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The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette


The Polished Professional for College Graduates

The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc. presents the Polished Professional for College Graduates. The program is presented at the Sanctuary Hotel in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, ( directions). .

This two day finishing school-type program will help college graduates, compete in the highly competitive business world. The program is based on the same premise as the Polished Professional, but is conducted with the college graduate in mind. Based on the understanding that polish is a skill, the program includes topics such as: the skills necessary for building business relationships, the art of persuasion, the art of self presentation, the personal keys to leadership and more.

In researching his book, Malloy's Live for Success (Banton Books, 1981), John Malloy found that almost everyone he spoke with agreed that the final indicator of class in America was the possession of certain social skills. Ninety-nine out of 100 executives said that social skills were prerequisites to succeeding in business and social life. " This program is designed to help you become the polished individual, savvy in the social skills that make a professional impression. It concentrates on improving self-confidence and self-esteem" says Cindy Grosso, course instructor and owner of Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc.


  • The Art of the Interview
  • How to Enhance your Ability to Make a Trustworthy and Positive First Impression using the Skills of Correct Personal Presentation
  • Your Center of power
  • The Visual Components of Your Professional Savvy
  • The Vocal Components of Your Professional Savvy
  • How to Make a Proper Introduction
  • Handshaking Etiquette
  • Business Card Protocol
  • How to Work a Room - Networking
  • How to Sit Correctly
  • How to Enter a Room Correctly
  • How to go Beyond Posture into Having Presence
  • How to Have a Successful Meeting over a Meal
  • American and Continental Styles of Dining
  • The Art of Listening
  • The Skill of Diplomacy
  • Business Toasting
  • Meeting Etiquette
  • Seating Protocol
  • Dressing for your Body Style


  • About the Conscious and Subconscious Interactions of the First Impression
  • Things that Will Make People Like You or Leave You
  • What your Handshake Says About You
  • The Difference Between Having Good Posture and Having Presence
  • The Levels of Acceptable Professional Dress
  • The Power of Your Voice on Others and Yourself
  • What People Notice About You First
  • Why You Really do not Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression
  • The Best Colors for You (Men and Women)
  • The Best Styles for Your Body (Suit cuts, etc)
  • The Importance of Seating Protocol for Your Clients and Customers
  • How Well You Listen
  • How to Improve How You Speak
  • The Levels of Professional Dress
  • How to Make and Receive a Toast

Many other Timely Tips

The program runs:

Friday 8:30am-5:00pm 

Saturday 8:30am - 5 :00pm

Invest in yourself and improve your image and confidence.
Your investment includes the seminar, 2 continential breakfasts, 2 lunch tutorials, afternoon tea, notebook and supplies.

Your investment in this program is $995.00.

Special room rates are available.

For an additional $50.00 you can receive The Professional Savvy Series - Professional Table Manners online training course. This is an interactive online course that you can use as a brush up and review for 3 months after completion of the 2 day finishing school. This is a savings of 50 percent off the regular price.

This course is taken at your convenience at your computer; the password will be given to you on during the program and will be good for 3 months.

Professional Table Manners is not a book or streaming video. It is a state of the art, interactive course that has audio and visual that speaks directly to you....with talking text, click and drag, question and action, actual setting of the place setting. Unlike a video that you just watch, or a book you just read, this is a course that involves participation from you you learn more by doing than by watching . It is an achievement, because it is a course that you pass with a final test. You also receive a certificate that is suitable for framing. It can be repeated as often as needed. This online course has won the Bronze Medal Award from the Brandon Hall Global Excellence in Learning Awards for excellence in online learning.


Three ways to enroll:
1. Call (843) 207- 1025 in the Continental USA
2. Register online
Click Here to print fax back form

If the participants must postpone/cancel attendance, the participant may receive a refund of their tuition fee, minus a $50.00 ( US ) administrative fee. Postponements/cancellation must be in writing 21 days prior to the program or attendees are liable for the entire fee.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.

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