Jules Hirst, Etiquette Expert providing you tools to bring graciousness & civility to your home or office through Social, Dining, & Business Etiquette Classes, Seminars & Webinars. Contact us today 310-425-3160

It’s Not Lunch… It’s Business — Dining Etiquette Workshop

 

In the world of busi­ness it is com­mon to con­duct inter­views and/or meet­ings in a pro­fes­sional din­ing setting.

The way you present your­self can either make or break the deal. Empower your­self with the con­fi­dence to land the “per­fect deals over meals.” Join us for a 3 course meal as Jules Mar­tinez Hirst of Eti­quette Con­sult­ing Inc guides us through per­fect­ing Deals over Meals

Top­ics Include:
Host Duties
Guest Duties
Nap­kin Eti­quette
Seat­ing Charts

The Din­ing Expe­ri­ence: Tools of the Table
Amer­i­can vs. Con­ti­nen­tal Styles of Din­ing
Tip­ping Eti­quette
When to Talk Busi­ness
And more.….

Loca­tion:
Eti­quette Con­sult­ing Inc’s Home Office In Mar Vista

Your Invest­ment:
$125.00.00, to reserve your seat click here

About Etiquette Consulting Inc

Holiday Manners: Mastering your Table Etiquette

The Hol­i­days are filled with fam­ily din­ners, com­pany par­ties & meet­ing future in-laws.  Do you find your­self still ask­ing” which is my bread plate”?

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Perfecting Deals over Meals Workshop

Dining Etiquette Expert_Jules Martinez Hirst

In the world of busi­ness it is com­mon to con­duct inter­views and/or meet­ings in a pro­fes­sional din­ing setting.

The way you present your­self can either make or break the deal. Empower your­self with the con­fi­dence to land the “per­fect deals over meals.” Join us for a 3 course meal as Jules Mar­tinez Hirst of Eti­quette Con­sult­ing Inc guides us through per­fect­ing Deals over Meals

Top­ics Include:
Host Duties
Guest Duties
Nap­kin Eti­quette
Seat­ing Charts

The Din­ing Expe­ri­ence: Tools of the Table
Amer­i­can vs. Con­ti­nen­tal Styles of Din­ing
Tip­ping Eti­quette
When to Talk Busi­ness
And more.….

Loca­tion:
Stevens Steak and Sea Food House
5332 E. Stevens Place
City of Com­merce, CA 90040

Your Invest­ment:
$35.00, to reserve your seat click here

Spon­sored by:
El Aviso

About the Pre­sen­ter:
Jules Mar­tinez Hirst is a sought after eti­quette expert and co-author of the Power of Civil­ity and is ded­i­cated to empow­er­ing indi­vid­u­als with con­fi­dence and essen­tial social grace.

She has worked with cor­po­ra­tions such as Northrop Grum­man, Ernst & Young, County of Los Ange­les Libraries and uni­ver­si­ties includ­ing UCLA Ander­son, USC, UC Davis, Mount Saint Mary’s.

Jules has been inter­viewed by a vari­ety of media out­lets includ­ing NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, Good Morn­ing Amer­ica, Bravo TV, KNX 1070.

So let us celebrate the true Light of the World: Happy Hanukkah

 

So let us cel­e­brate the true Light of the World
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To all who celebrate

Hanukkah

Dear friends,

As the sacred time comes around once again, we keep in mind the holy words writ­ten cen­turies ago:

My refuge, my rock of sal­va­tion! ‘Tis pleas­ant to sing to your praises.
Let our house of prayer be restored. And there we will offer You our thanks.
When You will have utterly silenced The loud-mouthed foe.
Then we will cel­e­brate with song and psalm the altar’s ded­i­ca­tion.
— Ma’oz Tzur
Happy Hanukkah,

Jules Hirst

Eti­quette Con­sult­ing Inc

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Free Networking Etiquette Workshop

 Join me for a FREE Net­work­ing Eti­quette Workshop

Join me on April 30th for a Net­work­ing Eti­quette Workshop

Below are a few of the top­ics we will be covering:

  • Break­ing into conversations
  • Escap­ing the “Chatty Kathy” with ease and grace
  • What does your hand­shake say about you?
  • The Busi­ness Card
  • Deadly Net­work­ing mis­takes to avoids
  • The Fol­low up

Details:

Date: April 30th, 2014

Time: 6:00 — 7:00 PM

Loca­tion: 13250 E. Philadel­phia St., Whit­tier, CA 90601

R.S.V.P. at: 562–945-3904

Your Invest­ment: Free

Modern Manners for the Holiday’s — Children

The holiday’s are filled with many fes­tiv­i­ties and get-togethers, which make it the per­fect time to work on man­ners.  With man­ners being a lost art in today’s soci­ety, these chil­dren do not know that good man­ners are a skill that can pro­vide an advan­tage in the busi­ness world as well as in their daily life.

