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Music Meets Manners

Music Meets Manners 

This video requires a cup of tea or coffee.Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.The interview is content rich. Gretchen talks about her FAST START, how she quickly created promotional materials to announce a class and more. The interview/video is below this articlE in the “Links and Resource Guide”

We share our mutual love for The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and her grandmother’s teacups…which are absolutely gorgeous!

Gretchen is a professional.  Her experience includes being a preschool teacher as well as a musician.  She became licensed earlier this year to teach Manners To Go and has made such progress to date.

We can help you achieve big results so that you can make a difference with youth AND build a business that you absolutely love.

Would Like to Start a Business Teaching Manners to Children?

Step 1

Most likely, you will want to get to know us.  Feel free to call or email us.  Click on the links below.  We are happy to discuss the details with you.

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Click Here to Schedule a Call with Lisa Richey

Step 2

Decide what is the best training option for you.

We offer two trainings for to become certified to teach manners to children:

Option #1:  “Live” Video Training:  If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.  You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice.  

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

Option #2:  2-Day In-Person PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  You also have to opportunity to observe me teaching a class.  Head over to our website or click the image below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates. Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date. 

I created this guide with in my mind.  It is a checklist of ways to help you get a FAST START.  Like I said earlier, I procrastinated.  I do not want you to do the same.

 “Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business”

I trust you will find this guide very helpful as you begin down the path to becoming an etiquette expert.

Etiquette Certification by Manners To Go

Manners To Go Links and Resource Guide

TODAY’S VIDEO | INTERVIEW WITH GRETCHEN | MUSIC MEETS MANNERS

Certification: Your Elevator Pitch as an Etiquette Expert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Now Is the Best Time to Start Teaching Manners to Children

Why Now Is the Best Time to Start Teaching Manners to Children

Why Now Is the Best Time to Start Teaching Manners to Children

how to start etiquette business

Winter Savings ends March 15: If you are interested in teaching manners to children, now is the time to start.  Our Winter Savings ends soon.   Call or email us today to let us know you are interested. Start your training when it is convenient for you.

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Schools are Implementing Social Emotional Learning Programs:  Schools need experts to teach social skills.  School assemblies, in classroom instruction and after school programs are ways to teach within the districts. Did you see our article on “Why Schools Need You to Teach Manners“?  Check the “Links and Resources” at the end of this post.

Summer Camps and Country Clubs:  These types of businesses are looking for experts to supplement sports programs.  We provide all the tools to contact the decision makers with professional templates such as proposals, legal forms and contracts. Did you see our article “Why Youth/Camps Need You to Teach Manners”

Two Training Options from Manners To Go to Become Licensed and Certified

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Etiquette Certification

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About Manners To Go

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

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Testimonials for Manners To Go

Lisa is a great mentor and her Manners to Go program is truly turn key. She taught me everything that I needed to learn to ensure that I will be successful in my endeavor . The program has been very helpful every step of the way. I feel truly blessed that I am part of her team. ~ Rita Linda Dayrit
Philippines Etiquette Consultant, 2018, Manners and Mindfulness

Lisa is a consummate professional and has been an invaluable resource to me as I begin my new business. Not only is she warm and welcoming in person, she is also an expert in her field who makes the subject matter relatable and accessible to her clients.  Her training has provided me with a vast knowledge of etiquette and best practices for teaching it.   

As an international business operator, I have been impressed with Lisa’s curiosity and questions, which enabled her to advise me and apply her product in a new region for a new audience. Her knowledge of marketing enabled me to hit the ground running and hold my first classes within weeks of becoming certified.  Not only have I opened my own business but I have also gained a teammate who is committed to my success. ~ Jenni F.,  Macau, China

Lisa Richey’s Manners To Go certification program provides a highly efficient and effective training program for anyone considering starting a manners and etiquette business. I selected her program because of the virtual delivery method of training. The lesson plans and student handouts were easy to download and review before engaging in her one-on-one conference calls. During each call, Mrs. Richey was very focused in conveying her business strategies she has proven to be successful over the years. Mrs. Richey’s Manners To Go certification program is really a “best value” program considering her efficient use of the virtual delivery method of training, the quality of teaching materials provided and the effective, interactive business calls with her I found necessary to guide my steps to make the business of teaching manners successful. ~ Aleta Greenspan, Alabama

As a former teacher, I deliberated for months over which etiquette curriculum would best fit and equip me with quality materials, instruction and support to reenter the field of education.  Manners To Go delivers!  I regret not getting started sooner.  The investment is modest for the quantity and caliber of materials you receive, not to mention the personal coaching from Lisa.  The curriculum is age appropriately structured and organized in an easy to study format that positions you to execute your lesson confidently prepared.  If you have a passion for equipping young people in etiquette, Manners To Go, is the way to go! ~ Alissa R. | Etiquette Consultant, 2016

I was looking for charm school type material for my after school program for girls, and came upon the Manners To Go website. It was like finding a treasure trove of “what-to-do(s)” and “how-to-do(s)” on manners for children. It was more that I could have imagined finding. It is, without a doubt, one of the best decisions I have ever made.

