Essential Manners and Social Skills for University Students:
The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana d
esigns its seminars to help make students feel more confident in social situations, business interactions, and at the dining table.  These seminars can be tailored to fit the needs of any university group, such as sororities, fraternities, student-athletes, continuing education programs, and adults professionals and can be conducted on-site at your location. 

Outclassing the competitions:
Research show that 65 percent of the first impression we make on  others is based upon our appearance; 28 percent is based upon how we present ourselves, or body language; and only 7 percent on what we say the first time we meet someone.   In our seminars you will learn how to identify and make the most of your assets and dress for your goals, as well as embracing the social polish necessary to help you project confidence and make a great first and lasting impression. 


This two-hour seminar covers the following topics: how to introduce yourself (using the 8 ingredients of an introduction), how to make a proper social and business introductions, meeting and greeting skills, how to make an entrance and work the room, successful style; networking savvy and strategy, tips on business card etiquette, how to enter and gracefully exit conversations, how to improve your mingling proficiency, how to make small talk, and much more...

Leadership Behaviors 101:
This two-hour Leadership behavior seminar teaches the basic understanding who your are in relations to "follower vs. leaders." Once you've confronted which role you play - follower or leader, then we'll begin developing teamwork skills through roles play and activities, testing the leadership mindset and process, and ability to influence others. 

University / College Seminars 

Fees are based upon the size of the group. College students receive a Certificate of Completion, Illustrated workbook, four-course tutorial luncheon, as well as a 10 percent discount for seminar registered prior to January 10, 2016. For additional details, kindly contact us.

Dining with confidence:
Today, nearly half of all business transactions, including job interviews are conducted at the dining table and there is no better, or possibly worse place to make an impression than at the table. Negotiating the minefield of place settings, table manners, and difficult foods while trying to hold a conversation can be stressful and challenging, but in our competitive, global business environment, polished dining skills are a must! This three-hour class will prepare you to dine with anyone, anywhere in the world.

This three-hours seminar covers the following topics: Table settings and how to read them, taking a seat, beginning a  conversation, and posture at the table, as well as,  the American and Continental/European styles of dining, how to correctly use your utensils–silverware savvy, the courses in a meal and how to eat them, the do's and 
don’ts of table manners, how to eat difficult foods, toasting etiquette, host and guest etiquette; and much more... 

Job Fair 101:
Job Fair 101 takes the guess-work out of how to market yourself and teaches you how to develop a dynamic job fair strategy. It allows college students the opportunity to meet potential employers in an informal setting. Students have the opportunity to impress recruiters and outclass the competition by  understanding what it really takes to master job fairs. Giving job seekers the opportunity to learn more about maneuver the maze of competitors, while positioning yourself for a one-on-one meeting with recruiters. It is a way to explore career opportunities within a variety of companies at one location.

This two-hour seminar covers the following topics; 
importance of first impressions, making a dynamic introduction using the 8 ingredients of an introduction,  tips on working the room, engaging recruiters, the art of communication and the value of Thank you notes and much more... 

Networking 101: How to Make an Entrance and Work the Room:
This one-hour seminar covers the following topics: How make an entrance; how to introduce yourself and others; how to shake hands with confidence; how to start a conversation, keep it going, and gracefully exit; acceptable and unacceptable conversation topics; how to project a positive image and make a good impression; how to gracefully handle food and beverages; the protocol for exchanging business cards; how to dress appropriately for the occasion; and the importance of RSVPs, thank-you notes, and follow-ups, and much more...

Are you an incoming college freshmen, a fraternity or sorority member, student-athlete, a soon to be graduate entering the professional business world as an intern or graduate?  

The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana 
invites you to attend one of its informative, exciting, and interactive etiquette and leadership seminars. It is the bridge between your education and success in the professional business world. Soft skills are the new hard skills! Employers in all professions are seeking persons with not only the technical know-how and skills to perform the job, but they are equally, if not more so, interested in hiring persons who are team players and rapport-builders, with the social graces and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in not only in today's global marketplace, but also in tomorrow's as well.

Successful style:
This two-hour seminar covers the following professional topics: Importance of first impressions; visual, vocal and verbal impressions; image through dress; wardrobe tips for women, wardrobe tips for men, business card etiquette, the challenges of perception; how others see you, importance of quality briefcases and writing instruments; fragrance and accessories management, smart dressing for professional women, smart dressing for professional men, how clothing colors impress, and, body language and much more...