Good Manners are the first mark of good breeding and reflect on person’s upbringing. Good Manners are based on consideration for other people. Tact, diplomacy and hospitality all these are based on Good Manners.
For instance, take table manners; you are not supposed to put your elbow on the table while eating, because it doesn’t allow enough space for the person who is sitting next to you. Similarly, it is important for you to respond to someone who wishes you ‘good morning’ even if he/she is a stranger. If you don’t return the greeting, the stranger will feel insulted and will not greet others easily again if you are in a mixed group, always greet elders and the woman first. Don’t address the elders and seniors by their names, unless they have specially asked you to. Try to say ‘sir’ mean for stranger and uncle/aunty for familiar people .stand up when a guest enters the room and don’t sit until you have offered them a seat.
Offer a glass of water, preferably a cup of tea, to anyone who steps in your home/office. Don’t continue to watch TV or surf the net when have a visitors. Lower the music or TV volume when others are talking of or trying to sleep. Don’t comment on person appearance in a negative way, if you can’t say something complimentary, don’t say anything at all.