Good Manners Do Not Cost Anything©A dear good friend of mine always said Good Manners Do Not Cost Anything and he was correct. However, he was a European and had been brought up with good manners of all kinds.Another friend of mine wrote a book one time titled Children Raising Children and I often thought that was one of the reasons why many of today’s children did not have good manners, simple social graces or proper etiquette. Couple that with the fact that most families either have both parents working or have split families with excess parents, i.e. step parents etc or the world has simply gotten to fast and to mediocre in the middle class lifestyle that manners and etiquette do not seem to count.Years ago I contemplated giving etiquette lessons to 6 year olds and up and somewhere along the way I was never able to find time for it.Enter an up and coming website called http://theacademyofetiquette.com/index.html and lo and behold it covers this whole question of manners and etiquette not only for children but for the children raising children, these parents or young working people who are out in the business world finding that, though, educated they are sorely lacking in simple social graces. The best part of discovering this site is that Heila and Cliff Gibb are friends of mine who about 6 years ago decided that the world did indeed need some social graces. This site is the Academy of Etiquette and will indeed fill a giant void in our country and in our lives. The Gibbs realize that though you have the education, the opportunity and the time is right, you are only missing one thing! Social Etiquette & Manners, Dining Etiquette (table setting and decor, cuisine & wines) Entertaining Etiquette, (be a good host or welcome guest) Grooming & Posture, Public Speaking, Expanding the vocabulary, (better choice of words) Corporate and Business Protocol.
My word, this is too good to be true! Finally a much needed service that not only parents should be in should be considering for their children, but a good place and reason to invest in yourself so others can believe in you. It appears that the executive course is for business professionals and management on the way up the business and corporate ladder. It is designed to allow you to be comfortable and confident in the executive environment. How often do we find ourselves in executive dining and fine cuisines at restaurants and banquets? Grooming, posture, dress codes, sartorial elegance are dramatically needed today. Just look around you and you will see how this site’s course will perhaps bring social graces back into existence. Just about everyone can use executive speaking and use of vocabulary corporate and business protocol. Courtesy and manners at home and away from home might even become the norm again. Perhaps we may all learn how easy it is to entertain with style and panache, to be a perfect host or an always welcomed guest. I say bookmark this site and let’s bring good manners back into our lives. They don’t cost anything as one fellow was always fond of saying.The world certainly will be a better place for it.