If you are charged with helping others prepare for entry into their next phases of productive life, or guiding your company to meet and maintain its image of excellence, I would love to help you accomplish your goals.
I bring my experience as a seasoned educator to the task of tailoring etiquette and practical life skills classes to the circumstances of your business, group, program, school, or office.
Seminars and trainings are conducted on-site and are interactive and content-customized to meet your organization’s needs.
The first 7 seconds and making a good first impression; professional attire; communication and body language; how mindfulness of purpose is just as important as punctuality; properly introducing yourself and introducing others; meeting and greeting others at events; the perfect handshake and interim pandemic substitutions; communication know-how for any situation; starting and ending a conversation with ease; food and socializing go hand-in-hand at professional events, teleconference communication; interviewing tips; extending invitations; RSVPs and their importance; properly writing thank-you notes; courteous use of electronic communications such a texting, email, messaging; social media faux pas; basic mindset of being "etiquette-ful"; building trust and trustworthiness factors.
The proper handshake and greeting others professionally; preparation before an event; body language (what do you want to communicate?); introducing yourself and others; remembering names; conversations and socializing; what to do with your hands at a reception — holding the plate, glass, napkin and shaking hands at the same time; the food table and appetizers; giving and receiving business cards, following up; written thank-you notes.
Presenting yourself; posture and body language; smile, eye contact and the handshake; sitting and standing; gestures and distractions; personal space awareness and sensitivity of others’ space; speaking and listening timing tips; deconstructing the perfect handshake; good grooming; professional attire and how to know you look your very best; mobile devices: a whole new era.
Reading your place setting as a map; table setting logic; approaching the table; when and where to sit; the critical role of the host; being a great guest; table etiquette Do's and Don'ts; American and Continental dining styles; proper use of the napkin; passing food; holding your dining tools correctly; conversation at the table; personal and common space at the table; when you have to be excused; mobile devices; hosting or attending a business lunch at a restaurant; being recognizably respectful when dining with others.
Short sessions, half-day, or full-day sessions can be customized to meet your organizational goals.
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