IMPACT FOR SUCCESS


Learn to increase your social quotient by banking on a free Mini-Summit on Business Etiquette.  You will receive five weekly sessions in the nuances of persuasion, image perception and social skills and their impact for your success.





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The “Bee” is an iconic symbol of doing the impossibility.  Designed by nature not to be aerodynamically able to fly, yet it does fly!  Women and children can become that “Bee” and become Poised.  Believe!  It is in you and everyone if you are willing to believe and open to learning new social skills.  Come see the “BUZZ” and enroll in one of our exciting and educational seminars!!!!!!

The Elegance and Power of a Thank-You

After the 7 seconds to make a lasting impression

The first impressions are over in 7 seconds. What is your next step in nurturing a new business acquaintance or maintaining an old friendship?  Acknowledging and showing appreciation for others is one of the highest expressions of respect and courtesy and the best way to communicate your interest in others. In this program, you’ll learn how to embark on that first step and make friends first then build business relationships by creatively communicating with potential employers, clients and colleagues. Learn ways to be remembered by sending unique notes, articles, e-mails and gifts.

Topics include:

  • The Art of the Handwritten Note
  • Your signature is their name
  • How to make people smile when they see your e-mail message
  • How to make your e-mail sound confident
  • The “Inappropriateness” of an E-mail
  • The Timing of Gift-Giving
  • How to win their “hearts” a year later
  • The Art of Selecting the Perfect Gift
  • The Pitfalls of Culture in Gift Selection
  • Unique Delivery

Dine Like An Ambassador

Continental or Zig-Zag, Your friends will brag!!

Currently, recruiters and human resource directors are using new techniques and tactics such as behavioral interviewing to weed out successful candidates employing behavioral interviewing to test not only ability but their soft skills.  Additionally according to a survey conducted by an independent research firm, 49 percent of chief financial officers confirmed that their most successful business meetings, outside the office, were conducted in a dining atmosphere. Furthermore, clients and customers admit that a person’s table manners (or lack thereof) may be a deciding factor in securing a signed contract.

This program demonstrates how to polish your dinner and formal party protocol to adroitly overcome anxiety while dining with potential employers or clients. In keeping with our praxis, a formal dining experience is provided to our students.

Topics include:

  • Amazing Formal Business Entertaining
  • Host and Guest Duties
  • Silverware Savvy
  • Navigating the Place Setting
  • Nonverbal Communication at the Table
  • Appropriate Dining subjects
  • Handling Accidents adroitly
  • Napkin Etiquette
  • Seating Etiquette
  • Maneuvering difficult foods
  • The Language of Toasting
  • Wine Etiquette
  • To Insure Proper Service (TIPS)

American and Continental Styles of Dining

POWER, PERSUASION & STYLE

From the dining table to the conference table!

SELF-PRESENTATION
8:45a.m. to 10:30a.m.
*How the first seven seconds impact your success
*How people perceive you
*How to engage people with your courtesy, warmth, care and excitement
*How your eye contact, handshake, posture and appearance speak volumes
*How bad habits create bad impressions
*How to improve your verbal and non-verbal  communication skills

EFFECTIVE-NETWORKING
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
*How to work a room
*How to remember names
*Conversation skills
*Handling “props” -how to shake hands and give out your business card gracefully while holding plate and glasses

DINING
12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
A five course meal that is education, entertaining and pure enjoyment.
*How skills at the dining table reinforce skills at the conference table.
*How to hold and use utensils correctly
*Strategies for business meals including where to sit, when to order, and when to discuss business
*Advice on ordering, seating, paying and tipping

YOUR CORPORATE WARDROBE
2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*How appearance translates directly into power for men and women
*How clothes increase your confidence and the confidence others have in you
*What impeccable grooming says about you, your commitment to quality, and your attention to detail.
*Advice on “business casual” dress issues

Additional Tools Provided:
Every participant receives tools to take away as further resources and refreshers

