Each week we will practice the art of conversation in a social setting.Telephone and Internet Etiquette and Safety will be learned, as well as how to write a proper Thank You note."Good manners will open doors the best eduation cannot" - Mother Teresa This is a beginning level class designed for boys and girls in 1st - 8th Grade.In this class children will master the proper use of all eating implements (including silverware, napkin, and stemware).They will learn two types of proper dining skills - Continental (widely used throughout European countries) and American (also called "Zig Zag").Children will also learn how to make proper introductions, using a firm handshake and while making eye contact.Eye contact, handshake, posture, introductions, voice, diction, office protocol and telephone skills are all components of "Professional Presence". Dining skills can determine if your professional image will be polished... Whether it is a sit-down meal, a reception or an invitation to the boss' house, this course will give you the confidence to enjoy and make the most of any occasion.
This evening includes effective networking at a cocktail reception AND the tools to navigate gracefully through a five-course business dinner.
And finally, the parents will be invited to the last class session to see what their children have learned in "Tools of the Table." This is a 5 hour course. Participants will have the option to experience a Five-Course dinner served in a formal dining room for an additional fee.
This class is designed for mature students (ages 12-18) who are too busy with sports and extra-curricular commitments to attend the traditional five weeks of etiquette classes. This is a three hour class and only for those students who have long attention spans.
This class will teach you how to make your voice "user-friendly".
You will learn how to make your voice sound warm and engaging, and how to speak with authority using good grammar and diction. We have all experienced a speaker who is boring or disorganized.