One-Day Social Etiquette Course

The Lady’s One-Day Social Etiquette Course in London covers all aspects of English social etiquette and will equip ladies with knowledge and skills they need to meet new acquaintances, build new friendships and make the most of opportunities that come their way in the UK.

Suitable for any nationality, Emma’s cross-cultural experience will ensure you feel comfortable and at ease whilst she equips you with finesse, polish and discernment.

A signed certificate will be presented on completion of this programme, along with course notes for you to refer back to.


SUBJECTS COVERED:

POISED INTRODUCTIONS

  • Introducing yourself and others correctly
  • Shaking hands
  • Social kissing
  • Remembering people’s names
  • What to do if you forget!
  • Making small talk
  • Working the room

ELEGANT DINING*

  • How an elegant woman dines
  • Different types of service in the UK
  • Holding flatware and glassware correctly
  • The British place setting
  • Napkin placement
  • How to eat tricky foods
  • How to handle mistakes and accidents
  • Understanding the rules of tipping

STYLISH DRESS CODES

  • Personal grooming
  • Informal dress codes
  • Formal day wear
  • Formal evening wear
  • Hats, gloves and accessories

SOPHISTICATED COMMUNICATION

  • Invitations and RSVP
  • Personal and business letters
  • Social media
  • Mobile telephone manners
  • Personal email etiquette

EXQUISITE ENTERTAINING

  • Different types of invitations
  • Guest Lists & menu planning
  • Food and wine pairing
  • Table settings and seating plans
  • Aperitifs and digestives
  • Toasts and speeches
  • The guest’s responsibilities
  • Hostess gifts

GRACEFUL DEPORTMENT

  • Sitting with poise
  • Elegant walking styles
  • Entering and leaving a room with style
  • Getting in and our of a car and a lift
  • Ascending and descending stairs

course duration: 6.5 hours
private tuition
investment: £975

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group prices on request

*The Elegant Dining module is taught over a one-course luncheon with Emma at a local London restaurant. This is included in the price.