On Demand Workshops

The following is a list of my on demand, or by request workshops. There are no specific dates for these sessions, so please send an email inquiry, and we can organise a time that suits your needs;

Young Diplomats
Ages 5-7

This 6-Week-Course for ages 5-7, a 2x60min/week (a comprehensive grounding in A-Z Everday Etiquette) is designed to empower our little ones with people’s skills, soft skills, respect, awareness of others, good manners, in order to prepare them to act with poise and confidence in life, building upon their strengths and allowing their personalities shine in primary school!

We help your children enhance their sense of well-being and confidence in any given social situation, develop their soft-skills at early stage and be a better tomorrow´s leader.

Courses will cover the three main areas Social Etiquette/Communication Skills/Dining Etiquette and Table decoration.

The last lesson will be a gathering of parent and children in a restaurant (3-course lunch). Children blossom with their newfound knowledge of soft skills and will receive their Certificate of Accomplishment of Children’s Etiquette.

Being the likeable Boss – Likeability Factor

While many who enter into management and leadership roles want to be genuinely liked by the workers they supervise, seeking popularity for its own sake can be a dead-end path. Many have tried to lead while seeking popularity only to find that, indeed, they are loved but not respected.

  • Understand how to develop leadership qualities
  • Know how to delegate effectively
  • Choose inspirational and engaging tasks for yourself and others
  • Use wisdom and understanding to lead others
  • Identify the roles of your team
  • Learn how to trust others and earn their trust

The Power of Body Language – Basics

The ability to interpret body language is a skill that will enhance anyone’s career. Body language is a form of communication, and it needs to be practiced like any other form of communication.

  • Define body language.
  • Understand the benefits and purpose of interpreting body language.
  • Learn to interpret basic body language movements.
  • Recognize common mistakes when interpreting body language.
  • Understand your own body language and what you are communicating.
  • Practice your body language skills.

Stress Management

Positive and negative stress is a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximize the positive stress and to minimize the negative stress. When stress is at its highest, just know it can only go down:

At the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Identify the best approach to a stressful situation (Alter, Avoid, or Accept)
  • Understand what lifestyle elements you can change to reduce stress
  • Use routines to reduce stress
  • Use environmental and physical relaxation techniques
  • Better cope with major events
  • Use a stress log to identify stressors and create a plan to reduce or eliminate them

How to get a Work-Life Balance

You can’t have everything and do everything at the same time. That’s what I’ve learnt.

Work- life balance is essential to combat stress, ensuring both individual and company success. The stress associated with unbalanced lifestyles is costly; it damages productivity and increases individual health risks. Employees who have the tools to balance their professional and personal lives are happier, healthier, and more productive.

Explain the benefits of work life balance.

  • Recognize the signs of an unbalanced life.
  • Identify employer resources for a balanced lifestyle.
  • Improve time management and goal setting.
  • Use the most effective work methods for you.
  • Create balance at work and at home.
  • Manage stress.

How to Increase your Happiness

It might sound a little strange to say that we should be happy at work. After all, it’s called work! BUT we spend more time at our jobs than we do engaged in almost any other activity. If we’re unhappy at work, we’re likely to feel the effects in other areas of our lives, too.

Discuss how planning ahead cultivates workplace happiness

  • Create a nightly routine and daily plan
  • Relate more effectively to others in the workplace
  • Understand how the workspace environment impacts happiness
  • Think more positively
  • Take actions that will create greater workplace happiness

Personal Productivity

Most people find that they wish they had more time in a day. This workshop will show participants how to organize their lives and find those hidden moments. Sometimes you have to move on to something more productive:

Set and evaluate SMART goals

  • Use routines to maximize their productivity
  • Use scheduling tools to make the most of their time
  • Stay on top of their to-do list
  • Start new tasks and projects on the right foot
  • Use basic project management techniques
  • Organize their physical and virtual workspaces for maximum efficiency
  • Take back time from e-mail and handheld devices
  • Beat procrastination

Social Intelligence

Social intelligence can seem like a complicated term and can make many of us feel nervous. But social intelligence is something we deal with every day and it can help us navigate better experiences from our social environment.

Be aware of our own behaviors

  • Learn to be empathetic with others
  • Know tools for active listening
  • Effectively communicate interpersonally
  • Recognize various social cues
  • Determine appropriate conversation topics
  • Know various forms of body language

Improving Mindfulness, Self-Awareness

Life constantly demands our attention, but when we become fixated on the past or worried about the future, we often miss vital information in our present situations. Cultivating a state where you are consistently aware of your present moment is not impossible, but it takes practice.

  • Define mindfulness
  • Develop techniques to make oneself more attuned to the present moment
  • Understand the value and utility of one’s emotions
  • Learn how to identify and counter distorted thinking
  • Learn how to cultivate genuine positive emotions
  • Become more fully present in social interactions

The Art of Meal – Dining Etiquette and Beyond (Deal)

There is more to say than just filling our belly and say “please pass the salt…..”

  1. Dining Skills
  2. Table Decoration
  3. Dinner Talk

Whether you are eating out in

  • a restaurant,
  • at home,
  • business dinner or at
  • someone else home

good dining skills and etiquette help ease awkwardness. You don´t want to eat as if you are raised up by wolves! Bad table manners are off-putting.

Course includes:

3-Course-Meal (food fee included)

Table manners and beyond e.g. for business to close a deal

Place Settings (incl. bread plate etc.)

