If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

Colin Powell

Age

Age– 13-17 year

There is a maximum of 9 children per group.

 During this three-hour workshop, young adults learn the essential life skills, namely social and emotional intelligence, needed to succeed in school, college and beyond.  These skills have often been called the key factors to academic, professional, and personal success. During this program, students will participate in interactive, engaging lessons and activities, including formulating their own BRAND. They will learn how to make a good first impression; initiate, maintain, and close conversations; formal dining skills; the value of gratitude in everyday life; Internet and social media savvy; mobile device do’s and don’ts; and self-awareness. 

Topics include

The brand called YOU

  • Making a good first impression
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Body language, posture, eye contact, facial expressions
  • Introductions
  • The art of small talk and conversation
  • Active listening skills
  • Self-awareness and empathy
  • Timeliness and organization
  • Perseverance

The internet /smartphones

  • Exercising safe and private social media use
  • What to post vs. what not to post on the Internet
  • Writing a proper email
  • The pitfalls of excessive time spent online
  • The do’s and don’ts of texting
  • When to put down the smartphone

The meal/ the party

  • Invitations and responding
  • Personal Grooming
  • Table settings
  • Utensil management- American versus European style of eating
  • Dining out at restaurants or others’ homes
  • Interaction at dinners and parties
  • Making a toast
  • Mealtime do’s and don’ts
  • Departure from a party or dinner event

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