If you need to ask why manners are still important, then sadly you have already excluded yourself from some of the most enjoyable social circles you might ever hope to penetrate’‘ – Mary Killen, Author and Columnist.Etiquette is all about thinking about other people’s feelings first, than thinking about maximizing our own personal comfort. For example, texting ‘Hey, I am running 30 minutes late’ is not as acceptable as making the effort to be on time.How many of us are aware that it is not proper to show up at a party empty handed, unless you have been instructed not to bring something – and sometimes even then. You should bring dessert or wine!Being well mannered and behaving with grace is all about the common sense Dos and Don’ts of everyday living – Chew with your mouth closed. Wash your hands after going into the bathroom/ restroom. Do not reach across someone’s face. Stand in line. Do not talk with food in your mouth. Do not board a plane when they are loading Group A and you are in Group C. Stop at the zebra crossing to let people by. Do not let your children run amok and act without control in public. Know how to hold a fork and knife. No one else needs to know you have gum in your mouth. Do not pull up at the Exit Gate without your ticket/ tag handy. Hold the door for anyone coming behind you, and say a gracious cheerful thank you to the person who held the door. Do not make/ receive calls in the cinema. Unless extremely important, do not answer your call when someone within ear shot of you is already speaking on the telephone. Do not slurp while drinking. Make eye contact. Give firm handshakes. Smile at strangers.We are here to help you learn so much more…Do enroll in our classes today to transform your life, and start earning the respect of those around you.
7 Modules are available to help you upgrade your social success in a few lessons.
There will be tutorial insights and hands-on practical experiences.
Module 1 – International Social Etiquette
– International behaviour around the world
– Mastering Formal/ Informal introductions and Forms of Address
– Social Skills of meeting, Greeting, Building Rapport with Cultural sensitivity
– Secrets of handshakes, Air kisses, and Other Greetings
– International notions of eye Contact, Body language, Gestures, and Smiling
Module 2 – Personal Image and Society Dress Codes
– Learn how to distinguish style from fashion and add class to every wardrobe
– Details of being well dressed
– Details of understated elegance
– Constructing an elegant appearance from morning till evening
Module 3 – The Art of Entertaining and Being Entertained
– The attributes of sophisticated hosts and hostesses
– Being a distinguished guest
– Mastering seating plans
– Mastering the Dos and Do not’s of elegant and timeless correspondence and invitations
Module 4 – The Art of the Table
– How to set and maneuver a formal table setting
– Understand European table decor
– The differences between English and French Table manners
– Usage of tricky utensils such as the escargot holder, et cetera
Module 5 – Elegant Formal Dining Tutorial
– A six course luncheon tutorial in a 5-Star Hotel
– Mastering the complex techniques of taking your seat, to properly slicing cheese, passing the Port, or Bread
– Mastering the fruit course – with fork and knife
Module 6 – Posture, Poise & Deportment
– Learn to project confidence, elegance and charismatic leadership through your movements
– Reinforcing proper posture and body language
– Tips and tactics for graceful standing, walking, sitting and gesturing as well as professional tips to add presence and style to your daily routine
– Elegant walking in high heels, descending a staircase and getting in and out of a car with grace
– Gentlemen will fine tune their skills for properly escorting a lady, putting on and removing Coats, et cetera.
Module 7 – Social Etiquette & the Art of Communication
– The codes and nuances of the Art of Communication
– Effective voice, speech and elocution
– Honing your skills to develop your personal presence by effectively making small talk
– Improving your presentation and public speaking skills
– Developing the all-important skills required for verbal diplomacy.