressed Attention: Permissions Coordinator, at the address below.

Business & Dining with Civility

Nonnie Cameron Owens. -- 1st ed.

ISBN: 978-0-9905952-1-2

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014945684


This mini book is dedicated to you—young professionals who would like to enhance your corporate and community persona. You went to school to get an education. Then you sought a job to make a living. Lesson: You get a life by giving back. Use this information to help create your own personal brand. Read. Absorb. Practice. Read again. Mentor the information to reinforce habits. Represent your company with pride. Make your mark by paying it forward and being a role model. Walk your talk. Manners send messages.

More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.

—Peter Drucker, American management consultant, educator and author

Table of Contents


Chapter I Dining with Civility Manners Matter at the Table

Chapter II Gaining the Competitive Edge

Chapter III Glossary of Terms-Useful Definitions to Use Along the Way

About the Author


Gratitude is defined as both affirmation and appreciation. Thank you to Caterina Rando and her team at THRIVE Publishing who have helped me create my personal brand through The Power of Civility and Dining with Civility. Caterina, Tammy Tribble, Barbara McDonald—I appreciate you immensely. A huge Thank You to Ruth Schwartz who refined my material and made it better. Ruth has been above-and-beyond patient with this swan song project. You wonderful women have been a joy to work with for the last several years. A special acknowledgement to my brother Jim Cameron at Incredible Graphics for his patience, insight, and artwork created over two decades to enhance my projects. Jim and his wife Debbie have helped me above and beyond! And finally, special gratitude goes to my husband Bruce who has been an inspiration to me through patience, love and encouragement

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  • (5/5)
    Simple & informative, Nonnie Cameron Owens' mini-book is packed with important content for my college students (and for me!) Etiquette knowledge..or lack of it...matters in business & life!