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
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, 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 an interaction, an interview or a job offer.
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. ~
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. ~
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. ~
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 words, actions and how they are perceived. They’re absolutely invested and it shows! ~
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, 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. ~
Private Consults for Individuals, Families and Small Groups
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.