More Than Manners

it’s very simple. Good manners matter.

Educational and Professional Programs for all ages

 

More Than Manners is dedicated to empowering our clients through modern manners, professional and dining etiquette programs. Our clients (young students to adults) reach their highest potential through graceful, confident and mindful living.  Classroom, dining room, conference room to the boardroom…we’ve got you covered.


Personal and Professional Etiquette for Success

young professionals and business etiquette

Our goal is for our clients to stand out not stick out. First impressions matter. A flimsy handshake or talking with food in your mouth can create unwanted distractions and leave a lasting impression.

Learn why the littlest details are important and can make the biggest impact We cover everything from body language, eye contact, meeting and greeting, business card etiquette, working a room, remembering names, the art of small talk to the power of a thank you. Our real world examples will provide evidence that manners (or lack thereof) can make or break a date, an interview or a job offer. ~

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Parent Programs

preschool manners, parents teaching manners

As Emily Post said, “Any child can be taught to be beautifully behaved with no effort greater than quiet patience and perseverance, whereas to break bad habits once they are acquired is a Herculean task.” Like anything in life, forming good habits from the start is so much easier than trying to break and replace bad habits later. Starting children off with age appropriate expectations is important. Good manners and understanding the rationale behind rules of etiquette establishes a foundation of respect, kindness, consideration, honesty, integrity and gratefulness. It’s never too early to start teaching manners to your children and rest assured, it’s also never too late. Either way, you will be glad you did. ~


Corporate Trainings

We skillfully and respectfully teach and train new hires to be the best version of themselves for their personal and professional success. This parlays into happy employers and impressed clients. ~
 

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interviewing skills 

interviewing skills, etiquette and manners

Whether you're new to the workforce or looking to ace an interview at an academic institution, internship or place of employment; the interview is your opportunity to shine. The goal is to arrive, survive and thrive... showcasing YOU beyond your resume.  ~

School Programs

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Public, Private, Boarding/Day School Programs

Everyone benefits from knowing how to interact with others effectively, politely and respectfully. This is such a wonderful age to teach and engage. We combine general etiquette principles with dining etiquette and mindfulness to ensure a well rounded approach. Students realize there is a connection between their actions and how they are perceived. They’re invested and it shows! ~

teens and social media manners

table manners- campus to corporate and everything in between...

We've been told this program is a game changer for all and we couldn't agree more. No need to second guess yourself during an important moment. Regardless of age, all of our students will understand host/hostess and guest duties, European and Continental styles of dining, navigation of silverware and glassware, napkin etiquette, how to break bread, soup savvy, silent signals to a well trained waitstaff, dining do’s and don’ts. This is how you rise to the occasion and we are excited to teach you tips and tricks for your dining success. ~

dining skills and manners

Private Consults for Individuals and Families

family coaching, family manners, family etiquette

In need of some one-on-one attention or support?  Our private consult could be the answer.  We will happily customize a program to work on your specific needs.

Don’t reserve your best behavior for special occasions. You can’t have two sets of manners, two social codes—one for those you admire and want to impress, another for those whom you consider unimportant. You must be the same to all people.
— Lillian eichler Watson