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Executive Finishing School


Date:    January 12-14, 2018
Time:    9:00am - 5:00pm
Location:    The French Quarter Inn
More Info:    

Registration for this program has closed. 

 The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette


 Executive Finishing School


The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette will be offering an interactive three-day seminar Friday, January 12 - Sunday, January 14, 2018, at The French Quarter Inn located in Charleston, SC. This location is in the heart of downtown and central to all Charleston has to offer. Contact us for a list of local hotels within close proximity. 

The greatest benefit you will receive in 2018 is from an investment in yourself. Understanding that polish is a learned skill (and not a matter of some have it and some don't), you can greatly increase your professionalism and success. Learn the skills that enable you to increase confidence and be immediately liked, trusted and respected.

In order to grow professionally you have to grow personally first. You need first to be aware of the strengths that you possess and how to build on them. This program allows you to do that. Cindy has helped thousands of people with their personal savvy for their professional success.

Corporations care about how you present yourself because that is how you will represent them! 

Cindy teaches from a value based perspective of "what is in it for me". Understanding the "why" is often more important than understanding the "how." In her programs, both are emphasized.


  • 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
  • The Million Dollar 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 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm  
Sunday 9:00am - Noon

Invest in yourself and improve your image. 
The following comments were unsolicited.


"The Executive School Program was so much fun! I have told several people about my experience and have encouraged many of my friends and colleagues to attend your classes. I can not thank you enough and I am looking forward to continuing my education with you."

Mary Thomas
Senior Account Executive
Novi, Michigan


"Thank you for your genuine passion and concern for my development. You are an amazing lady. You will be an everlasting influence in the way I raise my children and manner in which I represent myself."

S. Mikkelson
Grand Haven, Michigan


"Thank you ever so much for a wonderful few days that were truly a whirlwind of learning and ideas. I enjoyed the experience and your style immensely. I only hope it will be possible to remember it all!!"

L. Lurie
Troy, Ohio


Your investment includes the seminar, 3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunch tutorials, afternoon tea, notebook and supplies. Your investment in this program is $1,595.00. 

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 3 day finishing school. This is a savings of half off the regular price. 

This course is taken at your convenience at your computer; the password will be given to you on Sunday, January 14, 2018 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 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. 

Registration for this program has closed. 

If the participants must postpone/cancel attendance, the participant may receive a refund of their tuition fee, minus all processing fees and an additional $50.00( US) administrative fee per participant. Postponements/cancellation must be in writing 30 days prior to the program or attendees are liable for the entire fee. International attendees will receive a credit for future participation. 

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