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What's the big deal
about manners
anyway?

 
Our mission is to instill in those attending our classes a greater feeling of self-confidence through the reinforcement of etiquette and manners.
Whether you are a parent of a second grader, a young adult starting your career, or already out in the business world but believe that brushing up on formal dining skills would increase your confidence—something led you to look into etiquette classes.

So what if people sneeze on you, put their feet on the back of your seat in a movie, cut in front of you in line or spread nasty rumors about you. Who cares? You care! Because when you are treated in a rude way, you feel bad.

  • 8 out of 10 American adults
    say that lack of respect is
    a serious problem.
  • 6 out of 10 say things are
    getting worse.
  • 4 out of 10 say they sometimes behave badly themselves.
  • ALL of them say they are
    even more concerned about
    the manners of children and young adults.*
We live in a fast-paced world. The technology we enjoy and that enhances the quality of our lives has drastically changed our everyday face-to-face interactions. Those interactions remain crucial to our success whether in the classroom or the boardroom. Etiquette—or, knowing how to behave properly in a given situation—is rooted in having respect and value for others.
Manners make life more pleasant for everyone. While the rules aren’t as strict today as they may have been in years gone by, the basic premise of good table manners, pleasant conversation skills, and choosing the right attire will never change.
Our classes are designed to prepare children, tweens, teens and adults for the future today, with classes geared toward improving attitudes and bolstering self-confidence, while having fun doing it! We strive to give everyone who attends our classes a sense of self-confidence in social situations. From knowing which fork to use first to understanding how to make a positive first impression, we show students how to navigate through new situations confidently and smoothly.
Etiquette and good manners will never go out of style—they just need to be taught and reinforced in a way that is both fun and realistic. What good is it to learn manners that are archaic? Manners need to be practiced in every day, normal real-life situations—in order to make life more pleasant for everyone!

*From Dude, That's Rude! (Get Some Manners) written by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

While academics are essential to everyone’s future, similar studies by Harvard University, Stanford Research Institute and The Carnegie Foundation indicate that over 85% of one’s career success is directly connected to one’s social skills.  
 
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