PLAZA PROPER
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The Plaza Hotel Finishing Program with Beaumont Etiquette’s Plaza Proper Course covers a variety of topic areas, taught by Myka Meier and guest experts.  The content areas are:

  • First Impressions
    • Modern etiquette introduction
    • Elegant meeting & greeting
    • Graceful introductions
    • How to gain confidence in any situation
    • Expert body language tips
    • Fashion, style & grooming (VIP Guest Speaker )
  • Perfect posture and deportment
    • Perfectly polished instruction
    • Posture: Sitting, standing, climbing and descending stairs
    • Getting in and out of cars
    • How to make an entrance
    • Walking (in heels for ladies & poised walking for men)
  • Dining Etiquette
    • Formal table manners (Western: American, Continental & British)
    • Proper use of cutlery, glassware and napkin
    • Tricky foods (from spaghetti to boned fish)
    • Dining at a restaurant vs a private home
    • How to set a formal dining table
    • Coffee, tea, eating
    • Soup, bread, cheese and dessert etiquette
    • Finger foods: When is it okay not to use cutlery?
    • Conversation at the table
    • Most common dining faux-pas and how to prevent them
    • Excellent service / speaking with service staff
    • How to be the perfect host or guest
    • Tipping
    • Giving the perfect toast
    • Precedence: Who sits where at tables in business/socially?
  • Social Graces
    • Entertaining and hosting skills, in business and socially
    • Social networking
    • How to increase confidence in any situation
    • The 4 C’s: How to recognize and pick out the perfect diamond (VIP Guest Speaker)
    • Photography: How to pose for the perfect photo
    • Society do’s & don’ts
    • First class travel etiquette
    • Cross cultural etiquette
  • Refined Communication
    • Body Language: Positive non-verbal communication, how to read it and how to achieve it
    • Email, phone and social media etiquette
    • Eye contact
    • Sophisticated verbiage
    • How to be charming in any social situation
  • Poised and Professional
    • Business powerhouse etiquette
    • Become a master networker: Tips on networking a room
    • How to achieve authority in business
    • How to turn an introduction into a solid contact
    • Negotiation tactics you can use in every day life
    • Interview skills
  • Social Graces for Events
    • Modern relationship etiquette: dating/marriage
    • Social etiquette at bridal showers, weddings and beyond
    • Throwing and attending parties
    • Invitations and thank-you cards
  • The Art of Dating
    • Date prep – leading up to the big date
    • Dining etiquette
    • Conversation tips and tricks for dating
    • Creating the right first and last impressions
    • Body language reading; what it says about you / your date
    • Image and dress assessment
    • Develop confidence and strong communications skills
    • Follow up
    • Social media dating etiquette

If you have questions about the topics covered in The Plaza Hotel Finishing Program, please email plaza@beaumontetiquette.com.