How to Get Testimonials When You Are First Starting Out

Today I am sharing the what, when and how of getting testimonials when you are first starting your business teaching manners to children.

Let’s talk about why you need testimonials.  Testimonials allow for your community to speak on your behalf.  You need social proof of who you are. 

Having testimonials gives your potential client the opportunity to know, like and trust you. Parents, teachers and organizations need to see what it is like having you teach their children manners.  They need to know what it is like doing business with you.

Did You Know….

  • You don’t have to have “client” reviews.  When you are first starting out, you can include testimonials from those that know you. For example, your daughter’s teacher, or a former employer or a peer.
  • You don’t have to use a testimonial verbatim.  You can shorten it or use the most relevant sentences.
  • If you have a website, you do not need to have a dedicated testimonial page. You can use testimonials throughout the site or on your Facebook page or other social media channels.

What Types of Testimonials Do You Need?

Ideally, you need testimonials from:

Parents:  When you provide private instructions or when their children are in a class of yours, ask them about their experience.

Educators: As you provide school assemblies, classroom programs or after school programs, ask for testimonials.

Troops: Girl Scout programs are thrilled to have etiquette experts come and speak to their troop.  You can ask parents for testimonials or troop leaders.

Peers:  Look for those individuals that know you and are well-respected in the community. 

What Should Testimonials Say About an Etiquette Expert?

When requesting a testimonial, ask them to write about:

  • Their child’s experience
  • Your teaching style
  • How organized you are
  • How engaging you were
  • How much the children learned and are now using at home or in the classroom

How To Get Testimonials When You are an Etiquette Expert

I bet you already know what I am going to tell you:  ASK!

That’s it.  Ask.  You will never get them if you don’t ask.

Are You Ready to Get Started Teaching Manners to Children?

Manners To Go is a Done-For-You System

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

Start with the best.  Check out our website and see how other licensees have gotten a fast start using our system.  We have videos of other licensee’s being interviewed about their new business.  At the end of this article, you will find the videos in the Links and Resources section.

No other etiquette certification training even comes close.

Step 1Most 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.

Click Here to Schedule a Call with Lisa Richey

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Step 2Decide 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 3Receive 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. 

Here is a FREE guide to help you get started. It is a guide on “Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business”.  

Etiquette Certification by Manners To Go

Manners To Go Links and Resources

A New Etiquette Expert Is Certified : Sheena Dhillon

Etiquette Certification: Why Reinvent the Wheel, An Interview

Trends in Etiquette Education and Workplace Readiness



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