Dear Troop Leaders,
Below you will see a comprehensive list of topics that I will cover to fulfill your troop's specific petal, bead or badge requirements. If you feel this would be a fit for your troop, please contact me to arrange a meeting. The Etiquette Guru, LLC will come to your regularly scheduled meeting or whatever works best for you. Please note that the 'Dining Skills' class is always available and offered to any troop. I am looking very forward to working with you and your troops!
Founder & President
The Etiquette Guru, LLC
Finishing School of Protocol, Poise and Decorum
P.S. Discounts are given for larger groups. Please allow me to give you a quote for troops with over 12 participants.
RESPECT AT HOME, OF SELF & OTHERS
Magic Words, Making Mistakes, Potty Mouth, Giving/Receiving Apologies, Giving/Receiving Compliments
Manners by Age Group - Eye Contact, Meal Time, Hand Washing, Understanding How to be Tactful, Basic Kindness Manners
MAKING & MAINTAINING FRIENDSHIPS
First Impressions, Proper Introductions & Handshakes, Skillful Conversationalists
Friends, Teasing/Bullies, Having Good Sportsmanship
Telephone Manners - Telephone Safety, Telephone Messages and Other Good Phone Behavior
BECOMING A SOCIAL SUPERSTAR
'The Art of the Party' - Invitations, Being a Good Hostess/Host and Guest, Gift Giving and Receiving, Thank-you Notes
Poise Instruction - Standing, walking, pivoting, and sitting with discussion on 'Marks of Distinction'
Personal Hygiene Basics - Body Basics, Other Ways to Keep Healthy
Discussion on Netiquette, Online Etiquette, and Cell Phone Etiquette
Making a Positive First Impression, Introductions and Addressing Strangers, Non-Verbal and Verbal Communication...with conversation tips
**Also, the basics of good old fashioned person to person interaction are reinforced.
Includes instruction and application of 'The High School/College Interview', 'The Job Interview' with the ‘Best First Time Interviewing Tips’
We discuss Being Your Best, Looking Your Best with a section on ‘What to Wear vs. What Not to Wear’
Also an in-depth 'Dating Quiz' and a “BONUS” 'Good Habits/Bad Habits Checklist'
THE DINNER PARTY
You will have great success at dinner parties, in business and in life if you apply these dining skills. Please see below.
FOR ANY AGE GIRL SCOUT OR BOY SCOUT OF AMERICA
Topics Covered for Dining Skills:
Basic Table Manners
At Home Table Setting, Napkin Use, American and Continental Dining Instruction
9 Do's and 9 Do Not Do's of Dining
Dining Skills at School/College and in a Restaurant
Formal Dining Instruction - Proper Way to Handle Eating Bread and Soup, 15 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Public