What do you associate with the words ‘Social Graces’? Do you conjure up visions of young ladies attending Finishing School in Switzerland, or do you have a more modern and contemporary view? Wherever we travel, and whatever we do, the way we conduct ourselves is very important. Every country in the world has an accepted code of conduct and people who break that code are frowned upon or held in disdain. Being respectful of the culture and environment that you are in is essential.
So, what is etiquette training? What are social graces? Well they are the skills we use to politely interact with people in social situations, both formal and informal. Social graces include manners, etiquette, conversation, body language, deportment, dress and appearance. Social graces are there to make other people feel comfortable and to stop us from embarrassing ourselves. Etiquette is defined as ‘not causing offence to others and not embarrassing yourself’. Knowing the finer points of etiquette can help us personally, professionally and socially.
Etiquette Training can help us in any social situation
A job interview, meeting your child’s teacher, hosting a dinner party or going on a date. In today’s society there is constant pressure to make the right first impression. No-one likes to be thought of as rude, ill mannered or ignorant and with a little effort we don’t have to be. Knowing how to behave, what to do and say in different social situations is a skill that can be learned. Ask yourself how good are you social skills and social graces? What social situations cause you the most concern?
If you could use a little help with the social graces in a business or work environment then you should consider my Professional Development Programmes in:
- Business Etiquette
- Business Social Etiquette
Etiquette Training in Hertfordshire or I can travel to you.
I offer a range of etiquette training and coaching for social and business interactions. All of my etiquette training and coaching programmes are designed to improve the impact and impression you make in a variety of social situations and to improve your self confidence so that you always know how to behave, what to say and how to dress for any social occasion or social interaction. If you want to feel more at home in social situations then visit my social etiquette training and coaching page, you’ll find I offer a unique and flexible service that can be tailor made to meet your needs. You decide what you want to learn, where you want to learn and when you want to learn.
My Perfectly Polished Programme covers all of the social graces: manners, etiquette, conversation, body language, deportment, dress and appearance, plus there is a healthy dose of emotional intelligence. It is an intensive three day programme that will transform your life and your social experiences. You’ll learn to feel comfortable in any, and every social interaction.
If you want a more condensed summary of etiquette and the social graces then my two day Finishing Touches Programme will suit your needs.