Polite Society School of Etiquette offers Beginning, Advanced, Business, and Tea Etiquette Courses.
Etiquette tutelage is presented at speaking engagements, school seminars, specialty tea events, and private dinners.
The School's mission is to educate adults and children in customary codes of conduct with an emphasis on everyday social skills. History of etiquette, dining principles, table setting instructions, appropriate dress attire selections, and other useful etiquette techniques, along with the essentials of preparing a “Proper” Afternoon Tea are incorporated in the curriculum.
Polite Society School of Etiquette provides rules for living in our society that will make students feel comfortable and more confident in all social situations.
All courses include foods and beverages as teaching aids.
The Art of the Social Graces offers practical knowledge in basic social skills for all occasions. It takes the reader through a brief history of etiquette, offers introduction methods, provides techniques for entertaining, and invitation protocol. Formal, informal, and family-style table setting guidelines along with instruction on Continental and American-style dining are provided.Buy from Amazon
The Art and Proper Etiquette of Afternoon Tea explores the world of tea etiquette along with carefully selected recipes. It presents historic individuals who influenced the development of tea and takes the reader through the history of Victorian Afternoon Tea along with other styles of tea. Instruction on how to prepare a “Proper” tea at home, how to brew the perfect pot of tea, and how to prepare savories, scones, and petits fours is included.Buy from Amazon
EMMA The Etiquette Cat: Meet Emma is about an adorable Ragdoll feline. She is about two years old and is loving and mischievous with an abundance of curiosity. Emma fancies herself as a well-behaved kitty and her daily quest is to please her mum. Sometimes she gets into a bit of trouble, but her mum is very forgiving and gently corrects her. Children will instantly fall in love with Emma as they try to emulate her good manners.Buy from Amazon
Politeness is very very important. Politeness makes it easier to make a good first impression in social or professional settings. Someone who speaks to others in a courteous manner is more likely to make a good impression. Being polite is especially important when communicating with customers and colleagues. Confucius emphasized that virtues are not enough without politeness. He viewed them as inseparable and saw courtesies as coming from the heart and when practiced with all the heart, a moral elevation ensues. So when in doubt, be polite.
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To the French we owe the word etiquette, and it is amusing to discover its origin in the commonplace familiar warning - "Keep off the grass." It happened in the reign of Louis XIV, when the gardens of Versailles were being laid out, that the master gardener, an old Scotsman, was sorely tried because his newly seeded lawns were being continually trampled upon. To keep trespassers off, he put up warning signs or tickets - etiquettes - on which was indicated the path along which to pass.
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