Identifying Utensils, Glassware, Cutlery type

Proper use of napkins

Behaviour and Posture at Table

Conversation (how to spark, start conversation and engage while you gather around a table)

Eating difficult foods

Entering and Exiting Table

Proper Seating

Telephone Etiquette

In this growing electronic age, we often forget how important it can be to have simple telephone etiquette.

  • Recognize the different aspects of telephone language
  • Properly handle inbound/outbound calls
  • Know how to handle angry or rude callers
  • Learn to receive and send phone messages
  • Know different methods of employee training

Customer Service – More Manners more Money

How to not only serve but wow your customers. Each and every one of us serves customers, whether we realize it or not. This workshop will look at all types of customers and how we can serve them better and improve ourselves in the process and making profit at the same time. The result of a business is a satisfied customer.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • State what customer service means in relation to all your customers, both internal and external
  • Recognize how your attitude affects customer service
  • Identify your customers’ needs
  • Use outstanding customer service to generate return business (more manners more money)
  • Build good will through in-person customer service
  • Provide outstanding customer service over the phone
  • Connect with customers through online tools
  • Deal with difficult customers

Networking Outside and Within the company

Everyone knows that networking is important to long-term business success. It is easy to talk about networking, but implementing it is another matter, particularly when you have to go beyond the confines of the workplace.

Networking is unavoidable in modern society. Many people focus on external networking, but the networking process must be used with the company in order to be truly effective.

Networking outside of your company takes time and energy, but the reward is certainly worth the effort.

You will learn effective networking techniques that will help you develop relationships (inside and outside the company) which will benefit you both personally and professionally.

Civility In the Workplace – Developing a Corporate Behaviour

Welcome to the Civility in the Workplace workshop. While a training program on workplace manners and courtesy may seem like overkill, the reality is: rudeness is an epidemic costing industry millions a year. Indeed, what society seems to be gaining in terms of both knowledge and technological advancement, it’s losing out on basic social values that directly impact the bottom line.

  • Define civility, understand its causes, and enumerate at least three of its behavioral indicators.
  • Understand the costs of incivility, as well as the rewards of civility, within the workplace.
  • Learn practical ways of practicing workplace etiquette, including the proper use of greetings, respect, involvement, and political correctness.
  • Learn the basic styles of conflict resolution and identify the style most appropriate for managing particular conflicts in the workplace.
  • Learn skills in diagnosing the causes of uncivil behavior.
  • Understand the role of forgiveness and conflict resolution in the creation of a civil working environment.
  • Understand the different elements of effective communication, particularly effective para-verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Learn facilitative communication skills such as listening and appreciative inquiry.
  • Learn specific interventions that can be utilized when there’s conflict within the workplace.
  • Learn a recommended procedure for systematizing civil behavior within the workplace.

Time Management

Time management training most often begins with setting goals. This process results in a plan with a task list or calendar of activities.

This entire process is supported by a skill set that should include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We’ll cover all this and more during this workshop:

  • Overcome procrastination
  • Organize your workspace
  • Delegate more efficiently
  • Plan and Prioritize

Personal Branding

In the information age, personal branding is necessary for the success of any company or individual. Failing to manage personal branding can lead to misinformation about you or your company becoming public. Taking control of your public image is no longer an option.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define your image.
  • Control your image.
  • Understand how to sharpen your brand.
  • Use social media appropriately.
  • Manage your brand in a crisis.
  • Develop a professional appearance.

Women in Leadership

Studies show that having women in leadership positions brings many benefits to an organization, including greater accountability and a culture of work-life balance. Learning how to foster and develop women as leaders not only benefits individual employees, but can benefit your entire organization. Don’t just stand for the success of other women, insist on it.

  • Discuss the barriers women face in entering leadership positions
  • Understand the importance of developing women leaders
  • Determine steps your organization can take to foster women leaders
  • Understand the benefits of developing women leaders
  • Apply the principles of fostering women leaders to your own organization

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Interpersonal Skills

Welcome to the Interpersonal Skills workshop. We’ve all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just has a way with others, and has a way of being remembered.

This workshop will help participants work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations.

Communication and Negotiation Strategies

Communication:

For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look that you give to the cat, it all means something (Verbal, Non-Verbal, Written, Aural)

Negotiation Skills workshop.

Although people often think of boardrooms, suits, and million dollar deals when they hear the word “negotiation,” the truth is that we negotiate all the time. For example, have you ever:

Decided where to eat with a group of friends?

Decided on chore assignments with your family?

Asked your boss for a raise?

Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating

  • Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts: WATNA, BATNA, WAP, and ZOPA
  • Lay the groundwork for negotiation and more……

Mastering the 10 Soft Skills You Need at Workplace

Soft skills are those skills which allow us to effectively work with others. No matter what your position, organization, or industry, you work with people! Taking the time to build effective soft skills can contribute to a more efficient, and more productive workplace

We will discuss how soft skills are important to success in the workplace

  • Understand the 10 key soft skills everyone should have
  • Use soft skills to relate more effectively to others in the workplace
  • Understand how to use soft skills to communicate, problem-solve, and resolve conflict
  • Apply soft skills to specific situations
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The Perfect Host – Hosting Skills

How to be the Perfect Host is the art to hone your  hospitality skills whether for business or private and using it to cultivate your VIP relations:

  • You will learn how to entertain with elegance and ease
  • You will get the Ten Tips to being the hospitable host
  • Sensible seating arrangements
  • Wine WisdomHow to be the Perfect Host is the art to hone your  hospitality skills whether for business or private and using it to cultivate your VIP relations:
    • You will learn how to entertain with elegance and ease
    • You will get the Ten Tips to being the hospitable host
    • Sensible seating arrangements
    • Wine Wisdom