Etiquette Training It almost sounds old fashioned and dated!
People often ask me what happens on our style and confidence courses so lets take a brief look at the process: By Bernadette Gledhill
Etiquette & confidence building It is over 40 years ago since my mother enrolled me on my first charm school course and yes, life and social values have no doubt changed dramatically. However, all good things can be adapted and values and respect will never change. The courses that we hold are simply old fashioned values brought up to date for the 21st century
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Confidence and etiquette go very much side by side but beginning with the basics is the most important. On our first introduction we begin with body language which includes how to walk, sit and enter a room with confidence. I always remember the very first time I had to walk across a room alone with everyone watching daunting!!! I do look back many times and smile to myself!
back without looking over enhanced and the main confidence boost of all is eye contact. As soon as we add these three things together you immediately feel and look stronger. Posture can be acquired in the comfort of your own home by just standing with your back and shoulders against a wall, feel your posture and move away, it sounds much easier than it is but 5 minutes every day will help you become aware of where you need to be to feel comfortable with your walk.
The first thing I always do on our introductory session is to let everyone walk together in a group, a much kinder start to the process. We always encounter the exact same list of improvements to be made on every single course, the main one is looking down at the floor.
Boosting your own confidence is certainly not something that can be done overnight and can take time. A confident walk and natural movement create an air of poise and self confidence. It can be hard to define the meaning of poise but this sense of personal style creates a positive feeling for those around you that you meet or associate with in both business and social life.
The first tip is to hold your head high, shoulders
I always think that acquiring eye contact for
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