In receiving my MTG training, Lisa provided every tool and resource needed to become a successful MTG Consultant. What excited me the most is that the training includes access to her many years of experience as a successful businesswoman.

I recommend the MTG program to parents, grandparents, teachers, after school programs, or anyone who may be concerned about what our children need know about manners and etiquette. Lisa’s Manners To Go is a great product, and it is a joy working with her! ~ Lindafaye N. Etiquette Consultant, 2015

Lisa, I am so happy I found you. I’ve wanted to teach kids etiquette for years, but never had the time to research all the material and then figure out how to teach it. With your Manners To Go program, I now have the perfect program to start my business. You delivered exactly what you promised: excellent support and a turnkey system. Thank you for making it easy and fun! It was truly an honor to be trained by someone of your caliber and experience, who was willing to share “everything you know, do, and use” with me. I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to teach children’s etiquette! ~ Sandra E. Etiquette Consultant 2014

Lisa went above and beyond what she promised to deliver.  Her enthusiasm she shares for my business is very reassuring.  I have found a life long mentor. ~ Michele W. Etiquette Consultant 2016

Links and Resources

Did you read our article on Why School Need You to Teach Manners? Click here

Did you read our article on Why Youth/Summer Camps Need You to Teach Manners? Click here

 

Teach Middle School Students About Social Media Etiquette

Teach Middle School Students About Social Media Etiquette

Teach Middle School Students About Social Media Etiquette

Helping You Make a Meaningful Mark on Today’s Youth

Social Emotional Learning | Character Education | Social Skills 

You have an important job as a middle school teacher.  A great deal falls on your shoulders.

Test scores, parent conferences, not to mention your own family.

That is why today, we would like to share tips on how you can teach your middle school students to use good manners when communicating online.

We will make it easy for you to teach manners in your classroom.

Keep reading….

Students need to be guided on how to manage their digital footprint. Social media is here to stay.  Middle school students will make mistakes online.  That we know for sure.

Every bit of guidance is helpful.  We promise, teaching manners to your students in the classroom is making a difference.

1.Help students differentiate what is personal/private. Teens definitely need guidance in what to post.  Giving too much information is not cool. What their parents discussed in private last night most likely is not a good idea to share.  Maybe their best friend is in trouble. This is not to be shared online. 

Ask them to pause a moment before posting. 

2. Empathy: Using social media to teach empathy is possible. Before posting, ask them to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. How would they feel if someone posted a message they are about to send? 

3. Paradigm shift:  How can your students shift their minds…their way of thinking about posting on their social media channels?  

4. Challenge them for one week to post from a positive perspective.  What are they doing in their community to make a difference? What are their friends doing to help others?  Maybe they post about a teacher giving extra assistance. Why not express gratitude online?

You are a middle school teacher so you know how important it is for teens to feel socially confident.

The impressions they create in middle school often follow them to high school and impact their ability to excel both academically and socially.

Are you interested in learning how you can easily teach manners in your classroom?  Do you need lesson plans that you can implement today?

We want to help you. It takes time to research.  Our lesson plans are accurate, comprehensive, provide scripted dialogue and of course, include all the handouts needed.  21st Century Skills are on each lesson plan.

The work is done for you.

Middle School Manners Curriculum now available in Spanish

Would you like to teach manners in your classroom?

Here are the steps you need to take to purchase this manners curriculum and lesson plans for your classroom?

Step 1

You have two options for payment: Yes, we accept Purchase Orders; You may pay online.

Step 2

Once payment is made, the curriculum is automatically downloaded.

Step 3

HERE IS THE LINK TO ORDER: Click here now to purchase

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Testimonials

Lesson plans for social media etiquette

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Thank you for visiting Manners To Go

Most likely we already share something in common. We believe that teaching children manners, character and social emotional skills are very important.

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

Whether you are an educator who wants to teach it in the classroom or someone who is looking to become trained and certified, we provide all the solutions.

My name is Lisa Richey, and I am the founder of Manners To Go™ . This brand has given me the honor of teaching manners to thousands of people around the world. The journey has taken me from Portland, Oregon to the Middle East. I believe that manners are not about judgment or rules. Manners are about self-interest. It really is about how using good manners makes you feel on the inside.

Click Here to Schedule a Call with Lisa Richey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Tribute to Kate Spade

A Tribute to Kate Spade

A Tribute to Kate Spade

Kate Spade Tribute Manners Book

Tribute to Kate Spade: Kate Spade is an icon and a creative genius.  Kate passed today and it saddens me to no end. She served as such an inspiration for me and my brand, Manners To Go. Kate is the reason Manners To Go was created.  I remember sitting at my desk when I worked for Levi Strauss & Co and daydreamed about starting my own company.  I can remember the day when I first saw her handbags in Dallas at Neiman Marcus.  I stared at every single one of them. Kate Spade’s handbags were the epitome of grace, character and elegance.

