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 (children to adults) reach their highest potential through graceful, confident, well mannered and mindful living.  From the classroom, dining room, conference room to the boardroom…we’ve got you covered.

Personal and Professional Etiquette for Success

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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. Attention to good manners and etiquette can enhance and elevate everyday experiences.

Learn why the littlest details are important and can make the biggest impact. We cover everything from body language, eye contact, meeting and greeting, introductions, business card etiquette, networking, working a room, remembering names, the art of small talk, effective listening 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, a deal, a job offer or advancement. ~

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Parent Programs

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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, responsibility and gratefulness. It’s never too early to start teaching manners to your children and rest assured, it’s also never too late. ~

Corporate Trainings

We skillfully and respectfully teach and train new hires to bring their best to the table for their personal and professional success. This program levels the playing field by assuring everyone is armed with the same knowledge and know-how. The etiquette advantage translates into civilized and courteous workplaces with solid, respectful relationships.~

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interviewing skills 

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Looking to ace an interview at an academic institution, internship or place of employment? The goal is to showcase you beyond your resume and make a positive connection with the interviewer. Committed and focused preparation is the key to establishing a confident and lasting impression.  ~

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 through our proprietary UP programs. Students realize there is a connection between their words, actions and how they are perceived. And when children know better…they do better! This is a comprehensive program that can be customized to suit each individual school’s needs. ~

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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, 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, resting and finished positions of dining, dining do’s and don’ts and how to handle awkward situations. This is how you RISE to the occasion! ~

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Private Consults for Individuals, Families and Small Groups

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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