Good Manners Go Hand in Hand with Success! 

Welcome to The Manners Advantage! Tampa’s Premier Manners and Etiquette Training Company

Our goal is to empower our students with the skills that will enable them to earn the respect of others, and ultimately become leaders within their communities. At The Manners Advantage, we teach all ages from preschoolers to professionals – students, business professionals, service industry representatives, healthcare workers, college applicants, college graduates…anyone with the desire to polish their life and communication skills, manners and dining etiquette. In what is a very competitive job climate, we customize classes with amazing outcomes!

For those who expect and demand higher standards, we invite you to contact us today. After all, an opportunity may be just a firm handshake away.

Learn the life skills necessary for having The Manners Advantage today!

Current Courses, Dates, and Times

You are Cordially Invited to

The Spring Teddy Bear Tea and Me!

Sunday, March 3rd 3:30 – 5:00 pm

(Ages 4-12)

$75 pp

Tampa Yacht and Country Club (Members and Non-Members Welcome)

Young Ladies will enjoy Tea Sandwiches, Savory Scones, Dainty Desserts, and of course Tea while learning about proper Tea Etiquette. Dress in your finest for this special event and bring your Favorite Furry Friend!

Young Ladies will Create their Own Fascinator to Wear and Bring Home.

LESSONS: History of Tea Party  *  Tea Etiquette Manners  *  Invitations  *  How to Hold Teacup  *  China and Linens  *  Tea Party Menu  *  Milk, Lemon, and Sugar  *  Stirring Your Tea

Click registration page to sign up today! Due to small class size, class credit is available if cancellation. For questions, please call Kim at (813) 546-6002

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The Art of Etiquette for Young Teens Ages 11-14

A Program Designed to Provide Young Teens with the Skills Necessary to Communicate and Thrive in Today’s Digital World.

Social Media NetiquetteContrast: Positive and Negative Impacts of Social Media, Managing Your Digital Footprint, Cell Phone, and Online Etiquette, The Power of Unplugging.

Communication – Composing Impactful Conversations, Practicing Small Talk, Question and Answer Volley, Conversation Pitfalls.

Respect and Self-Awareness – Consideration and Respect at Home, School, and in Public Places, Impact of Understanding Self-Awareness and It’s Effects on Others. 

Sunday, April 28th

(Ages 11-14) 2-3:30 $75

Tampa Yacht & Country Club*

Class Size is limited. *Members and non-members welcome!

Click registration page to sign up today! Due to small class size, class credit is available if cancellation. For questions, please call Kim at (813) 546-6002

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Lil’ Skippers Courtesy Summer Camp

Climb Aboard First Mates!

Ages 5-10

Etiquette Lessons, Games, Role Play, Snacks, and Crafts!

June 10-14 9:00 a.m. – noon $300

Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Dining Skills, Conversation and Listening, Social Conduct at Home, School & in Public Places, Properly Greeting Others, Nurturing Friendships and Lots More! 

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Polished Presence, Powerful Impact

Social Skills for the Young Professional … We Mean Business!

Sunday, April 28th  

4-5:30 p.m.

Tampa Yacht and Country Club

$99 pp (15% Discount for 5 or More Employees)

Click registration page to sign up today! Due to small class size, class credit is available if cancellation. For questions, please call Kim at (813) 546-6002.

TOPICS

Part I: Professional Presence and Social Protocol

  • Polishing Your ‘Brand’
  • First and Lasting Impressions
  • Introducing Yourself
  • Your Handshake Means Business
  • Introducing Others
  • Face-to-Face Conversation Essentials
  • Networking – The Balancing Act
  • Social Self-Awareness

Part I: Dining Etiquette

  • Host and Guest Responsibilities
  • Napkin & Seating Etiquette
  • Ordering, the Bill and Gratuity
  • Navigating the Place Setting
  • Proper Use of Utensils
  • Salad, Bread & Butter
  • American and Continental Styles
  • Tips to Remember