Polished and Prepared
(Etiquette Training for College Students)

Are Your College Students Prepared for Corporate America?

Our business etiquette seminar, Polished and Prepared, provides future professionals with the proper skills to handle any social situation with poise and confidence.

Curriculum Includes:

Business Etiquetteprovides the knowledge to act with confidence in every business situation, the kind of confidence that leads to greater personal success. We address business and social protocol in today’s fast – changing times including greeting and introductions, phone skills, correspondence, business gift – giving and receiving, and male/female business interaction.

Self-Presentation – provides a variety of verbal and non – verbal factors that communicate volumes about you, such as eye contact, handshake, posture, introductions, voice, diction, and phone skills. This module focuses on what is expected and accepted in general business etiquette. 

Communication Skills – focuses on the sound of your voice and how it must be user – friendly. With a tape recorder and role – play, we will discuss cell phone and office etiquette, leaving messages, placing a caller on hold, office interruptions, call waiting, eating/chewing while talking on the phone, email, and much more. Our training targets speaking with authority through grammar, diction, and clarity.

Effective Networking – assist in getting information you want from individuals, pulling away from non – productive situations, and improving your conversational techniques. Remembering a person’s name is a “learned skill.” Our training provides valuable hints to help you with this skill. The course teaches you how to make every reception and every encounter a productive networking experience.

Dining Skills – gives you the confidence to enjoy any business occasion whether it is a sit down meal, a reception, or a special invitation to the boss’ house. After this seminar, you can concentrate on business rather than worrying about your dining etiquette and searching for someone to follow. Topics discussed are: seating, utensils, the menu (including unusual food), selecting wines, and smoking.   

The Business Lunch – reviews the factors that make a successful “power lunch.” Skills at the dining table reinforce your skills at the conference table. This course covers selecting a restaurant, seating arrangement, ordering, paying, and tipping. The seminar includes certain issues of political correctness we must all be sensitive to in today’s society.

Corporate Dress – covers selecting clothes that are right for your job and the position you hope to have in the future with the company. Also, guidelines on buying smarter and building your professional wardrobe are discussed. You will learn techniques on how to purchase clothes that make you look your best.

Podium Readiness – gives you a formula for preparing and delivering presentations in front of a group. The sound of your voice, your posture, your face, your attire all play a role in getting others to pay attention to you and your message. This is an invaluable class for those who speak often to an audience.

Any of the above modules can be tailored to fit your school’s specifications. Once you share your training “wish list” with us, we can develop an appropriate syllabus.

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