University Etiquette

Dining Etiquette: It’s all Business to Get That Job

Second job interviews are conducted during a meal to observe the interviewee’s reactions in social situations. Jobs can be received, or lost, just as a relationship can be built or lost.  Ace that interview while feeling comfortable dining. 

Topics Include:

  • Preparation Prior to the Meal
  • American and Continental Style of Eating
  • Best Job Interview Menu Choices
  • Foods to Avoid
  • Host/Hostess and Guest Duties
  • Ordering Liquor – Do’s & Don’ts
  • Silverware Savvy, Negotiating the Table
  • Silent Service Codes
  • Body Language at the Table
  • Reading the Table
  • Napkin Knowledge
  • Excusing Oneself from the Table
  • Coughs, Sneezes & Other Awkward Moments
  • The Toast – When, How & to Whom
  • How to Accept a Toast
  • Difficult to Eat Food Etiquette
  • Handling Accidents
  • Unusual Menu Terms
  • Handling the Valet, Coat Check & Other Services
  • Dining Conversation
  • Paying the Bill
  • Tipping Etiquette
  • Thank-you notes
  • And more…

Get the Competitive Edge to Master Networking & Corporate Communication Skills

Business executives routinely find themselves in situations where they must communicate effectively with clients and colleagues. Understanding the intricacies of networking is what thoughtful business owners and major corporations consider an executive survival skill. Effective networking takes effort and practice. People like doing business with people they respect and trust. A good communicator knows how to put others at ease.

This is an hour-and-a-half hour class. A majority of executives break out into a sweat thinking about meeting and making conversation with new acquaintances.  Companies are looking for persons who can network effectively and adapt to a variety of social and business situations.  Learn the art of schmoozing and gain the self-confidence needed to mingle with anyone at any occasion.  Your personal networking strategy will be developed, too. 

Topics include:

  • Being Prepared
  • Making a Memorable Entrance
  • A Powerful First Impression
  • Conversation Skill Basics
  • Areas of the Room to Avoid
  • Breaking Into an Existing Conversation
  • Business Card Etiquette
  • Excusing Oneself from a Conversation
  • Technology/Cell Phone Courtesy
  • Social Media Intelligence
  • Navigating the Buffet Table
  • Thank-you notes
  • Follow-up after event
  • And more…

Professional Image - Dress To Get That Job

Learn what your clothing, style, and body language says about you and the likelihood you will be asked for a second interview.  It’s all in the little details.

  • Topics include:
  • Job Interview Attire – Appropriate Choices
  • Casual vs Corporate Work Wear
  • Dressing for social/business and sports events
  • Men’s & Women’s Wardrobe Essentials
  • Accessories & Other Important Details
  • Proper Cut & Fit
  • The Power of Color
  • Shoes, Socks & Important Details
  • Do’s & Don’ts
  • Grooming Essentials
  • And more…

Professional Presence 101:  Savvy to Set You Apart

This is an hour-and-a-half hour class.  Set yourself apart from the competition by refining yourself to project a sense of poise/self-assurance at work that creates power, credibility and competence.

Topics include:

  • The Proper Introduction
  • Proper Responses to Introductions
  • Tips for Remembering Names
  • A Handshake that Matters
  • Business Card Protocol
  • Eye Contact
  • Body Language Basics
  • Technology Faux Pas
  • And more…