Friday, February 26, 2016

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Etiquette is not just for 5th graders anymore...

Take Dr. Seuss's advice and join us!

Training Dates: June 20-24, 2016

The investment is five days of training and $5,800.00 (U.S.D.), effectively through 2016. Prior to March 1st, there is a 15% reduction in tuition bringing the enrollment tuition to $4930.00 (U.S.D.)

For more information and to register, please contact: 

April McLean



These are just a few of the topics included during the 5 days of training:
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Business Etiquette
  • Children's Etiquette
  • Meetings and conferences
  • Titles and forms of address
  • Image and attire
  • Presentation skills
  • Networking
  • Administrative tools (invitations, menu cards, place cards, etc.)
  • Etiquette in public places
  • Writing thank you notes
  • Customer service
  • Flags and logos
  • And so much more!


Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Join us in providing leadership development one person at a time. Manners will take you around the world!

Remember, Read Across America Day is on Dr. Seuss's Birthday,

March 2, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Manners on the Go

We recently had the incredible opportunity to visit New York for Debra's birthday. We spent plenty of time in an airport and on the plane, fine dining restaurants, and buses. We had a blast, so we brought a little bit of New York back to Athens.

We would love to share our new ideas and memories with you at training in June.

Training Dates: June 20-24, 2016
The investment is five days of training and $5,800.00 (U.S.D.), effective through 2016. Prior to March 1st, there is a 15% reduction in tuition bringing the enrollment tuition to $4930.00 (U.S.D.)

Travel Etiquette

While you are travelling, you are constantly surrounded by people. It is important to consider this to make everyone's experience a pleasant one and to put your best foot forward. Here are some etiquette pointers to me mindful of:

Plane Etiquette:
  • Have your ID and boarding pass readily accessible
  • Take your seat as quickly as possible
  • Be patient when deplaning
Fine Dining Etiquette:
  • Check your coat
  • Allow host to direct you to your seat
  • Place your napkin in your lap
  • Wait for everyone to be served before eating
  • When deciding what utensils to use start from the outside and work your way inward
  • Dessert utensils are located above the dinner plate
  • Bread, butter, and salt and pepper are passed to the right
  • Eat from the left (bread and salad) and drink from the right
  • There are two types of dining, American and Continental dining, and both are acceptable
Bus Etiquette
  • Step aside before boarding to allow exiting passengers to depart
  • Fill from the back to the front
  • Give up your seat to an elderly person, pregnant women, and someone who is disabled


History of the Coat Check

The concept of the coat check was initiated by Albert Behar in the New York area shortly after the Great Depression. Mr. Behar noticed that customers put their coats on the back of their chairs and offered to store the coats for customers in a small room adjoining the restaurant.

About ELI

Trained and certified consultants use our programs with proven effectiveness in all fifty states and in seventeen foreign countries. Based on universally accepted etiquette, free of provincial idiosyncrasies and regional variations, our program is current, relevant and upholds the universal tradition of good manners. The agenda, originally developed in Washington, D. C. is comprised of streamlined easy-to-learn content. Our curriculum works equally well in formal and casual environments, and in urban, suburban and rural communities. The curriculum is flexible and effective whether you teach in your home, local school, recreation centers, or office. As a matter of fact, the applications for using our curriculum in your community are endless!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Have the Loveliest Valentine's Day Party Manners

Valentine's Day party plans? We have you covered! Good party etiquette is a must to be a standout guest. Aside, from your day to day table manners, you will also need to bring your best conversation for a guaranteed good time! To the right you will find ten of the most helpful party etiquette tips for this special day. Of course, all of these tips can be used at any and every party you attend. You are the leader in your own party guest etiquette!

So, now that you know just how to put your best foot forward during the party, what's next? Thank you notes are always a great way to show hosts just how grateful you are for opening their home to you. Send a handwritten note to them within 24 hours of the party and you will definitely be the standout guest you set out to be!


Have you signed up for our June training?

June 20 - 24, 2016

Don't wait any longer - sign up to train to be a Children's Etiquette Consultant in Athens, GA