Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Take a Bite Out of Life!

The necessity for chewing bite-sized pieces is one of our favorite lessons to teach our students.
1. First, you will need 1 large marshmallow, 3 miniature marshmallows, and a napkin. 
2. Place your napkin in your lap.
3. Put the large marshmallow in your mouth and try to chew it politely while talking with your dinner partners. 
4. Put one miniature marshmallow in your mouth at a time and chew politely while talking with your dinner partners.

How did it go? Chances are you looked funny trying to chew the large marshmallow in one bite. Mini marshmallows are the perfect bite sized pieces. Chewing with bite sized pieces sets the perfect pace for being a great dinner conversationalist!

Making the Most Out of Dinner Conversation as told by George Washington in "Rules of Civility"
1. "If anyone comes to speak to you while you are sitting, stand up, though he be your inferior, and when you present seats, let it be to everyone according to his degree."
2. "Put not another bite into your mouth till the former be swallowed. Let not your morsels be too big for the jowls."
3. "Drink not nor talk with your mouth full, neither gaze about you while you are drinking."

Thankfully, the choice to sign up for ELI training is not hard!
96 days to the next Etiquette and Leadership Institute
"Train to be a Manners, Etiquette, Leadership and Character Coach/Consultant."
June 20 - 24, 2016
Call April McLean at 706.769.5150 to reserve your seat. 

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