How to Establish Authority as an Etiquette Expert When You Are First Starting Out
You may be asking yourself, “how do I establish authority as an etiquette expert”. This is a very important question.
We are here to guide you on every step.
You will not only want to read this article but take action on the tips listed.
Tips on How to Become an Etiquette Expert
Communicate with your new audience: Start with social media. This is absolutely free! You can start a Facebook page and post your thoughts and observations. As you read articles that are relevant, comment and post them on your social media platforms.
This is a lifestyle business. As you are out with your children or grandchildren, post about your adventures at the museum or theater. Have you seen a movie that is relevant? As an example, at the end of this post, you will find an article I wrote about the latest Mary Poppins movie. Check out the “Links and Resources” at the bottom of this post.
Offer to write articles for your media resources: You are an expert that can provide valuable information to your clients. Look for ways to help your community by contributing articles to local parenting magazines, online news, and printed media. Pitch your story to local news stations.
What do you have in common with your audience: You know parents are so happy and interested in having their children grow up kind, smart, happy and well-adjusted adults. Educators are happy to have you share not only your passion but your knowledge within their schools. Think about what you have in common. with your audience when writing your bio. Communicate your commonalities when you are introducing yourself to others. This takes practice and intention. Write down your thoughts and ideas.
Draw from your previous experience: All of our current licensees have varied backgrounds. We have teachers, engineers, grandmothers, mothers, human resource managers and event planners. You have transferable skills that make a difference. Trust me, the world needs what you have to offer.
Look for ways to help others: I tell my licensees not to give away their expertise for free. However, there are times when starting your business, where offering a class pro-bono is at times a good idea. It gives you experience and at the same time helps an organization or a non-profit.
At Manners To Go, we help you determine your fees and prepare you to write proposals.
As I was starting my business, we moved to the Philadelphia area. I knew absolutely no one! I started from scratch. I got my start by speaking at a local library. This immediately led to teaching at a premier dining club. You never know who is sitting in your audience. This also led to an article in the newspaper both online and print.
Shift your mindset: You are the expert. Think of yourself as one.
Your Next Steps to Becoming an Etiquette Expert
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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.