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Podcast: Manners and Etiquette Tips

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Podcast: Manners and Etiquette Tips

Don’t miss this episode!  I was a guest on the Ladies Roadmap Podcast.  Manners and etiquette tips are shared on so many topics. And of course we mention why red lipstick will change your day!

JoJami, a co-founder of the podcast, and I have been great friends for years.  She is a California native and from a show biz family.  She has a zest for life that is alluring and I can never get enough.  My visits with Lana by phone have been deep and thought provoking. She has the most beautiful southern accent.  Lana is an interior designer with an A-List clientele.

Here is a link to the podcast:

Manners and Etiquette Podcast

Ladies Roadmap Podcast JoJami Tyler and Lana Helda

Listen and you will learn:

Manners and Etiquette Tips

how to start etiquette business

Do you know where your bread plate is located?

become etiquette consultant

Do you know the difference between American and European Style dining?  How do you hold a fork if you are eating European style? Should you eat American style while dining in London?

You receive an invitation to a dinner party and you want your children to attend.  Should you take them?

Manners Certification: How to Become Certified and TrainedAre you stuck behind your desk or computer?  Why you should step away and start connecting in person?

Here is a link to the podcast.

Teach Manners to Children

About Manners To Go

We have women from all backgrounds and work history. Of course, we would love to have men on our team and I bet that is around the corner.  Many have called to express interest in teaching manners to children.

Women who are mothers, teachers, doctors and professors are all starting their businesses teaching social skills to children.  I can promise you this….teaching is so rewarding and not to mention the pride of owning something that is yours.  Manners To Go is a licensing program.  You name your business and use our curriculum. You may use our branding if you want to and we will provide our guidance and expertise to get  you started.  Our program is neatly wrapped into one big experience. We have been told that Manners To Go is so much more than expected and we LOVE hearing how wonderful it is!

Contact Manners To Go

Go ahead and connect with us. We love it when you call.  You can email or follow us on social media.

First, back to the phone call. This is our favorite way to connect. Call us at 610-212-1862.  We will answer and most likely spend a lovely moment with you answering your most pressing questions.

You can schedule a time to speak with us by using this link.

Get Certified to Teach Manners To Children

You may email us too.  Here is the link to a contact form.  It is easy…. we promise.

 

 

“Tech Addiction” – Help for Parents


Within five minutes of watching this interview (video of interview is included below), a mother called us to express concern that her son, a teenager, needed help conversing with adults.  This is a phone call we receive all too often. Are you ready to join this national movement, a “Truth Campaign” to raise and start a public conversation about how “tech addiction” is effecting our society, our culture? Silicon Valley Insiders are teaming up to fight “tech addiction”.

Another aha moment that we as a society have a “tech addiction”,  is when a parent comments that their child (or adult child) never calls and only will send a text when communicating.  What is wrong with connecting in person or making a voice call?  Are we really that busy?

Truth About Tech Addiction

Fifty percent of teenagers and adults admit they are addicted to their devices. Many of us check our devices every hour.  Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat along with other social media platforms are designed to keep us hooked. Keep in mind – Facebook is a 40 billion dollar a year advertising company!  Facebook wants us to stay on their platform as long as possible.

Your Children Are Watching You

Let’s get to the point.  Parents, your children are watching you.  How much time are you spending with your phone?  Is it placed on your kitchen or dining room table during breakfast, lunch and dinner?  Is it close by, in your lap (not a good idea)?  How often are you giving your child the gift of being fully present?  Are they observing you being fully present with other adults or spouses?

Tips and Resources to Assist You

This is a short list!  Parents, change they way you are parenting with your devices.  Clearly outline your expectations at home.  When are your children allowed to have their devices?  Are they allowed to use their phone or have them on the table during family meals? Is the TV on while your are having a family discussion?  Do you have them turn off their phones one or two hours before bed?  Discuss as a family how you are going to prevent a “tech addition”.

Join Manners To Go In This National Movement

We at Manners To Go and our licensees around the world are committed to joining this movement.  Our licensees are trained and certified to teach children, teens and parents on how to communicate with others. Communication and interpersonal skills are vital to our communities and relationships.  Adults need to build and have relationships to be successful well rounded adults.  Your children need to observe this.

Additional Resources: Silicon Valley Insiders are Teaming Up to Fight Digital Addiction

James Steyer, the founder of Common Sense Media; and Tristan Harris, a former design ethicist at Google and co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology are leading the campaign.

Watch the interview by clicking on the video below: 

About Manners To Go

Lisa Richey teaching manners to children

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.

Have You Read the Article About Our Day Teaching Manners at Choate?

