Saturday, November 7, 2015

Station Four – The Line to the Table – Business Dining Etiquette 101 University Etiquette

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The line to the bar may be omitted in favor of one leading directly to the line to the table. (This way please.)
The line to the table is used to pair people with their dinner partners. Just before dinner this line is to be formed, you can begin or join a line to the bathroom. This can allow you to enforce the rule: "Go wash your hands and get ready to come to the table."
1. When you are hungry and know the necessity of passing the clean nail test, you may wash your nails with soap and cold water. Wet your hands. Turn the water off. Wash your hands by agitating one against the other. Rinse them. Clean under each fingernail from the tip to the under skin. You can use a fingernail of one hand to clean behind the fingernails on the other. You may use a file in a finger-nail clipper, or one tip of a pair of tweezers. At home, this could be done using a nailbrush. Check the reflection of your nails in the mirror. Make corrections to your nails and put some lotion on your hands where you can. Your nails will look that much better at the table.
2. Before you go, check your face: nose, teeth, and mouth. Allow yourself time to get settled. Then assemble in the room used to form the line to the table. You can wait to do this until after you have read and returned that reusable menu.
Find your dinner partner, and say to this person, "Would you like to go in to dinner?" or "May I take you in to dinner?”

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Business Etiquette Dinner Guide Business Dining Etiquette 101 University Etiquette

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This guide provides an excellent opportunity to learn (or brush up on) college dining etiquette II: rules of etiquette for business dining. Contained within is information on Stations and Lines in Business Dining
Rules for Name Badge Placement
Notes on Handshaking
Something to Drink
Getting Business Cards
USA Menu Number of Courses
Setting a Table Advanced-Formal Place Setting
Eating Continental Style
How to Eat Chicken with a Knife and Fork
Eating Salad with the Third Fork
Saying Thank You Part I Acknowledgement and Part II A Note by Hand, and there are other things to ponder.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

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Four           8  $ 250.00      
Two            4  $ 150.00       
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Two             $    32            
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Four         8  $ 250.00      
Two          4  $ 150.00       
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One          2  $ 100.00      

Group Class Life Skills Etiquette Lesson Packages
# of  40 Minute Lessons $ Per Person/ Investment
Per card
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Eight           $   84                      

Four            $   44       
Two             $   32            
Two             $   16  Student rate
One              $   19             
Unlimited   $  129 for 4 Weeks

Community Resident Individual Non Student Etiquette Lesson Packages
# Classes  # of 40 Minute Lessons $ Per Person/ Investment
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Four       8   $  400.00   
Two        4   $  250.00         
One        2   $  400.00 Community Resident Newcomers Class
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Business Cards Two That You Should Have University Etiquette Outclass the Competition

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If you can get a five digit zip code from a business card. It is one of the four errors on it.


The average business card has four errors on it. Each has a direct economic etiquette impact. If a business card, has a zip +4, now there is one less error than before. Either way, trust me about the other three.


Business cards, two that you should have.  Understand the impact. 


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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Men's Valentine's Day Etiquette 2016 Sunday Begins on Friday

Over the Counter Etiquette
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Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin

Valentines Day is Sunday. Flowers are to be sent to work on Friday. Who is she going to show her bouquet to? And ..gush about you to? (No it does not have to be a dozen. It can be a single red rose, you may follow up with ones you have waiting for her at home. Monday, she will tell them so.)

There can be dark chocolates, enough for her to share with folks at the office.) and a few to share with you.

There may be a card that on the front side says, “From Your Valentine:” or “For my Valentine.” On the inside it can say, “ I….. You. Honor, Appreciate, Thank, Crave, and Love. - Insert word at will. I do." Etiquette: Happy Valentines Day can be written on the back of the card, the card is to go inside an envelope: "your name" can go on the flap.

Saturday: Balloons could be tied at the door with a note that says, “Love lives within.” This night

You could run a bubble bath: if she never takes it.

download a movie, something she would like.

There is to be dinner in a restaurant. It is she who will want to show off her peacock (you). Etiquette: her seat is to be so she can see the front door and the center of the room, and vice versa. Get a paper copy of the menu that you both can sign, date, and title, Dinner with my Valentine. 

Sunday -There is to be Breakfast in bed on a tray.  The menu: Juice and something sparkling, it can be in the juice, Crescents, Cream Cheese and fruit with berries and Crème, – on a tray. Oh yes and coffee, French Vanilla. – and chocolate chips. A menu card may list the courses for her. A rose is to go in a bud vase or to be lain across the tray:  Etiquette: A tray for someone is to have a place mat on it - It can be made of paper, ( like at Jacks.)

There is to be time to sleep in. – to cuddle outside of the bed, - and to take that walk ‘cause you promised.

There is to be food from a restaurant ordered in (the restaurant will need the seats, or a rest from yesterday.) It can be a picnic on the floor in front of the TV: I would say fireplace,- and maybe, but this too is a movie down load night.

Food: Your caterer can be a local restaurant or grocery store. It can be a Coupon Dinner for Two… Served on a plate. Cut in half. There is to be something to drink with that. Blanc de Blanc, or it can be "Virgin."

There is to be dessert: A Milk shake with White Chocolate & Raspberries, in a glass & Coffee, in a cup: & Cherry almond Biscotti. You get my drift.

Candles: Candle are to be Red and White. Wicks are to be pre-lit, put out, and then ready to be lit again, or  the batteries are to be new, where safety is an issue. 

Rose pedals will be needed for her place setting along with something small and stuffed. For now, establish a cover: a place setting for one. Then make another. – Next to each place setting you may place a piece of chocolate, and a  menu card you made for a memento. (Sign this one too at the end of the night.) 

There is to be rose pedals placed inside the pillow, so that when laundry is done, the day is remembered.

There is to be a mint- what’s next goes best without bad breath…

There is to be sleep…write a note, it could say, “You should be sleepy, I have loved and wore you out all day.

This year Valentines Day is Sunday.  Take the cell. – Call someone, or write a note by hand; it is the day you get to say,

For My Valentine
You should know
I would defy law
stay away from war
and risk death by an Emperor
for the privilege of marrying you (again.)

Happy Valentines Day
Did I tell you
I would give up war
for the opportunity
of marrying you -
I do.

It is how the day got started, if the rumors are true.

Set the stage, a little each day. Remember your rule and role. You are still a prince. Practice.  Practice. V day begins on Friday.