Adult Etiquette


Fed up with the insensitivities of others? Irritated by life’s little annoyances? Baffled by the behavior of some of your nearest and dearest? Heaven knows we cannot control those around us, but we certainly can be held accountable for our own actions and choice of words. What we say and what we do matters and has a profound impact that reverberates throughout the universe. Our individualized instruction takes a comprehensive look at the tools we should employ to ensure we always put our best foot forward. From making a positive first impression, to knowing how to introduce oneself and conducting a simple conversation. Add a touch of refinement and polish while reviewing the most common etiquette challenges and dilemmas in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.

  • Recommended Ages: 19+ years
  • Private Instruction: Three (3) hour or ½ day session
  • Price: $350.00 per hour for individuals | $275 for each additional adult
  • Dining Tutorial & Tea Instruction: Food & beverages charged separately
  • Instruction Hours: Weekdays 10am - 9pm | Weekends 11am – 8pm

Curriculum

  • First Impressions are Lasting
  • Fundamentals: Attitude, Respect & Consideration
  • Visual Poise & Posture
  • How to Properly Sit, Stand & Walk
  • Grooming Standards & Dress Codes
  • How to Walk in High Heels
  • Language Usage and Style
  • Speaking Skills & Word Selection
  • Smooth Introductions
  • World Class Handshakes
  • Eye Contact & Smiling
  • Formal vs. Informal Greetings
  • Titles & Forms of Address
  • Remembering Names
  • Non-Verbal Language
  • Facial Expressions, Arm Gestures, Body Language, Micro Expressions
  • Personal Space
  • The Art of Conversation
  • Telephone Etiquette
  • Cell Phone Guidelines
  • Electronic Communication
  • Email Do’s & Don’ts
  • Texting
  • Stationery Etiquette Written Correspondence
  • Sustaining a Positive Online Image
  • Social Media Manners (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube)
  • Ethical Behavior
  • Responsibility, Accountability & Honesty
  • Possessing Social Grace
  • How to Get In & Out of a Car
  • How to Pick Up Something
  • Punctuality
  • Handling Personal Issues
  • Being a Team Player
  • The First Date
  • Setting the Tone Beforehand
  • Brushing Up on Current Events
  • Arriving on Time
  • Cell Phone Etiquette
  • Being Equal Parts Interesting & Interested
  • Impressing with Stellar Dining Skills
  • Smiling & A Good Sense of Humor
  • Being Discrete & Tactful with Personal Info
  • Active Listening & Conversation Skills
  • Chivalrous Behavior (Opposite & Same Sex)
  • Who Pays & How to Avoid Awkward Situations
  • Kissing, Hugging & Shaking Hands
  • Sexting & Intimacy
  • How & When to Ask for a Second Date
  • Thank Yous & Graceful Goodbyes
  • What Women Really Want
  • The History Behind Gentlemanly Action
  • A Natural - Balancing Calm & Confidence
  • Stance - An End to Manspreading
  • Attitude - Positive & Open
  • The Well-Groomed Man
  • Chivalrous Behavior
  • Consideration for Your Significant Other
  • Dating Etiquette in the Digital Age
  • Making Pleasant Conversation
  • Dining Do’s & Don’ts
  • Paying the Check - The Golden Rules
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Doing Your Research
  • Company/Corporate Culture
  • Grooming & Wardrobe Suggestions
  • Professional Greetings (Formal vs. Informal)
  • Key Listening & Conversation Skills
  • Preparing List of Pertinent & Intelligent Questions
  • Offering Appropriate Responses
  • Final Thoughts
  • Graceful Goodbyes
  • The Power of Thank You Notes (Email vs. Handwritten)
  • Event Etiquette: Parties & Social Networking
  • Entering the Room
  • Noticing Nonverbal Communication
  • Personal Space & Touching
  • Managing Nervous Mannerisms
  • Conversation Starters
  • Compliments, Conflicts & Criticism
  • Listening Skills & Interrupting
  • Matching Pacing & Body Language
  • Exchanging Contact Information
  • How to Gracefully Exit
  • Table Setting Basics
  • Napkin Placement & Usage
  • Holding Dining Implements
  • Dessert Utensils
  • Handling Glassware
  • Continental vs. American Styles of Eating
  • Resting & Finished Positions
  • Passing & Serving
  • Breaking and Buttering Bread
  • How to Eat Soup
  • Dealing with Difficult to Eat Foods
  • Removing Unwanted Items
  • Making Polite Conversation
  • The 3 “B’s” of Toasting
  • Excusing Oneself from the Table
  • Tea Attire & Behavior
  • The Gracious Hostess
  • Guest Arrivals
  • Elegant Introductions
  • Proper Place Settings
  • Navigating the Tea Service
  • Napkin Placement & Usage
  • How to Eat a Scone
  • Stirring Tea & Spoon Placement
  • Drinking Tea
  • Making Pleasant Conversation
  • Gracious Goodbyes
  • A Handwritten Thank You

Kindly contact us with your preferred date and time and we’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Please inquire at [email protected] with additional questions or to receive more information.