How do I walk into a room full of people I don’t know and strike up a conversation? We’ll cover introductions, small talk, conversation skills, how to leave a conversation graciously and many other social interactions to boost your confidence and put you at ease in any social setting.
The way you stand, sit and walk are critical to making a positive impression! We’ll look at how to maximise the use of body language to help you gain confidence in any social setting.
Everything from crockery to cutlery, glassware to linens, the place setting, polite table talk, how to negotiate tricky foods and everything you’ll ever need to know (and perhaps were afraid to ask) about the art of the table! This course promises to give you the edge at your next social or business function.
This traditionally English custom is just as popular here in Australia, so sit back and enjoy a sumptuous tea whilst you learn about the history and customs of this gracious pastime. Discover how the sandwich came about through a love of gambling and how to stir your tea correctly! These courses are a great way of getting friends or family together, as well as ‘young ladies’ who wish to be introduced to this very genteel tradition.
Throw a lunch party for your friends at a venue of choice where you will be guided through the rich tapestry of dining history and how it relates to contemporary lunch etiquette. A very entertaining and informative experience, and something a little different for your next get together!
Have you ever been induced into a mild panic at the very thought of hosting a dinner party? Whether it’s at home or dining out, we will show you how to create the perfect guest list, plan a menu, and ensure that your seating plan will serve the needs of you and your guests.
We’ll give you all the skills to set the tone and guarantee that perfect and successful event.
The invitation says ‘formal’ but what does that really mean? We look at deciphering dress codes, personal presentation, dressing appropriately for different settings, grooming for men and women, and wardrobe management, so you never have to say: “I have nothing to wear!”
Are you inviting friends or business colleagues for the weekend and not sure what is expected of you? Well, this course is for you!
As a host, it will provide you with everything you need to know about the expectations and responsibilities surrounding these events to ensure a memorable occasion for all. And as a guest, how to time your arrival perfectly, what might be an appropriate gift for the hostess, what to pack, what to do if you break something, and more!
An opportunity to re-establish the social graces, manners and interactions that so often become a casualty of modern day living. We’ll arrange lunch or afternoon tea and a chance to get up to three generations together to spend quality time away from the frenetic pace of modern life.