School Etiquette Enrichment
A Modern Manners and Etiquette Program Promoting Confidence and Leadership in Greater Tampa, Florida
Acquiring life skills, such as proper etiquette and good manners, are essential to promoting confidence and a positive self-image in all children. For children to be successful in life, they need to have social skills as well as academic skills.
Etiquette Enrichment provides the opportunity for children to learn the skills necessary toward developing a sense of empowerment and self-assuredness in social situations.
Through role play and games, this class is as hands-on and entertaining as it is informative. Get The Manners Advantage today!
“Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.”
– Thomas Sowel
Group classes are offered to schools and private organizations. Classes can be scheduled during or after school per grade or open to multiple grades K – 12. Eight one-hour classes are recommended.
Curriculum – 8-Weeks
Part I: Presenting a Positive Me
- The Importance of Manners
- Introducing Yourself and Others
- Making Eye Contact
- Proper Handshake
- Self-Assured Body Language
- Leadership Voice
Part II: Dining Etiquette
- Table Manners at Home and in Restaurants
- Setting a Proper Table
- Navigating the Place Setting
- How to Properly Hold Utensils
- Napkin and Seating Etiquette
- American and Continental Styles of Eating
- Rules for Eating Soup, Salad, Bread & Butter
- Ordering From a Menu
- Buffet Dining
- Appropriate Dining Table Conversation
Part III: Communication Skills
- The Art of Conversation
- Digital Etiquette
Part IV: Respect
- Demonstrating Respect at Home
- Courtesy in Public Places
- Respecting Yourself
- Doors, Chairs, Elevators, Stairs
Part V: Social Courtesy
- How to be a Great Guest (Sleepovers and Parties)
- Duties as Host
- Nurturing Friendships
- Gift Giving & Receiving
- Writing Thank You Notes
See what other parents, students, and organizations are saying about us!
"Thanks again, ladies, for a wonderful experience! I greatly appreciate all of the work you did to modify your lessons to specifically meet the needs of our Ladies Quest students! We hope that we have the opportunity to participate in Project Promise with you again next year."
-Kathy Webb, M. Ed., Special Education Student Success Coach, Marshall Middle School
"I very much enjoyed both your company and presentation. The number of questions you elicited from the students shows that your presentation was directly on point to their needs; I have never been to a presentation on campus that sparked so many organic questions. Look forward to working with you again."
-Alison E. Preston
Candidate for Juris Doctor, 2018
Stetson University College of Law
"The event was an absolute hit! I wish you both could have heard the feedback this afternoon…. I think half of Bright House Networks now understands professional dining etiquette. The interns were very excited, and I’m so happy to hear them discussing it within their individual departments. I appreciate your time and effort today – the branded slides were great. Wonderful job!"
- Morgan Huettel, Digital Recruitment Operations Specialist, Bright House Networks
"Thank you very much, especially for your flexibility. Your topic and presentation were spot on! As Nick indicated, these soft skills are often overlooked, and so important in the real/business world. I'm sure we'll get on your calendar for our next junior class. "
- Robert Tewes, CPA, Ernst & Young LLP
"The boys had a great time on Saturday. Eli has been getting compliments all weekend from friends and strangers on his manners."
"My sister Brice and I wanted to thank you for making manners class so much fun for Summer and Emma. They had a great time and learned a lot!"
"The presentation was very helpful and attendees were appreciative of your knowledge in the subject. We look forward to working with you in the future."
-Adair Tigert, MBA Student, University of Florida
"Thank you. Maggie LOVED the class, and you will be happy to know that George liked the class (especially the candy). He has been very proud to stand at my chair and say, 'May I?' as he pulls my chair out and pushes it in. He is so proud. Maggie has been the manners police and is not letting him forget a thing. Clearly you have done a fabulous job!"
"Maya enjoyed the class. She has been correcting her little brother on a few things...so she was obviously paying attention! Thanks!!!"
"Thank you so much for sharing proper etiquette with the boys today. Every one of them came out energized and full of tidbits for their mothers! I was pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoyed the experience."
"She loved the class! Thank you. She even came home and asked me, 'What can I do to help you mom?' So nice."
“Bennett has really enjoyed the class and reports back what he has learned. Thanks!”
“Thank you for everything. Wyatt learned a lot from your class and even had a good time meeting new people.”
“We are so pleased with all that Andrew learned from the Manners Advantage classes he attended. Going into the program, Andrew had plenty of home instruction on manners, but it was practicing them amongst friends in the Manners Advantage’s fun and social setting that really made them sink in. He always enjoyed going to the classes, and improved with each one. What a joy it is to see the teachings in practice!”
"Fun class! The boys are picking up some good manners. Thank you!"
“My son thoroughly enjoyed this class. He looked forward to it every week!”
“Justin has enjoyed the class and has learned from it. He has come home enthusiastic and eager to share what they learned that day. This course is a wonderful complement to what we daily teach our children at home!”
“Alex is using the skills he has learned in the etiquette classes. His voice is more confident and his eye contact has improved. He was having dinner with friends and the parents shared that Alex asked the girls to order fist!”
"I believe the children are really enjoying and learning at the same time!"
- Joyce Addison, Executive Director and Owner, Seaborn Schools
"It has been a pleasure working with Leslie over the years! The level of professionalism and interaction she brings to her seminars is both entertaining and insightful. Thank you!"
- Scott Fairbairn, General Manager, Tampa Yacht and Country Club
"The seminar was both fun and serious. They did a perfect job of conveying the need-to-know information!"
- Kevin Kruszewski, Owner, Pane Rustica Café
"Players must be comfortable and self-assured in a variety of social situations. Thank you Manners Advantage!"
- Terrell Buckley, FSU Team Coordinator
"Besides simply manners, lots of great courtesy and kindness types of topics - thx!"
"He has really enjoyed your class!!! You made learning etiquette and good manners fun for the kids!"
"Wonderful class! Thank you for guiding our children through these important lessons. Andrew thoroughly enjoyed his time with you."
"Manners class was a lot of fun! The teachers were great and I learned a lot!"