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Minding your P's and Q's just got easier with these Howcast videos about how to have good manners. You'll learn how to follow proper etiquette on Twitter and Foursquare; how to improve your telephone manner; how to avoid the most common etiquette mistakes; how to follow proper gym and health club etiquette; how to be a good houseguest; and much more. We respectfully ask the guys to watch "How to Be a Gentleman" and "How to Be Chivalrous."
You Will Need
- A working hand
- And someone worthy of a salute
Stand up straight
Stand up as straight as possible. Excellent posture is very important to a proper salute.
Keep arms at your side
Keep both arms at your side, hands pointed directly at the ground, fingers together.
Raise right hand
Raise your right hand, keeping hand straight and fingers together, until the tip of your forefinger touches the outside edge of your right eyebrow. Your hand should continue the line of your forearm.
Tilt palm down
Tilt the palm of your hand down so that it faces slightly inward to you.
Hold the salute for 15 to 30 seconds.
Put hand back down
Put your hand back down to your side in one swift motion. Any embellishment—like jerking your arm outward before it goes down—is considered poor taste.