Revised and updated paperback edition of the national bestseller (now in its fifth printing), and “definitive guide to the art of living well” (Charlotte Empey, editor-in-chief of Metro), including a new foreword by Debbie Travis and updated sections on business etiquette and everyday entertaining.
In a clear, straightforward style, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide. For anyone who rents or owns–be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate–The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. It also offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette–how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation– and advice on entertaining at home–how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table–all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.
In a fantastic follow-up to his national bestseller, The Butler Speaks, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and business etiquette in this small, easy-to-follow guide. Now in its third printing, The Butler Speaks has become a go-to resource on household management, manners, and personal style. With a combination of his best tips from the first book and a wealth of new information, The Pocket Butler is the perfect basic overview for anyone looking for that extra edge in business and in life.
In addition to revisiting topics such as how to present a business card, shake hands, or set a table, The Pocket Butler offers advice on e-mail and text messaging etiquette, how to set up a modern greeting line in a boardroom, foolproof menu plans for every entertaining scenario, and much more. In his signature unfussy and approachable style, Charles shows how modern manners are more important than ever before, not only for those just entering the workforce, but for all professionals at any stage in their careers.
A world authority on the art of travel, Charles MacPherson has planned itineraries for celebrities and business leaders alike, and trained the staff of some of the world’s leading hotels. In this easy-to-follow guide, you will find his tips on how to:
And much more! Slip this compact book into your carry-on luggage for a trusted companion wherever your travels may take you.
Get your home spic and span with Charles MacPherson’s expert tips and tricks for everything from polishing silverware to organizing the garage.
After over 30 years as a professional butler and household manager, Charles MacPherson knows a thing or two about keeping a home clean and organized. He has poured his vast knowledge and expertise into this pocket-sized volume, perfect for easy day-to-day reference or to guide your next marathon cleaning session.
Everything you need to know is here. With step-by-step instructions for cleaning, organizing, and maintaining every room in your home, The Pocket Butler’s Guide to Housekeeping comprises information-packed chapters on cleaning, laundry, organization, and more. Wondering how to tackle a fresh stain? Looking for recipes for natural and gentle cleaning products? Want to finally master those crisp hospital corners for making your bed? Look no further than this definitive cleaning caddy companion.
With handy checklists for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual cleaning; a complete guide to laundry symbols and fabric types; advice for hosting guests; and even tips for dealing with pests, damage, and long-term maintenance, this is a volume no home should be without.