Children’s Etiquette Class

End the glorification of Inappropriate behavior-Minding YOUR Peas & Q’

There is a saying among foreigner’s “That there are no children in the United States.”  Maybe that is because we are a nation of voyeuristic viewing of guilty pleasures and tabloids devoted to the scandals of the young and younger celebutantes.  No wonder there is a cottage industry among “tweens” with the perpetuation of the “Mean Girls” and “Bratz” theme in dolls, dress and the dominance of violence in the video-games.
The Protocol Praxis offers children an escape hatch from the ill-manners and rudeness and the obsession with My Space and Facebook to learn face-to-face communications and civility. However, it is not enough to teach; please remember there must be the daily examples from the parent for the children to emulate.

•    THE BENCHMARKS FOR CHILDREN’S DIPLOMA
•    The ABC’s of Formal Dining
•    Codes of Silent Service
•    Zig Zag Technique
•    Continental Technique
•    Social Introduction
•    Public Speaking:  Conversational skills
•    The Telephone: An instrument of communication and safety
•    The art of writing a thank you note
•    Gender Appreciation (Adolescent Dating)
•    Venue Manners (Restaurant, theaters, hotels)
•    Respect for someone’s property and home
•    Respect for animals

LESSON PLAN

1ST THROUGH 5TH GRADE

LESSON I

A.  House RULES (Learning
respect of others)

B.   Proper Social
INTRODUCTIONS:
direct eye contact
& firm handshake

C.   TABLE

1.  Approaching &
Assembling: For
boys & girls

2.  Seating

3.  Table Deportment:  What is acceptable & Unacceptable

4.  Correct way to Depart from the Table

D.  The NAPKIN’S 4 roles at the Dinner Table

E.   The Bread & Butter Plate:  Proper manners & placement for
butter, knives and rolls

F.   Finger Food: How to properly eat with your fingers

G.  The KNIFE:  Learning how to hold the utensil correctly

H.  GLASSES: To drink and  hold a stemmed & footed glass

I.    Appropriate CONVERSATION at the dinner table

J.    Discarding UNWANTED FOOD

K.   SECOND HELPINGS

L.    Showing APPRECIATION

LESSON II

A.  SERVING FOOD:  The proper direction food and drink enters,
leaves and poured

B.  The SOUP BOWL:  Cream and Lug Bowls

1.  Positioning of the spoon for rest and close

2.  Holding the spoon correctly

3.  Body posture when eating soup

C.  The PARFAIT GLASS

LESSON III

A.  TABLE SETTING for a 5 course meal

B.  FORK FINESSE

1.  Salad

2.  Fish

3.  Dinner

4.  Dessert(Fork and Spoon)

C.  SALAD DRESSING:  pouring and passing

D.  PASSING Food

E.  CONTINENTAL (Open & Close positions)

F.  Zig – Zag (Open & Close)

G.  SILENT SERVICE

LESSON IV

A.  PIZZA: Rules for eating pizza

B.  The PHONE

1.   Rules for answering

2.   Making a call

3.   Taking Messages

4.    Rules of courtesy

5.    Receiving a scary call

6.    Phone as a tool in an emergency

C.  Writing a THANK YOU NOTE

LESSON V

Introduction for the proper use of a FINGER BOWL

The children will have the opportunity to demonstrate the
culmination of the learned skills and techniques when
they participate in a 5 course-meal at a local fine dining
establishment.

The instructors will gently and politely refine and polish any area of
deficiencies.

LESSON VI

A.  PARENT WRAP-UP:  The children will review their knowledge
in the presence of their parents.  This
will be their opportunity to shine!!!

B.  GRADUATION certificates are distributed.

C.  DISMISSAL

D.  GOOD-BYE — REFRESHMENTS!

Contact Suzanne for free consultation and to reserve your children’s spot in a class now.
Phone 985-974-0947
Email: suzanne@theprotocolpraxis.com

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