*We’ve hit our last day here in Colorado, with two 10-hour driving days ahead of us. For today, we’re enjoying the river and the relaxation before it’s back to reality. Here’s another guest post from my friend Laura, aka Food Snob STL – enjoy!*
Hi Every Little Thing Readers! First of all, a big thanks to Stacy for asking my to guest post this week as she enjoys some time off.
My name is Laura and I blog over at Food Snob St. Louis. Today, I’m not here to talk about my blog or share a recipe with you. I am very excited to share with you a little about what I do besides blogging! I was recently trained to teach dining and business etiquette and have been busy starting my own etiquette consulting business: Please & Thank You.
Before you stop reading or think that etiquette is dead, hear me out!
The word etiquette and all it encompasses can seem very intimidating; however, etiquette is not all about following rules or using the correct fork. It is much more about learning how to feel comfortable in all social situations, which gives you the confidence you need to put your best self out there for the world to see.
We’ve all been in different social or work situations where we feel completely and utterly clueless as to which fork to use or how to introduce someone. In those moments, we tend to panic and our insecurity can build. However, when you’ve learned dining etiquette or business protocol, you don’t have to guess and are able to focus on those around you.
Workshop topics can include a fine dining tutorial, correspondence, introductions, business etiquette, and much more. For an example of things you might learn in a dining etiquette class, look at this post I did about Dinner Party Lessons.
Please & Thank You offers etiquette consulting and programs for businesses, colleges and universities, and individuals, as well as children’s manners classes. There are children’s classes forming for the fall right now (in St. Louis), so be sure to stop by the Please & Thank You website and sign up for the newsletter for all class and workshop announcements.
I hope you will consider how etiquette could improve your confidence! Remember, “Please” and “Thank You” are simple words, but they have a significant impact.