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Youth Dining & Deportment

Children’s Etiquette and Dining Skills

YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE IS PRICELESS!

Our confidence-building program teaches children and pre-teens how to handle themselves comfortably in social situations. This seminar provides an opportunity for your children to learn and practice leadership skills. Our programs are interactive and fun while teaching courtesy, respect and hands-on social and dining skills. A sample of topics covered may include:

  • Easy introductions
  • Handshaking
  • Self-respect
  • Respect for others
  • Polite conversation
  • Public places
  • Making friends
  • Telephone manners
  • Computer manners
  • Hosting a party
  • Kindness
  • Conversation & listening skills
  • Setting the table
  • Handling silverware
  • Napkins
  • Excusing yourself
  • Eating out
  • Buffet etiquette
  • How to eat soup
  • The dessert fork & spoon
  • Posture at the table
  • Difficult to eat foods
  • Writing thank-you notes
  • Do’s & don’ts at the table

Children’s and Pre-teen Etiquette and Dining Skills presentations are available in one-hour worshops, half-day and full day formats.  Half-day and full-day programs include a three-course, hands-on dining tutorial luncheon or dinner.  Let us customize a Children’s or Pre-teen Etiquette and Dining Skills program for you.

Teen Etiquette and Dining Skills

IT’S NOT EASY BEING A TEEN!

It’s tough being a teenager, and it’s equally tough being the parent of a teenager!  Let us help!  We offer programs focused on contemporary Teen Etiquette and Dining Skills. Our workshops are interactive, fun and in harmony with the growing emphasis on character education, leadership, and positive self-esteem for teens. A sample of topics covered may include:

  • Self-esteem
  • Confidence building
  • Handshaking with all ages
  • Maintaining friendships
  • Introductions made easy
  • Self-respect
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Conversation & listening skills
  • Sports Etiquette
  • Rock Concerts
  • Movies
  • Elevators, doors & stairs
  • Technology
  • Handling silverware
  • Napkin placement
  • Place setting savvy
  • Host and guest duties
  • Dining out etiquette
  • Difficult to eat foods
  • Buffet & family meals
  • How to eat soup
  • Fruit & seafood cocktails
  • The dessert fork & spoon
  • American & Continental dining
  • Gift giving and receiving
  • Writing thank-you notes

Teen Etiquette and Dining Skills presentations are available in one-hour workshops, half-day and full day formats.  Half-day and ull-day programs include a three-course, hands-on teen dining tutorial luncheon or dinner.  Let us customize a Teen Etiquette and Dining Skills program for you.

Young Adult Etiquette:                

Manners, Dining & University Programs

READY FOR A COMPETITIVE WORKPLACE?

Do your young adults have the polish and confidence they’ll need for professional success in the workplace?  Let us develop a business etiquette program for your college, university, MBA program, medical school or law school. Young adults benefit from the knowledge gained at this essential business seminar by earning a competitive edge both personally and professionally. A sample of topics covered may include:

  • First impressions
  • Job interviewing skills
  • How to make introductions
  • Responding to introductions
  • Handshaking & social greetings
  • Making small talk
  • Remembering names
  • Forms of address
  • Eye contact
  • Understanding seniority
  • Cultural considerations
  • Electronic etiquette
  • Business card tutorial
  • Posture & presence
  • How to mingle
  • Invitations
  • Host and guest duties
  • Taking your seat
  • Napkin etiquette
  • Toasting savvy
  • When to start eating
  • Handling silverware
  • Finger bowls
  • American & Continental dining
  • Making toasts
  • How to eat difficult foods
  • Tipping
  • Thanking your host

Young Adult Business Etiquette presentations are available in one-hour workshops, half-day and full day formats.  Half-day and full-day programs include a three-course, hands-on business dining tutorial luncheon or dinner.  Let us customize a Young Adult Etiquette and Dining Skills program for you.

Interviewing Skills:

College, Medical, Law, MBA & Professional School Admissions

THE MOST IMPORTANT INTERVIEW OF YOUR CHILD’S LIFE!!

Your child’s interview for medical school, law school, college, MBA program, or other professional school admittance may be the most important interview of his or her life.  We show the candidate exactly what the interviewer is hoping to see. Our confidence-building program teaches your son or daughter how to present him or herself with poise and self confidence while responding flawlessly to the examiner’s questions.  We teach winning responses to actual interview questions.  Your child will walk into the interview calm and prepared, showing interest and enthusiasm. A sample of topics covered may include:

  • Hard skills
  • Soft skills
  • The “one-minute” ad
  • Behavioral interviewing
  • Traditional interviewing
  • The toughest questions
  • What do I ask?
  • The waiting area
  • Most asked questions
  • How to follow-up
  • Presenting the right image
  • Where do I sit?
  • Polite conversation
  • Points to remember
  • What not to bring up
  • Your secret weapon
  • The first 3 seconds
  • Timeliness
  • Handshaking
  • How to prepare

Interviewing Skills for College, Medical School, Law School, MBA program or Professional School admittance is a one-on-one private tutorial.  The sessions may be conducted in person, in your home, or by telephone.  Let us assist your child in being prepared for the most important interview of his or her life.

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