We will cover the following:

Social

  • First Impressions/Body language
  • Intro­duc­tions and handshakes
  • Please, thank you and excuse me
  • Being a gra­cious host
  • Being a gra­cious guest
  • Thank you notes
  • Giv­ing & receiv­ing gifts
  • Cell phone & Social Media do’s and don’ts

Din­ing

  • Basic table set­ting vs. Semi formal 
  • Per­fect­ing Amer­i­can style of dining
  • Pos­ture at the table
  • Proper table talk
  • Menus and order­ing meals
  • Nap­kins
  • Dif­fi­cult to eat foods
  • Din­ing do’s and don’ts
 
Ses­sion con­cludes with a din­ner party where the stu­dents can prac­tice every­thing they have learned while enjoy­ing a multi course lunch. Classes are inter­ac­tive and are taught using role-playing exercises.
 
Stu­dents will receive a hand­book con­tain­ing the lessons for the course that they may keep and use to help rein­force the proper social behav­ior, self-respect and self-confidence that they will take away from the class – while hav­ing fun & mak­ing new friends.
 
Min­i­mum of 3 stu­dents needed for the event to go forward. 
 

Dates:  Wednes­day  Decem­ber 18, 2013              

Time: 1:00 – 3:30pm

Ages: 5 — 9

Loca­tion: Pri­vate Res­i­dence in Mar Vista  

Your Invest­ment: $140.00 per student

Lim­ited to 10 students

  

About the Pre­sen­ter, Jules Hirst:

 

Jules Hirst, Etiquette Expert

Eti­quette Expert Jules Hirst pres­i­dent of Eti­quette Con­sult­ing, Inc. She offers work­shops on a vari­ety of busi­ness, social and din­ing eti­quette top­ics and is a con­tribut­ing author of The Power of Civil­ity. Jules has been inter­viewed by and quoted in a vari­ety of media includ­ing NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, San Diego Tri­bune, Yahoo Shine, The Smart Show, KNX AM 1070 and Bravo T.V.. Visit her webiste @ www.juleshirst.com. Tweet her @Etiquette411 

 

Holiday Mingle: Networking like a pro

Holiday Business Manners_Jules HirstHol­i­day Min­gle: Net­work­ing like a pro

The hol­i­day sea­son is made up of numer­ous social and busi­ness events; it is a per­fect time to work on your BLT Fac­tor (believ­abil­ity, like­abil­ity and trust­wor­thi­ness). Devel­op­ing your BLT Fac­tor will help you add to your con­tacts and expand your network.

Join me on Octo­ber 28th for Hol­i­day Min­gle: Net­work­ing like a Pro

We will cover the following:

  • Break­ing into conversations
  • Escap­ing the “Chatty Kathy” with ease and grace
  • Per­fect­ing your Ele­va­tor Pitch
  • What does your hand­shake say about you?
  • Main­tain­ing an Excep­tional Pro­fes­sional Image at Hol­i­day Parties
  • The Busi­ness Card
  • Seven Deadly Net­work­ing mis­takes to avoids

Details:

Date:  Octo­ber 28, 2013

Time: 6:30 — 8:30 PM

Loca­tion: 9415 Cul­ver Blvd, Cul­ver City 90232

Your Invest­ment: $33.00

Don’t let your career be held pris­oner by net­work­ing anx­i­ety join us on Octo­ber 28th at 6:30 pm

6 Etiquette Tips to Keep in Mind this Labor Day Weekend

Potluck Etiquette_Jules Hirst Etiquette Expert

If you are ask­ing your guests to bring a dish, you must be clear.

 Labor Day week­end, the unof­fi­cial end of sum­mer, is one last time for a get-together with fam­ily and friends to cel­e­brate what I hope was a won­der­ful sum­mer.  If your week­end plans con­sist of a potluck or if you are host­ing, here are six eti­quette tips to keep in mind.

Host:

1. If you are ask­ing your guests to bring a dish, you must be clear as to what you are pro­vid­ing and what your guests should bring.  I know some peo­ple have a hard time with this one.  But, to be the host­ess with the most­ess, it is your respon­si­bil­ity to make sure you have a vari­ety of dishes and not an over­flow of plates and napkins.

2. Com­pli­ment the food whether it is true or not.  Always try to com­pli­ment the guests on the dishes they pro­vided espe­cially those who are not com­fort­able with cook­ing.  If they made an effort, let them know you appre­ci­ate it.  Not only are you show­ing your appre­ci­a­tion but you are also giv­ing the inex­pe­ri­enced cook a vote of con­fi­dence, which I am sure they will appreciate.

3.  Greet all of your guests.  Whether you are hav­ing a small gath­er­ing or a large party, it is your respon­si­bil­ity as host to greet all of your guests as they arrive and to make sure every­one knows each other.  This is a per­fect time to put into prac­tice your intro­duc­tion skills.

Guests:

1. Bring a dish; a bot­tle of wine is not a dish!  If the host does not ask for a spe­cific dish then offer suggestions.

2.  If you are plan­ning to bring a dish that needs to be heated or refrig­er­ated, don’t assume that you may do so.  Con­tact the host ahead of time to make sure there will be room.

3. Bring a host­ess gift.  Although you are never required to pro­vide a gift, the host has opened their home, cleaned before the party, will clean after the party and although every­one is bring­ing a dish, the host still spends quite a bit of money to put this party together.  I often hear, “I am bring­ing a dish, isn’t that my gift?”   No, it is not.

Regard­less of what your plans are this week­end, I wish all of you a happy and safe Labor Day week­end.  One last thing, if you do spend time with your fam­ily and friends, they deserve your full atten­tion.  Turn off your cell phone.