Etiquette Certification: 3 Lessons I’ve Learned from our Licensees | All of our licensees have touched me in many ways.  I am so proud of them.  In fact, bursting at the seams proudly.

A new licensee called this morning for advice. The new licensee and I met two weeks ago in NYC for her 2 Day In-Person Immersion training.  We posted on social media several times during the training.  We posted together as she observed a manners class in action.  The two of us posted as we had afternoon tea together at Tiffany’s.  We applied all the appropriate hashtags, such as her city. 

Our postings were noticed! 

Within a week,  a local magazine contacted her for an interview.  They are interviewing her about the business she is starting.  It also includes a photo shoot. WOW!  This is amazing press for someone who is just starting a business.

Another licensee is publishing a book.  More to come about her in the spring.

Another licensee had the chance over the summer to work with royalty.

Yes, we are proud and celebrating in our office today.

All of this glowing and recognizing others’ achievements is what prompted this article.

six things I wish I had known before I started my etiquette business

3 Lessons I have Learned from the Manners To Go, Licensees.

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If  You Dream It, You Can Do It | Yes, you can. If you have a passion, whether for teaching manners to children or painting, if you can dream it you can create it for yourself.

It takes stamina.  You must take action.  It is doable and achievable if you put your mind to it.

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Importance of a Fast Start | My first job was with Speedo.  Our manager at the time drilled this message into the entire sales team.  We even had notepads with “FAST START” at the top.  I have a vivid memory of it.

Many of my licensees have a “Fast Start”.  Many already have classes lined up before they are trained.

During our training, I tell my licensees not to get too focused on the day-to-day operations.  Of course, we believe in the organization and having your ducks in a row but you must serve your passion.  Your passion is to teach….. that is your starting point….to get out and teach!

Ask the Right Questions | Last week I wrote an article about 3 Key Questions to Ask When You are Looking for an Etiquette Certification.  

Have you read it?  If not, the link is below.

Whatever you are researching, ask why.  We expect you to ask us questions.  We are happy to speak in person and in depth about our process and etiquette certification. 

Ask really good questions.  Have them prepared.  

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About Lisa Richey and Manners To Go
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.

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

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, 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

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

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

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

Here is a FREE Guide to Help YOU Start a Business Teaching Manners to Children


6 Things Needed to start an etiquette business

Here Are Your Next Steps

Step 1

Get to Know Manners To Go™

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.

Step 2

Decide on the best training option for you

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

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

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. This is a “live” and private training. It is NOT self-guided.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Option #2:

Two-Day In-Person

PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  Click the image above or follow the button below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your 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.

Manners To Go Lesson Plans for Teachers

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