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 Life Skills Approach to Teaching Manners, Dining Skills, Tech-Etiquette, and Social Graces to All Ages, and Business & Corporate Etiquette to Teens and Adults.

ESC offers a complete listing of programs for business etiquette seminars, social etiquette, manners, and dining skills for children, teens, and adults. Classes are available to individuals, families, businesses and corporations, small groups, wedding parties, public schools, private schools, home schools, clubs, churches- anyone interested in brushing on up their manners.

 

 

Programs for Children, Youth, and Adults:

 

 

 

Having good manners and being able to properly present oneself is essential in today’s increasingly competitive society.  When a child, teen young adult or adult feels comfortable in this area, they are better able to get along with others, communicate, and set a leadership example at home, in school, social situations and in the workplace.

  • Youth Culture Program I : 6- 12 year olds; 3-5 day program 

    • The first 3 sessions of this class are held in the home of Mrs. Bowles in Fork Union, VA. The graduation 5 course dinner is held at Glenmore Country Club in Keswick, VA. 

    • This is a fun, interactive class where children enjoy learning valuable skills they will use for a lifetime. Food is served each day.

    • Social Skills taught during these classes include:

      • Proper Introductions, Eye Contact, Firm Handshake, Positive Body Language, Five Uses of the Napkin, Table Manners, What to do with Unwanted Food, Cutting Food, Resting and Closeout Position of Silverware, American Style (Zig Zag), and Continental Style Dining, Proper Table Conversation, Tech-Etiquette, The Importance of Saying and Writing Thank You, and more.

 

  • Youth Culture Program II: 13-18 year olds; 3-5 day program

    • The first 3 sessions of this class are held in the home of Mrs. Bowles in Fork Union, VA. The graduation 5 course dinner is held at Glenmore Country Club in Keswick, VA. 

    • This is a fun, interactive class where children enjoy learning valuable skills they will use for a lifetime. Food is served each day.

    • Social Skills taught during these classes include:

      • Proper Introductions, Eye Contact, Firm Handshake, Positive Body Language, Five Uses of the Napkin, Table Manners, What to do with Unwanted Food, Cutting Food, Resting and Closeout Position of Silverware, American Style (Zig Zag), and Continental Style Dining, Proper Table Conversation, Tech-Etiquette, The Importance of Saying and Writing Thank You, and more.

 

  • Dining Survival Skills Tutorial Dinner :  Teens to adult; 2-3 hour sessions

    • Five Uses of the Napkin, Table Manners, What to do with Unwanted Food, Cutting Food, Resting and Closeout Position of Silverware, American Style (Zig Zag), and Continental Style Dining, as well as Proper Table Conversation

 

  • Private Lessons: 2-4 hour sessions

    • Customized based upon your needs.​

 

Business Programs:

 

 

 

 

One of the most valuable assets your business has is its Relational Capital- the relationships of all the people within your company, and those with whom you do business.  A degree and technical knowledge are both door openers; however, a person must offer something more to build these     all-important relationships.  Business relationships are developed in a variety of situations, including day-to-day contact, telephone conversations, lunches, receptions, dinners, fundraisers, and            other social events. Our seminars offer interactive and enjoyable training to give you and          your staff valuable tools in all of these areas that will build your relational capital and

set your team apart from the rest.

  • Business & Corporate Seminar:  4 - 8 hour sessions

    • Introductions

    • Importance of a firm handshake/eye contact

    • Professional dress

    • Effective Networking 

    • The Business Lunch and Dining Etiquette

    • A Professionals Code of Behavior

    • Communication Styles Survey

    • Tips for Greater Telephone Success

    • Public Speaking Skills

    • Interview Review

    • Cell Phone Etiquette

    • Wait Staff Training