SATURDAY INTENSIVE
SOCIAL, BUSINESS & DINING
FINISHING PROGRAM

  • First Impressions
    • Modern etiquette introduction
    • Elegant meeting & greeting (From learning the perfect handshake to how to present your most polished self)
    • Graceful introductions (Who is introduced first? Men, women, seniors?)
    • How to gain confidence in any situation
    • Expert body language & eye contact tips (Learn to to read it and respond to it)
    • From business casual to black tie – what does it really mean?
    • Polished to perfection: Fashion, style & grooming (VIP Guest Speaker)
  • Perfect posture and deportment
    • Posture: Sitting, standing, climbing and descending stairs
    • Getting in and out of cars
    • How to make a powerful 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 Etiquette
    • Entertaining and hosting skills, in business and socially
    • Social networking – Steps to get the most out of networking
    • How to be the most charming person in the room
    • Cross cultural etiquette
    • Cocktail party etiquette
  • Refined Communication – Business & Social Etiquette
    • 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
  • 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
  • Business Etiquette
    • Top business etiquette faux-pas an how to prevent them
    • Polished professional: How to revamp your image at work
    • Client entertaining
    • Meeting / conference call etiquette
    • Authority when speaking
    • Business conversation – topics to include and those to avoid
    • Corporate networking made easy
    • How to turn an introduction into a solid contact
    • Negotiation tactics you can use in every day life