The Story Behind the Manners Advantage of Tampa, Florida

The Story Behind the Manners Advantage of Tampa, Florida

Times have changed from the traditional charm schools of the 50s, where manners were taught in the schools, and reinforced at home. Today’s fast-paced schedules limit the amount of time families have to dedicate to teaching and practicing everyday etiquette.

This trend, coupled with the influences of pop culture and an increasingly informal ‘social media’ society, translates into children and young adults who are not readily absorbing the social skills necessary to succeed. At The Manners Advantage, we strive to teach a balance between traditional etiquette and what is appropriate in today’s society.

Co-owner Leslie Jennewein, Certified Etiquette Instructor trained by The Protocol School of Washington and Emily Post, has enjoyed over 25 years of teaching experience in manners, etiquette, and building essential life skills. Leslie joined talents with co-owner Kimberly Osborne, Certified Etiquette Consultant trained by the International Association of Professionals, to form The Manners Advantage, Inc. in 2010, teaching children, teens and professionals.

Kim and Leslie have taken the company from conception to a successful commercial business - serving County Schools, State Universities, and National Corporations as clients. They were also awarded a State Grant to help at-risk youth.

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