Ladies’ Three-Day group Etiquette & Empowerment Course

The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette runs its Signature Programme, the Ladies’ Three-Day Etiquette & Empowerment Course, on various dates throughout the year.

The course is specifically designed for ladies, from age 18, who wish to gain confidence in both their social and business lives, whilst meeting like-minded women. This intensive programme teaches the necessary skills enabling ladies to fully achieve their potential with maximum impact, from handling challenging people to feeling confident and self-assured at large social gatherings.

It promises to equip ladies with social confidence and business interpersonal skills so that they can fully make the most of their time in the UK, whether that is for a short visit or to live here on a more permanent basis. There will be a maximum of seven ladies attending which ensures the course remains intimate, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

You will be presented with a framed certificate on completion of the course, along with a beautiful Emma Dupont School of Etiquette folder containing all the course notes for you to keep and refer back to in the future.

The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette is based in the heart of Mayfair, London, opposite the shops and boutiques of Bond Street and situated on Piccadilly, one of London’s most famous and beautiful streets, just moments away from The Ritz Hotel.

The scheduled course dates are detailed below; as places are limited to a maximum of seven ladies, early booking is recommended.

To read what previous ladies are saying about this course then please click on Reviews.

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Course content

Day 1

First Impressions & Social Graces

  • Introducing yourself and others correctly
  • Shaking hands and social kissing
  • Remembering people’s names
  • Small talk and the British sense of humour
  • Sitting with poise
  • Knowing how to stand and walk elegantly and professionally
  • Entering and leaving a room with style
  • Getting in and out of a car

Successful Social and Business Networking

  • How to write a brilliant social and business elevator pitch
  • Speaking with confidence
  • How to walk up to strangers
  • How to include others
  • Working the room
  • How to excuse yourself politely but firmly
  • Following up effectively

Professional & Personal Presence

  • What message does your appearance send?
  • What message does your body language send?
  • Facial expressions
  • Personal grooming
  • A business persons props
  • Dress codes

‘Emma’s course was an absolute revelation! She is an extremely intelligent, gracious, generous and charming lady.

The three day course was delivered with care and sensitivity to all attendees. I was very pleased with the course content and my new ability to ‘de-code’ situations that were previously a complete mystery.

Understanding the “rules’ helps to avoid the dreadèd confidence-sapping “faux pas” that are all too easy to fall into in a new environment.

I wish I had met Emma when I first arrived in the UK!! I cannot recommend her enough.’ Anne, 2018.

Day 2

    Dining Etiquette

    • The different types of service
    • Chinaware, glassware and flatware
    • Linens & table decorations
    • Seating plans for formal & informal dining
    • How to hold flatware and glasses correctly
    • Napkin placement
    • The British place setting
    • How to eat tricky foods
    • What to do when things go wrong
    • Passing the port & tipping

    Corporate Hospitality

    • Home versus restaurant dining
    • Different types of invitations
    • Guest lists & seating plans
    • Toasts & speeches
    • Receiving Lines
    • Drinks parties
    • Corporate gift giving
    You will then enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon* with Emma at The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London to put your new dining skills into practice.

    ‘It was such a pleasure to meet you. Your intelligence, your elegance and your warmth gave us an absolutely delightful week.

    I can’t say thank you enough for your help. I do feel more confident when I meet people.

    Also thank you for opening my eyes to the etiquette world, and showing me what a true lady is, like yourself.’ Lilly, 2018

    ‘It was such a wonderful experience over the past three days. I do believe that the course has not only taught me a lot about etiquette but also empowered me and changed my perspective to a great extent.

    Thank you so much for organising the amazing course and being so supportive.’ Zoe, 2018

    Day 3

    Hosting guests at home

    • Different types of invitations
    • Guests lists & menu planning
    • Food & wine pairing
    • Table settings & seating plans
    • Aperitifs and digestives
    • Toasts and speeches
    • The role of the guest
    • Hostess Gifts

    Social and Business Communication

    • Formal & informal invitations
    • The importance of RSVP
    • Wedding invitations
    • Personal & business letters
    • Social Media
    • Mobile Manners
    • Business email

    The course concludes with Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Salon where you will learn the customs, history and etiquette of this quintessential pastime over sandwiches, scones and cakes along with a glass of champagne to celebrate your completion of the course.

    3 Day Course
    Group Tuition dates

    11 – 13 February 2020

    Start/End Time:

    10.00am until 4.30pm daily

    Mayfair, London

    Price: £1,150

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    Additional course dates for 2020 will be released soon!