Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Robin Wells, president of Etiquette Manor, LLC, based in Coral Gables, Florida, is a business dedicated to teaching children, teens and adults alike the art and power of good manners. Ms. Wells has decided to take her program across the country to introduce the power of etiquette to as many young people as she can reach, especially those who would not normally have the opportunity to be exposed to etiquette classes, She, and her lead trainer, Ms. Deborah Smith, continue their cross-country trek by visiting Chicago, IL, where they plan to work with other etiquette professionals to determine the best ways to help children throughout the social spectrum understand the power and effectiveness of etiquette.
Consistent with that goal, both in Chicago and in other locations across the country, Ms. Wells will be donating a three hour etiquette course to be conducted in the city's chosen venue, which in the case in Chicago will be at the Omni Hotel’s 676 Restaurant on October 14, 2012, from 3:00pm - 6:00pm. Area children, including those sponsored by various, nonprofit organizations, will have the opportunity to take a three hour course for a modest fee that will give them a priceless education in dining and table manners, meeting others and making introductions, as well as learning about the great history of etiquette and why manners matter!
“A big difference between the kind of training I am offering,” says Mrs. Wells who is a Certified Etiquette trainer, by both the prestigious American School of Protocol in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Society of Certified Etiquette Trainers, and leads all the Etiquette Manor programs, “is that my focus, especially for children and teenagers, is the impact that the use of good manners has on other people. I worry less about the rote application of the ‘rules’, although our students will learn the proper ways to conduct themselves, but I care much more about the fundamentals behind etiquette. By that I mean that etiquette is really an expression of a person’s awareness of others and how we behave says a lot about how we regard others. Holding a door or pulling out a chair for someone more senior than oneself says volumes about our respect for the other person, which then says a great deal about us. It makes the person who is kind and thoughtful a much more powerful person, an agent of ‘good’ in the world. It is this understanding that I try to impart to my students. As Dale Carnegie has said, ‘There are four ways in which we contact the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts, which are: what we do, how we look, what we say and how we say it.’ Good etiquette can have a positive effect on each of these four key components of human interaction, and I think that is very powerful.”
“I have been successful at meeting quite a number of challenges," says Ms. Wells, "in large part because I learned to understand the nature of human interaction and then took the opportunity to decide to treat others with respect and dignity. The results, for me, have been remarkable. I want to share that understanding, and a great foundation for that is through etiquette, which, after all, is really based on recognizing that society functions best with a set of protocols that are intended to allow us to interact effectively. We have to realize that it isn’t ‘all about us’, but rather how we work together in harmony. One obvious example can be found in team sports, where each individual has a role and must mesh effectively with her teammates to get to the best result. Take a look at what the Mavericks accomplished in the NBA championships last year.”
Ms. Wells states that understanding is most powerfully captured through application. For children, learning why they should do something instead of simply being told "just do it", and then applying what they have learned allows that lesson to stay with them for a lifetime. For adults, learning what to do and then practicing the skill implants the lesson best. We design our programs for children and adults differently but use the best techniques for each audience so that the lessons stay with our participants, giving them confidence, and power, for a lifetime.
“My premise,” says Wells, “is that good manners and social skills make this a better world in which to live. They enhance communication and encourage kindness and respect among people.”
The programs offered by Etiquette Manor are available as either private and group classes for children, teens and/or adults. Students learn etiquette to help them not only be more comfortable in any social situation but also to be more aware of their surroundings. Consideration for others is the foundation for etiquette and the classes are designed to give students the tools to present themselves to their best advantage wherever they go.
For information contact:
Robin Wells, Etiquette Manor, 6915 Red Road, Suite 217, Coral Gables, FL 33143