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Social Etiquette

Elegant Dining & Entertaining

DINE WITH SOPHISTICATION & STYLE!

Are you confident at a formal table?  Be at ease as a guest or a host.  Glide through formal social occasions with perfect confidence. Polish your dining skills. Dine with style and grace.

Your success in the social arena demands flawless table etiquette.

A sample of topics covered may include:

  • Social entertaining
  • Planning for the event
  • Working with your caterer
  • Host/Hostess responsibilities
  • Meeting your guests
  • Reception & receiving lines
  • American & Continental dining
  • China, crystal & silverware savvy
  • The silent service code
  • Serving, clearing & passing food
  • When to begin eating
  • How to hold various glasses
  • Soup etiquette
  • Speaking with your server
  • Seating charts
  • Buffet Etiquette
  • Bread & butter etiquette
  • The art of conversation
  • French & Russian Service
  • Toasting
  • When food spills
  • Napkin etiquette
  • Selecting wine
  • Finger bowls
  • Leaving the table
  • Difficult to eat foods
  • Sommelier Etiquette
  • Do’s & don’ts of dining

Women’s groups and conference planners love this workshop for spouse and companion programs.

Let us customize a hands-on dining tutorial luncheon or dinner and a First Impressions Workshop for your group.

First Impressions Workshop

YOU HAVE THREE SECONDS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION!

Are you noticed when you walk into a room?  Do you stay in the corner, or by the buffet?  Make a great first impression and have people come over and introduce themselves to you.

Manners for Business shares the secrets of successful mingling. Interact confidently, communicate more effectively and become the star of your own show.

A sample of topics covered may include:

  • Have a plan before you walk in
  • Making an entrance
  • How to mingle like a pro
  • Get people to approach you first
  • Small talk made easy
  • Make introductions – Who says what?
  • Remembering names quickly
  • Cocktail party strategies
  • Connect with the right people
  • The art of the handshake
  • Escaping a conversation
  • Who is on the guest list?
  • Buffet blunders
  • Parts of the room to avoid
  • Foods to avoid
  • Relationship building
  • Powerful eye signals
  • How do I look?

Women’s groups and conference planners love this workshop for spouse and companion programs.

Let us customize a First Impressions Workshop and a hands-on dining tutorial luncheon or dinner for your group.

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