Did you know Protocol still serve several essential functions in society today!

  • Etiquette provides personal security. Knowing how to behave appropriately in a given situation makes you more comfortable.
  • It protects the feelings of others. Proper etiquette requires that you make others comfortable and defend their beliefs. You do not point out their errors or draw attention to their mistakes.
  • It makes communication clearer. Etiquette enhances communication by breaking down barriers, not erecting them.
  • It will improve your status at work. In any working situation, you are perceived as more capable, more professional, and more intelligent if you are familiar with the proper code of conduct for the workplace.
  • It makes good first impressions. The first five to seven seconds after you meet someone are crucial. Your first impression lingers in the other person's mind long after you are gone.  If you use proper etiquette, that first impression will be a positive one.

​​​​How to tie a necktie/bowtie?

Teaching a child to tie a necktie can often be an exercise in futility.  The frustration of not ‘getting it’ can have a lasting effect on a child’s confidence.  If you have come across this page because you were seeking help, you’ve probably already experienced this maddening scenario. Some children have simply not developed the underlying skills needed to convert that frustrating piece of cloth into a symbol of triumph and class. But, help is on the way!

The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana (ELII) uses the EDGE Method (Explain, Demonstrate, Guide and Enable) to help our students conquer the art of tying dress and bow ties. Below are important skills and abilities children acquire by mastering the art of tying a tie:

     Eye-hand coordination                    Ability to follow instruction
     Manual dexterity                            Attention to detail
     Visual-motor skills                         Fundamental style skills 
     Bilateral coordination                      Independence 
     Visual perception                           Mental sharpness 
     Hand strength                                Motivation to dress formally 
     Self-esteem                                  Just being seen as a sharp dresser 

If your son seems to become upset and discouraged, or just not as coordinated as you would like, check out one of ELL's upcoming seminar; for additional information regarding our 2020 seminar schedule, email us at info@eliindiana.com.  

Little Ambassador Dining Tutorial and Etiquette Seminar 

When: Sunday, November 10, 2019 

Time: 12:00 - to - 1:00 P.M. 

Location: Fairfild Inn & Suites, 10495 Crosspoint Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Cost: $25.00 

​​​5. Making appointments

6. How to cook their food 

7. How to dance

8. Read at their grade level 

9. Managing their own money

1. Rules of Etiquette  

2. Cleaning up after themselves

3. Car maintenance 

4. Their own laundry

 5 Reasons why your child should learn the Rules of Etiquette:

  • They won’t be 12 years old for the rest of their lives.
  • They won’t live at home for the rest of their lives.
  • They'll want a high paying job/career.
  • They'll want to meet people and build a relationship.
  • They don't want to become lonely as they get older in age.

9 Skills your teen should learn between ages 12 - 18: 

Question: Who is teaching your child their social skills? 
Most children go to school approximately 6 hours a day.  During these 1,800 minutes each week, from whom are they acquiring their social skills? Friends? Teachers? Social Media? Strangers? Perhaps the neighborhood gang members may be influencing their impressionable minds. 

You may be of the mindset that social skills should be learned in school or even church.  Aptitudes such as financial literacy, basic cooking, and washing clothes are generally foundations that are laid by parents.  Social skills are no different. While it is true that ‘It takes a Village’, if we want to raise socially empowered children, we simply cannot leave this responsibility to others.
Teaching social skills requires building relationships both in and outside of the family dynamic while providing a culture of learning.  We cannot view this as some ‘extra’ parental burden. 

Socializing with others is probably of single-most importance to our youth. They may not admit it, but our children want to learn how to deal with awkward or potentially embarrassing situations, get along with others, and feel a sense of belonging.  No one wants to be ostracized by his or her peers.

Talk to your children and while taking time to demonstrate for them the social skills needed to succeed now and in the future. Perhaps you will even notice a difference in yourself!

Parents, did you know that children ages 5 to 7 are capable of learning formal social skills?
When given an opportunity, they can navigate setting a table, manners, as well as the use of power phrases such as ‘Thank you’ and I’m sorry’. Over time, social skills increase a child’s confidence and sense of independence.
The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana (ELII) would like to invite your children and their friends to our Little Ambassador Dining Tutorial and Etiquette Seminar. This is a great opportunity for your little ones to acquire dining skills in time for all the upcoming holiday gatherings.
Seats are limited, so sign up now. Click here for registrationand for more additional information concerning this event, please feel free to contact ELII at info@eliindiana.com.