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The Charleston School of Protocol is pleased to announce Tea Etiquette Certification.
Why tea etiquette certification? This program is a comprehensive program developed by the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc. in co-operation with The Tea House Times, LLC to create an Etiquette Certified Designation for the tea professional.
Upon successful completion of the six part program, the tea professional will receive the Tea Etiquette Certified designation by the Charleston School of Protocol and will be able to carry and display that designation.
The Tea Etiquette Certification program is designed to be taken completely online mainly at your convenience and will allow the tea professional to gain knowledge and certification upon successful completion of the program.
This program, as with any certification program developed by the Charleston School of Protocol, is not just about learning the etiquette of taking tea, as presenting and teaching is only one aspect of doing business. It is understanding the professionalism of doing business, creating the atmosphere, event success, communication excellence and the success of marketing your brand...It is more inclusive and comprehensive and designed to take the tea professional and their business to a new level.
Business today takes knowledge in not just your area of expertise, but also being able to convey who you are with excellence. Being able to market yourself as "Tea Etiquette Certified" will give your customers, clients and colleagues the understanding that you are committed to excellence, personally and professionally.
Who will benefit?
The TEC designation will provide a distinction to tea professionals around the world to include:
The program is developed in six modules which will cover the following topics:
Module 1 - Professionalism and Brand Awareness - Understanding the importance of brand definition, first impressions, business cards, handshake, presentation, personal and professional branding.
Module 2 - Communication Excellence - Reflecting your brand with excellence...includes verbal communication, invitation etiquette, titles, honorifics, proper addressing of people verbal and written.
Module 3 - Successful Marketing of the Brand - Networking, understanding your market, effective messaging, etiquette of correspondence.
Module 4 - Event Success - Introductions, name tags, arrival and departure, gift etiquette, host etiquette and guest etiquette and thank you notes, will be discussed.
Module 5 - Creating the Atmosphere for Tea - This module includes understanding the enjoyment of taking tea, which may be enhanced by the atmosphere created. Topics discussed are tea service, fulfillment of the sensesâ€¦sensory enjoyment; sounds, smells, visuals, taste and feel.
Module 6 - The Etiquette of Taking Tea - This module is about proper tea service, the service of tea, handling the cup, conversation, food, etc.
As you can see, the first three modules are basically on the professionalism of doing business and the last three modules are on the etiquette of the event.
Each of the six modules as stated will include the following learning tools to assist in your education at all levels of membership.
Visual presentations provided by Cynthia Grosso, one of the nation's leading experts on the subject of protocol and etiquette.
Learning in an audio format
Notes and handouts downloadable in a PDF format
Lesson Plan outlining the topics and objective for each module
Online test submitted for each module. Each participant must receive a passing grade for all six modules to receive the TEC designation
Resource list for websites, additional reading lists and other resources which may assist in the knowledge and understanding of each module.
This Tea Etiquette Certification (TEC) program is a cost effective program with varying levels of support to meet the needs of the participants. The TEC program has three levels of support to include:
Gold Level Participation - The gold level participant will have access to the online TEC program and teaching resources. The access on this level entitles you to the learning materials for the six modules complete with designation.
Platinum Level Participation - The platinum level participant will have access to the online TEC program and teaching resources plus the following value added benefits and support:
To ensure professional, continuing education, The Tea Etiquette Certification must be renewed every three years.
For information on your investment towards your certification or to get started, click the "link" below or at the top of this page...and get started today!