Peter Post

Etiquette and Advice from the Emily Post Institute
Peter Post

Peter Post is a director of the Emily Post Institute and author of three etiquette books. With a distinct voice and unique perspective, Peter tackles manners foibles with self-deprecating humor, clarity and wit. His newest book, Essential Manners for Couples (Nov. 2005) paves the way for couples everywhere to identify their relationship problems before the trouble starts?thus completely eliminating the need for relationship self-help hucksters the world over.

In 2004, "Etiquette at Work" Peter?s weekly Q & A business advice column debuted in the Boston Sunday Globe. Now, it?s syndicated by the New York Times. In 2005, his monthly column "Professional Courtesy" was launched in Men?s Health. Peter presents business etiquette seminars to companies both in the U.S. and Europe?he just returned from Stockholm, Sweden.

Since the release of Essential Manners for Men (2003), Peter has done more than 500 media interviews on men?s manners (or lack thereof). Media requests for Peter come in by the truckloads. Reporters want to talk about CEO ethics, toilet seats, co-workers with body odor, tipping, socializing with clients and co-workers, table manners, and what to do when you slam your boss in an email and then send it to her by mistake. Hey, it happens.

As a hired gun, Peter has promoted Korbel champagne (artfully offering tips on how to propose) and Puffs facial tissue, volunteering advice on polite nose blowing. He did 33 television interviews without once uttering the dreaded ?K? word?Puff?s main competitor. No small accomplishment.

How did Peter get so good at this stuff? Well, it might be the genes?he is the great-grandson of Emily Post. (Yes, that Emily Post. Yes, she was a real person. No, she?s not still around?she died in 1960.) Or it could be his background. He?s been a teacher, an artist, a newspaper reporter and he?s owned and run a marketing agency for 20 years. He has a master?s degree in fine art from Pratt Institute and a bachelor?s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Peter has two grown daughters and a hot wife?to whom he?s been married to for 32 years. They live in Charlotte, Vermont, and together make a very courteous couple.

Essential Manners for Couples, Nov. 2005
The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 2nd edition, May, 2005
Essential Manners for Men, Nov. 2003 (a New York Times bestseller)

"Professional Courtesy," monthly, Men?s Health
"Etiquette at Work," weekly, syndicated by the New York Times

Media Interviews: Seminars & Speeches:
CBS "The Early Show" Ernst & Young
NBC?s "Dateline" Deutsche Bank
NBC?s "Weekend Today" Verizon
CNBC "Squawk Box" Pfizer
CNN?s "Crossfire" Fidelity Investments
CNN and CNNfn General Dynamics
WNBC-TV, New York City M.I.T.
USA Today and USA University of Denver
The Diane Rehm Show Dartmouth College
People Magazine Wharton School of Business
Wall Street Journal Gibson & Associates, Chicago
New York Times Huron Consulting, Chicago
Boston Globe Cornell Club of New York
Los Angeles Times Central VT Home Health & Hospice
Fortune The Colony Club, New York
Working Woman University Club of Chicago
Baltimore Sun University Club of San Francisco
Atlanta Journal Constitution University Club

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Emily Post Institute
The Emily Post Institute, created by Emily in 1946 and run today by third generation family members, serves as a "civility barometer" for American society and continues Emily's work. That work has grown to address the societal concerns of the 21st century including business etiquette, raising polite children and civility in America.
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