“It’s important to set good boundaries so people know how to help you.” Dan Post Senning, Emily Post Institute

“It’s important to set good boundaries so people know how to help you. They want to help. They want to participate well. It’s up to you to let them know. You recognize their good intentions. You recognize their place of care, concern and a willingness to help that this is coming from.”

“Even if it is hard for you at the moment or creating more difficulty than it’s actually helping. You don’t respond with rudeness. You set those boundaries clearly. You do remember those good intentions. That can be difficult. Particularly when you’re in a very stressful and hard time. You do your best. Those are the moments that you get to shine.”

Dan Post Senning, Emily Post Institute

Source: Episode #159: Ghosting a Host – Awesome Etiquette

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“The art of good conversation is an art. There are no hard fast rules. Conversation is an improvisation. It happens in the moment. It’s about a toolbox that you bring to that improvisation.” Dan Post Senning

“The art of good conversation is an art. There are no hard fast rules. Conversation is an improvisation. It happens in the moment. It’s about a toolbox that you bring to that improvisation. The more tools in your toolbox the better the conversation is going to be. The more options you’re going to have.

“Some people have different sized toolboxes. Part of the skill of sharing good conversation is about sharing some of those different tools, those different skills.

“We learn good music by playing with people with people who are better than us. We learn any good art by participating by doing it with people who bring more to the table, who have more experience in that medium.”

Dan Post Senning, The Emily Post Institute​

Source: Awesome Etiquette – Episode 151: Introducing The Philosophy of Etiquette | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand

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