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Children's Etiquette Workshops

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New England School of Protocol
Children's Conversation Skills Workshop:
For many children it is easy to strike up a conversation or join one already in progress but for others engaging in small talk or starting a conversation can be challenging. Developing a child’s conversational skills and etiquette is
important as it helps them build confidence, cultivate friendships, and understand social expectations. A child who is good at communicating verbally will often produce better written communication and interpret what they read more accurately, helping them in all areas of academics. Our 60-minute conversation skills workshop will cover some of the following topics:
Topics include:  
  • How to start a conversation
  • Icebreakers to start a conversation
  • How to keep a conversation going
  • How to end a conversation
  • Topics to avoid
  • Active listening and not interrupting
  • Being respectful and non-judgmental
  • Rude and disrespectful body language and behavior
  • Giving and receiving compliments
Children's Restaurant Ready Workshop:
In this class students will learn how to use good manners at the table when dining
out at a restaurant or a special event. Table manners are not just about how to hold
your silverware or how to place your napkin. Good table manners also show self-
awareness, respect, and courtesy to others. They are important tools for social
interactions that will benefit children personally and professionally for the rest of
their lives.
  • Invitations and how to RSVP
  • Waiting for a table
  • How to be seated
  • Speaking to servers
  • Menu & ordering food
  • Understanding the place setting and silverware
  • Trying new foods
  • Sharing food
  • Eating difficult foods
  • How to handle food allergies
  • Proper conversations at the table
  • Using please and thank you
  • Complimenting the chef and wait staff
  • Other restaurant manners: Staying seated, cell phones
Pre-Teen Netiquette
Elevate your child’s digital presence with our Pre-Teen Netiquette Program! In today's tech-savvy world, understanding social media etiquette, texting norms, and email protocol is essential. Digital users need to keep in mind that colleges and employers are seeking people with not only good technical and academic skills, but also with social graces, self-awareness, and a positive presence on the internet. Our program provides practical, hands-on guidance to ensure your child navigates the digital landscape with confidence and respect. Imagine them building positive online relationships while safeguarding their reputation.

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