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Self-help books tend to be either insightful or dumb. Author Ann Marie Sabath manages to accomplish both results in the same book. At times, the book provides useful examples on topics that are truly unclear, but other times it tells you to wear your galoshes in the snow. If you are willing to shift through some incredible obviousness, then you will find enough pearls. The lists of common mistakes that start each chapter are particularly helpful. If you do nothing else, read these lists and find out if you are committing a dressing gaffe. If you can honestly say that you have not or never will commit any of the mistakes on the lists then you are ready to navigate the business casual workplace confidently. getAbstract recommends this book to anyone who is clueless or forgetful about how important appearance is to workplace success.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why overcasual is never in office vogue;
  • How dressing well can only help your career; and
  • Why you should ditch your Dockers.

About the Author

Ann Marie Sabath is the author of the Business Etiquette and the International Business Etiquette series. She is the founder and president of At Ease, Inc., a nationally recognized company specializing in domestic and international etiquette training. Her training concepts and books have been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, 20/20 and The Oprah Winfrey Show.



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