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

Six Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Etiquette Business

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Writing Proposals for a Debutante Organization with a New Etiquette Expert

A debutante society is asking one of our licensees for a proposal. The licensee and I spoke yesterday and today I am sharing some of the guidance I gave her as a new etiquette expert.

Our ongoing support might be one of the most valuable components of our etiquette certification.

A debutante society is a prime candidate for etiquette training.  This particular one requested a half day presentation.

Major Tip:  If one debutante committee is asking for this type of training, how many others are out there in your community?  

Once you have written the proposal, make a list of others you may contact.  Who do you know in your network that can provide a direct contact for you?

Trust me, this licensee has the grace, grit and gumption to make this work to her advantage.

Because she is one of our licensees and certified in both children’s and business etiquette, she already has the curriculum, PowerPoints, proposal templates and training to make this easy, efficient and fast. 

Writing Proposals for a Debutante Organization with a New Etiquette Expert

Debutante Committee’s Requested Topics Include:

  • Table manners (American and European) 
  • RSVP (how to)
  • Thank you notes
  • Introductions
  • Meeting and Greetings
  • How to sit
  • How to exit a car
  • Interview tips
  • Professional appearance
  • Social media do’s and don’t’s
  • Tipping today
  • Toasting 

 Advice on Writing Proposals for a Debutante Organization As  a New Etiquette Expert:

  1. Understand the Purpose: Before diving into writing the proposal, make sure you understand the purpose of the debutante organization and what they aim to achieve. This will help you tailor your proposal to meet their specific needs and goals.
  2. Research: Familiarize yourself with the debutante culture, traditions, and etiquette standards. Research past events, protocols, and successful proposals to gather insights into what has worked well in the past and what can be improved upon.
  3. Identify Key Components: Break down the proposal into key components such as event logistics, program structure, etiquette training modules, budget considerations, and marketing strategies. Each component should be detailed and well-thought-out to ensure a comprehensive proposal.
  4. Highlight Expertise: As a new etiquette expert, emphasize your expertise, credentials, and unique approach to etiquette training. Showcase how your services can enhance the debutante experience and add value to the organization.
  5. Customize Solutions: Tailor your proposal to the specific needs and preferences of the debutante organization. Offer customized solutions and recommendations based on their objectives, audience demographics, and cultural context.
  6. Address Challenges: Anticipate and address potential challenges or objections that the organization may have. Whether it’s budget constraints, scheduling conflicts, or logistical issues, demonstrate your problem-solving skills and flexibility in finding solutions.
  7. Emphasize Benefits: Clearly outline the benefits of partnering with you as the etiquette expert. Highlight how your expertise can elevate the organization’s image, enhance participant experiences, and contribute to the overall success of their events.
  8. Provide Examples: Incorporate real-life examples, case studies, or testimonials to illustrate the effectiveness of your approach and the positive outcomes it has generated for other organizations or clients.
  9. Include a Call to Action: Conclude the proposal with a clear call to action, inviting the debutante organization to take the next steps, whether it’s scheduling a meeting, signing a contract, or requesting additional information.
  10. Follow Up: After submitting the proposal, follow up with the organization to answer any questions, address concerns, and reinforce your commitment to supporting their needs. Personalize your follow-up communication to demonstrate your genuine interest and dedication to their success.

By following these steps and incorporating your expertise as a new etiquette expert, you can create a compelling proposal that effectively communicates your value proposition and secures opportunities to collaborate with other debutante organizations.

Related Article: How to Pitch to Non-Profits As a New Etiquette Expert

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