Individual Instruction

Business Networking

Module 1

Effective NetworkingThere are few things more important for those who must market products and services in pursuit of new business or develop social contacts than knowing how to network and work a room.

Networking is an art that has to be learned and cultivated.  Doing it effectively requires rethinking the way you interact with people.

This module is geared  to anyone who wishes to enhance his or her business and social skills when interacting with others.

Strategies of networking include:

  • Pre-networking Planning
  • Presenting Yourself with Authority
  • How and When to Make an Entrance
  • 8 Strategies for Working a Room
  • Breaking the Ice
  • The Buddy System
  • Developing Business, Marketing, and Personal ID Statements
  • Name Tag Savvy
  • Business Card Exchange Techniques
  • How to Make a Gracious Exit


First and Lasting Impressions

Module 2

Present yourself with authority

  • Handshaking Savvy – The Ultimate Greeting
  • 5 Styles of Handshaking and What They Project
  • Making Correct Business and Social Introductions
  • Putting Others at Ease When Responding to Introductions
  • Using Correct Forms of Address


Communication Skills

Module 3

If you are not out-classing the competition, you are falling behind.

  • Body Language and What It’s Saying about You
  • Talk to Anyone with Confidence
  • Rising to the Occasion
  • Master Your Mingling Proficiency
  • Sharpen Conversation and Listening Skills
  • The Art of Small Talk and Creating Rapport
  • Verbal Skills and Cultured Speech


Wardrobe and Accessories

Module 4 (Optional)

A 10-second glance is all it takes for others to size-up your sense of taste, culture, and class.  Our personal branding tells the world who we are and how to treat us.  Are you presenting yourself with the professional polish you need to move with confidence and ease through the levels of dress expected in the business and social world you wish to join?

  • Develop Your Professional and Personal Branding
  • 5 Levels of Business Dress
  • Choosing Your Wardrobe
  • Sharpen Conversation and Listening Skills
  • Color Strategies


Interviewing Strategies

Module 5 (Optional)

The truth is, few people will risk telling you why you weren’t selected for a job.  Like a prize fighter, you must develop your skills before you enter the ring.  You cannot do that unless you know what to expect.

  • Cover Letters and Resumes
  • Getting Past the Gate Keepers
  • Job Search and Game Plans
  • Entering the Room and Making Conversation
  • Before and During the Interview
  • Leaving the Interview
  • 20 Most-asked Interviewing Questions and How to Respond
  • Reasons #1, #2, and #3 Why People Don’t Get Hired


Private consulting by appointment: .

Contact The Etiquette School of Monarch Beach to reserve your time and date.