Kate Spade will be revered because she was such a trailblazer.  She recognized a void in the industry and created a product for it.  Kate started as an accessories editor for Mademoiselle magazine. She was always on the hunt for the perfect handbag.  When Kate could not find one, she created her own.  To me, that is the definition of an entrepreneur.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade wrote three books in the early years of her company. One on Manners, another on Style, and, of course, Occasions.  When certifying and training new licensees, Kate’s book are on the list of recommended reading.  The books are accurate, witty and beautifully illustrated.

Kate Spade Tribute Manners

My heart and prayers are with her husband Andy and daughter Beatrice.

“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.”

                                                                              Kate Spade 1962-2018

Back to School Manners

Back to School Manners


Is your child ready to go back to school?  Some are ready and others, not so much. Either way, now is a great time to teach a few basic social skills.  Here are a few tips to teach manners that your child can practice before the first, and many days after the start of school.  Make it fun and remember your children are watching you!

 Manners for Back to School

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Eye contact: Teach your child how to make eye contact.  Literally get on their level and make eye contact with them. Explain that this shows the other person they are listening and interested in what is being said.  Eye contact makes us feel confident on the inside and out.

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Handshakes: Show your child how to offer a proper and professional handshake. Always stand for a handshake.  Shake two times and make web to web contact.  They can now shake hands with their new teacher.  Demonstrate this as you are out and about in your daily activities.  Discuss with then why we do this in our culture.

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Conversation skills:  A most requested topic by both parents and corporate training departments, this is a most have skill.  As devices rule and demand our attention, conversation skills still need to taught and practiced.  Ask open-ended questions to your children.  Have conversations while you are in the car or at the family meal.  Be fully present with them.  Put away your cell phone, stand away from your laptop. This is a beautiful gift.

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Posture:  Body language is a very important part of a first impression.  Our body language also sends many messages.  Teach your child to sit and stand with their shoulders back and down. Show them what it looks like to lean or slouch when they are sitting.  What kind of message are they sending to their teacher? When we slouch or lean on our elbows a message is sent that we are bored, lazy or off in another land.

Etiquette Certification

If you are interested in becoming certified to teach manners to children, click here. There are now two training options to choose from.

Lisa Richey teaching etiquette at a school event

A Private Instruction for Your ChildrenPrivate Manners
Are you a busy parent that wants and needs a manners class for your children?

A private instruction is customized especially for your children. You choose the date, location (most often your home) and the number of children that attend.

We have licensees that are certified to teach the Manners To Go program. Contact us for details.

About Lisa Richey

Most likely we already share something in common. We believe that teaching children manners, character and social emotional skills are very important.

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

Whether you are an educator who wants to teach it in the classroom or someone who is looking to become trained and certified, we provide all the solutions.

My name is Lisa Richey, and I am the founder of Manners To Go™ . This brand has given me the honor of teaching manners to thousands of people around the world. The journey has taken me from Portland, Oregon to the Middle East. I believe that manners are not about judgment or rules. Manners are about self-interest. It really is about how using good manners makes you feel on the inside.

 

 

 

Generation Z:  What You Need to Know

Generation Z: What You Need to Know

 


Generation Z are those born after 1995. This is the generation that is unaware of what the world is like without a device in their hand and the internet. Many learn how to “click ” or “slide” before they learn how to read!

What Do You Need to Know About Generation Z : Workers of Tomorrow

Are they reading books? No. Are they connected to video games and looking at two screens at a time? Yes. Are they patient? Absolutely not. Do they want to enter an office that is based on hierarchy? No.

It is time to be a forward thinker and consider this young generation that is beginning to enter the workforce. They are smart. They are influential. They have an entrepreneurial mindset.

  1. Generation Z is so involved in the internet and social media that the academic world refers to them as “the mutants”.
  2. Their friends on social media are as important to them as their friends in real life.
  3. They live in “FOMO” – fear of missing out.
  4. Their attention spans are very short. They skim instead of read.

How will Generation Z effect the workforce?

As you plan for this new generation, my advice is to consider their desire for the workforce to speak to and have an entrepreneurial vibe. Cater to the fact that they want their hobbies to turn into a “job” or gig.

Consider the good news: they are smart and have a sense of social responsibility.

Other Names for Generation Z

Internet Generation

Silent Generation

Generation Now

Google Generation

Etiquette Certification and Train

If you are interested in teaching manners to children, click here to send an email requesting more information. Or you may call Manners To Go at 610-212-1862.

The journey of creating Manners To Go has become more than building a brand to me. The journey has become offering an opportunity for like-minded women and men to take control of their destiny and launch a business for the good of our society.

I can personally show you how to start and grow an etiquette business that allows you to do what you love and earn a profit while doing it.

To join the “Manners Movement” on Facebook, click here.

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If you would like to read more about the Manners To Go etiquette certification program, click here.

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