Etiquette sounds like such an old-fashioned word and an old-fashioned idea. Picturing Emily Post wearing white gloves and telling you which fork is for your fish doesn’t sound like the kind of advice that a young person would need in today’s world.
And yet, as I have traveled the world and met people from all classes of life I have found out that etiquette is what has gotten me through… and occasionally saved me. For me etiquette equals the most important life skill – how to get along and succeed anywhere without feeling embarrassed.
Three things in my life inspire me to pass on this information.
First of all, my own upbringing and the lessons that I was taught (not always successfully learned the first time).
Secondly my opportunities to travel, plan events and meet celebrities and designers as well as workers and lesser known performers who help put these presentations together.
Thirdly, but perhaps most importantly, my sons. Helping them thrive and preparing them to succeed in whatever situation presents itself is my ongoing goal.
Life is a series of events – my aim is to help young people be prepared to show up anywhere they want to go and to be able present their best selves with confidence.
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