Business Etiquette Book Review: “Greet! Eat! Tweet!”

business etiquette book review Barbara Pachter is an internationally renowned business etiquette coach, book author and speaker. She has delivered more than 2,100 seminars around the globe, including the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait. Her client list includes many notable organizations, such as Microsoft, Chrysler, Genentech, Merck & Co., Citigroup, Inca., and Pfizer Inc. Barbara Poacher has written eight books, including NewRules@Work: 79 Etiquette Tips, Tools and Techniques to get ahead and stay ahead, that have been translated into 9 languages. She has also appeared on several radio and TV programs, and her professional advice on business etiquette has been featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers. You can follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPachter and visit her website at: Read this business etiquette book review and find out what the 5 things are that I particularly loved about.

Business Etiquette Book Review:

5 Things I love about “Greet! Eat! Tweet”  


# 1 – The short chapters: easy to read, easy to digest, straight to the point.

# 2 – The variety of topics relevant to today’s workplace, covering topics such as Office Etiquette, Email Etiquette, Social Media Etiquette, Business Attire, Job Search, Writing skills, communication and presentation skills, Small Talk Etiquette.  

# 3 – The 41 real-life stories and experiences Ms Pachter shared with her readership. They are topics that are rarely discussed in business schools. It makes it invaluable and much more memorable for the reader. 
# 4 – The author gave some really great tips and practical examples
# 5 – The coverage of Social Media in more detail (talking about its advantages, disadvantages and sharing interesting tips and stories). 


My favourite chapters of this business etiquette book are as follows: 

  • Be career smart: Maintain a positive attitude in tough times
  • The Dining Error Continuum: What type of dining errors are you making? (It talks about the fact that there is a difference between a fatal flaw and a minor gaffe. The examples provided make it clear. Great!) 
  • Don’t kill your career with your fork (it describes 4 utensil personalities, very interesting!). 
  • Socializing on a Shoestring: Wine and Dine Customers on a budget (usually you read about being a Host but this post gives you great tips on how to do it  by saving some money and still being professional. Great idea!) 
  • Guidelines for Working from home successfully (since more and more people are running their business from home it is a relevant topic)
  • Political questions to avoid at work (gives you great answers if being asked “Who are you going to vote for?, Who do you think won the debate?, How can you possibly vote for ….?, Don’t you think the candidate’s stance on …. is outrageous?) 
  • Internship tips for my son … and others (This is a great post! A personal letter written by the author to her son before starting his first internship. Great advice and something every mother should do!!!)
  • Ten Tips for Job Hunting (I loved this sentence “Approach your job search as if it were YOUR JOB).
  • Don’t stop looking for work (she describes 3 trends among people looking for work, interesting!) 
  • Button that shirt and cover that thigh! (the author’s opinion on 2 television correspondents inappropriate attire during a TV show).
  • Be direct! You’ve more likely to get what you want (a good example shows that it is true!) 
  • What are your actions telling others? (It will teach you that sometimes  being different is not always good and people might make wrong assumptions about your actions.) 
  • Ways to continue a conversation (provides 4 types of comments that will prompt more discussion)
  • The Art of being verbally graceful under fire at work (offers effective examples as to how to behave when facing certain communication dilemmas)
  • Tweets, Posts and Requests: Avoid costly mistakes with social media 
  • Are you putting yourself down as you write? (Gives some good examples) 
  • Mistakes people make when calling or emailing a potential client (sometimes learning from other peoples’ mistakes is more effective)

How would I rate it?

 I would give it a 10 out of 10. It has everything a great etiquette book should provide: covering relevant contemporary topics, providing useful tips and advice, sharing personal stories or experiences, other peoples’ dilemmas and how they can be solved in an effective and professional way. 

A great read for every professional!!!


Bbusiness etiquette book review ook Title: Greet! Eat! Tweet! – 52 Business Etiquette Postings to avoid pitfalls & boost your career

Author: Barbara Pachter

Pages: 160 

Year of publication: 2010 

Price: $11.95 (paperback), $8.99 (Kindle edition), $0.01 (used book) !!!


* Content: 

The book consists of 52 chapters which will help you in your professional as well as social life.

Learn to: 

  • communicate with confidence
  • eliminate self-limiting behaviors
  • give “almost perfect” presentations
  • entertain clients on a budget
  • dress to succeed in an interview
  • be recognized, whether you are new on the job or feel “over-the-hill”
  • deal with your own pressure for perfection
  • make the most out of job hunting
  • effectively engage in social media (Facebook LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) 


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Author: Karin Schroeck-Singh

Karin Schroeck-Singh is a trilingual Career Optimizer at She has an MBA from the University of Leicester (UK) and gained 20 years of international work experience in various industries in Italy, the UK and India. Her passion lies in creating multilingual, high-quality content in career matters, giving highly engaging public speeches and helping job seekers to optimize their career by providing professional coaching. She is the author of several ebooks, among them “44 Tips for a successful Video Interview” ( She has written several career and business articles for international HR and Marketing companies. Her favourite motto is “Learn from anyone, anywhere, anytime!” Follow her on Twitter @CareerHeads.

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