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Tools to help you avoid Social Faux Pas

In a world where image is everything, you must make your brand stand out in order to attain your goals.

Jules Hirst, Etiquette Expert

Join me in Santa Monica for Mastering Your Table Manners Workshop

Etiquette Consulting Inc - Mastering Table manners

Sum­mer is filled with fam­ily din­ners, wed­dings, grad­u­a­tions and bbqs. Do you find your­self still ask­ing, “Which is my bread plate?” or “Which fork do I use?” If you answered yes to either of these ques­tions, don’t worry, you can pol­ish your din­ing skills by attend­ing “Mas­ter­ing Your Table Manners.”

This course will teach you the rules of appro­pri­ate social and din­ing etiquette.

Mas­ter­ing Your Table Man­ners is a 90 minute course that gives you the con­fi­dence to Mas­ter that next din­ner party.

Here are a few of the top­ics that will be covered:

¨Appro­pri­ate table conversation

¨Nap­kin Use

¨Amer­i­can vs. Con­ti­nen­tal Styles

¨Din­ing Do’s and Don’ts

¨Dif­fi­cult to eat foods

¨Dis­tress­ing Meal­time Moments

Date: June 21, 2012

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Net­work­ing & refresh­ments 6:30 – 6:50
Work­shop begins 7:00

Loca­tion: Checa Chic Bou­tique
3004 Lin­coln Boule­vard Santa Mon­ica, CA 90405

Your Invest­ment: $25.00

National Etiquette & The power of Civility

May 7 – May 12 is nation­ally known as National Eti­quette Week, a week of bring­ing aware­ness in all areas of eti­quette from the board­room to the classroom.
In honor of National Eti­quette Week, we are doing our part in pro­mot­ing gra­cious­ness & civil­ity. Pur­chase a copy of the Power of Civil­ity this week for only $17.99 reg­u­larly $24.00

The Power of CivilityThe Power of Civil­ity is packed with thought-provoking per­spec­tives on what civil­ity really means, as well as prac­ti­cal solu­tions for incor­po­rat­ing civil­ity best prac­tices into your work and life. In this com­pre­hen­sive book, eigh­teen top civil­ity and eti­quette pro­fes­sion­als go beyond the typ­i­cal “please and thank you” con­ver­sa­tions about civil­ity and chal­lenge you to think about your per­sonal stan­dards, account­abil­ity, val­ues, and what it means to be com­mit­ted to choos­ing civil­ity, whether at home, at work, in your com­mu­nity, or in pub­lic — at home and abroad.

This book pro­vides the tools you need to boost your social intel­li­gence and build your cul­tural com­pe­tence, giv­ing you the con­fi­dence and poise to go any­where and be wel­comed as a car­ing and con­sid­er­ate cit­i­zen of the world. Dis­cover the power of civility!

The Power of Civil­ity Table of Con­tents
The Power of One
Choos­ing Civil­ity
By Lew Bayer

Civil­ity Begins at Home
By Deb­o­rah King, AICI CIP

Pub­lic Civil­ity
The Case for Face-to-Face Com­mu­ni­ca­tion
By Deb­o­rah McGrath

Stand Out — Don’t Stick Out

Per­sonal Account­abil­ity and Civil Busi­ness Essen­tials
By Tiffany Nielsen

The Power of Lead­er­ship Civil­ity
Lead­ing by Exam­ple
By Laura Barclay

Build­ing an Excep­tional Pro­fes­sional Image
Six Keys to Suc­cess
By Jules Hirst

Lunch Box Civil­ity
A Tool for Lead­ers
By Pene­lope Paik

Develop Your Per­sonal Brand and Power it with Civil­ity
By Yas­min Anderson-Smith, MCRP, AICI CIPCPBS

Net­work­ing with Civil­ity
The Ulti­mate Busi­ness Tool
By Cheryl Walker-Robertson

Nav­i­gat­ing the Social and Psy­cho­log­i­cal Com­plex­i­ties of Inci­vil­ity
By Suzanne Zazu­lak Pedro

Civil­ity — Mak­ing it a Lifestyle
By Cindy Ann Peter­son, AICI FLC

To Say or Not to Say, That is the Ques­tion
Polit­i­cal Civil­ity – The Real­ity Show
By Shelby Scarborough

Civil­ity Com­mu­ni­cates Con­fi­dence
Five Traits that Pave the Way to Suc­cess
By Tara Crawford

Civil­ity on Cam­pus
How to Get an “A” in Con­duct
By Denise F. Pietzsch

Uncov­er­ing Dia­monds
The Chal­lenge of Inter­gen­er­a­tional Civil­ity
By Pat Walker Locke, AICI FLCCPC

Din­ing with Civil­ity
Man­ners Mat­ter at the Table
By Non­nie Cameron Owens

for Mutual Respect
A Booster Shot for Civil­ity in Health­care
By Suzanne Nourse, CEPC

Cul­tural Con­sid­er­a­tions and Civil­ity
How to Get Along as You Get Around
By Anita Shower

Pur­chase you copy today for only $17.99 and free shipping.

10 Tips on How to “Talk Politics” When There is No Escaping it!

Politics in the Workplace

We should all know we never speak about “Pol­i­tics” at the din­ner table, at a gath­er­ing with fam­ily or friends, the office, but what are you to do when there is no escap­ing it. Here are 10 tips writ­ten by Diane Gotts­man of The Pro­to­col School of Texas.

1.  Allow the other per­son to state his or her opin­ion - Don’t inter­rupt – allow oth­ers to make their feel­ings heard.

2. Ask ques­tions – Even if you dis­agree with the com­ments of oth­ers, show respect by ask­ing per­ti­nent ques­tions. You may be sur­prised to learn some­thing new!

3.  Keep your voice down to a low roar- Don’t allow your­self to get worked up and start a shout­ing match with your cowork­ers or din­ner guests.

4. Edu­cate your­self on impor­tant issues – It’s impor­tant to at least be famil­iar with the beliefs and plat­form of each can­di­date to allow for knowl­edge­able dis­cus­sion. Remem­ber, being well-informed is always best!

5.  Don’t take it per­son­ally – Keep the dis­cus­sion in per­spec­tive and ask your­self how much anx­i­ety and con­flict you are will­ing to undergo at the office or with friends by argu­ing over who the bet­ter can­di­date may be. Never resort to name call­ing or shame tac­tics, “I can’t believe you are that ignorant!”

6.  Vote – it’s a cop-out to say, “I don’t like any of the can­di­dates so I’m not going to vote” – if you don’t vote for some­one, any­one, you have no room to complain.

7. Pol­i­tics is not off lim­its at a din­ner party or social event – be pre­pared! You can answer with “I’m off polit­i­cal debate duty tonight – argue amongst your­selves” and opt out or jump in and make your point. Do what feels right but always keep in mind you are a guest and don’t want to offend your host.

8. Keep it clean – Use your best judg­ment and keep your inter­ac­tions civil – you host will thank you for not incit­ing fur­ther furor among his or her guests.

9. Don’t assume that every­one wants to talk pol­i­tics – Ask­ing some­one how he or she intends to vote in the elec­tion is inva­sive unless the infor­ma­tion is offered first.

10.  Use your sen­si­tiv­ity train­ing – Be mind­ful of how you are mak­ing oth­ers feel by voic­ing your strong opin­ions and avoid monop­o­liz­ing the entire con­ver­sa­tion with pol­i­tics. Have other con­ver­sa­tion top­ics handy in your con­ver­sa­tional arse­nal to pull from when the con­ver­sa­tion is too heated.

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