Yes, they asked for it!  The high school students asked for a business etiquette session. Not the teachers or the staff.  The students.  Read the article by clicking this link.

 

Charge a Fee for Thanksgiving?

Charge Fee for Thanksgiving?

Charge a fee for Thanksgiving? This one takes the cake!  I have been asked many etiquette questions over the years, but never this one. Click the video above to see my answer and option.

CBS Philadelphia Wrote:

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– Maybe this year you’re hosting Thanksgiving. It’s a lot of work to make the big meal, and it costs money. So, is it OK to charge your guests?

The question became a hot conversation on social media.

On social media, there was support on both sides, with the majority of people saying they would not cough up $30 for a dinner hosted by friends or family.

So, what if your loved ones charged per plate?

The idea recently sent the Twitterverse into a frenzy when word spread that someone’s aunt was charging $30 a head at her Thanksgiving table.

Lisa Richey, founder of the American Academy of Etiquette, says that while guests should always offer to bring something, the onus is on the host.

“When you offer to host an event at your home you have to accept responsibility and part of that is the financial piece of that,” said Richey.

Dealing with a bunch of freeloaders? Richey says you can always relinquish the responsibility.

“You don’t have to host, can have it at someone else’s house.”

So would you charge a fee?

About Lisa Richey

About 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.

Charge fee for Thanksgiving

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British Manners: What We Can Learn from The Crown, a Netflix Series

British Manners: What We Can Learn from The Crown, a Netflix Series

Have you watched The Crown?  It is a very popular series on Netflix.  The Crown offers a history lesson and a look into the young personal life of Queen Elizabeth.  The series delves into world events and the social manners of British society.  There is a great deal that we can learn from this series.  Not only a history lesson, The Crown offers many opportunities to observe how Queen Elizabeth handles herself as a young woman and as a wife with a tremendous responsibility to her family and the world.

British Manners: Tips We Learn from The Crown, Queen Elizabeth

First Manners Tip Grace

Queen Elizabeth is crowned at a very young age.  She engages in a public persona that is respectful and reserved. Her personal life is never intertwined with her public duties.  She always projects strength and grace publicly.

Number 2 Manners Tip Posture

Queen Elizabeth embraces generational differences with ease and maturity. Her favorite prime minister, was Winston Churchill. Instead of a relationship with unease and tension, this one turns into one of mutual respect and commonality.  They both share a love of horses, racing and polo.

Manners Tip Number 3 Act like a lady

It gives me such pleasure to watch The Queen because she is such a lady.  If you are teaching your daughters what it means to be a lady, have them watch this series.  In fact, watch this one as a family.  The confidence and glamor that is portrayed in The Crown is refreshing.Manners Tip Number 4 Attitude and Behavior

It gives me such pleasure to watch The Queen because she is such a lady.  If you are teaching your daughters what it means to be a lady, have them watch this series.  In fact, watch this one as a family.  The confidence and glamor that is portrayed in The Crown is refreshing.

Manners Tip Number 5 Stand Up Straight

The Queens posture is outstanding.  The Queen is played by Claire Foy.  She comments in an article by Vanity Fair that she wore a corset during the first season to assist with the costumes as she had just given birth. It has since helped her continue with guidance to sit up straight and carry herself as The Queen.

Season 2 of The Crown Starts December 2 on Netflix

Season 2 I am sure will not disappoint.  Watch as they move through the sixties with style and grace. How will the royal family handle the “sex, drugs and rock and roll” culture of the 1960’s?

If you would like to know more, Claire Foy is interviewed by and on the cover of Town and Country this month.

British Etiquette Claire Foy Town and Country

About 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.

Our licensees are interesting women who have already accomplished a great deal. Many are in the midst of raising families and some have careers while starting their manners business. Some are teachers and we even have a retired banker. Another is a pediatrician. All of them are passionate about teaching manners to children.

Click here to read our testimonials from other Manners To Go Licensees

British Manners : Would You Like to Learn More About Becoming Certified to Teach Manners to Children?

Are you interested in learning more about becoming certified to teach the Manners To Go program?  We now have two training options to choose from.  Click here to learn more.

Hello, I’m Lisa Richey, founder of Manners to Go™

Lisa Richey founder Manners To Go

Lisa Richey, Manners To Go™ Founder

This brand has given me the honor of teaching manners to thousands of people across the globe – from Portland, Oregon to the Middle East.

The Manners To Go™ curriculum, which I’ve developed and refined over my  15-year career as a professional etiquette consultant, is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world.

I have been featured in The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News as an expert on etiquette and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

Now I would like to share everything I know with you.

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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

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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 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

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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.

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