April Newsletter                                                   2009


It's tax day and taking a cue from our recent segment on "The Today Show" I think we could all use a great big hug!  With the financial pressure hopefully behind us, we are now free to focus on Spring and renewal.  What better way to renew ourselves than to put a little attention and focus on manners.  Truly manners affect every area of our lives. They are like a GPS, guiding us in the right direction and helping us to find our way.  They are the glue that holds everything together.  Whether you are striving to be a better parent, child, sibling, spouse, employee, employer, co-worker or friend this is critical information for everyone.  This Spring and Summer, we have added a great number of new programs to the schedule for both children and adults.  Take a look and let us know what you think!

Lisa Gaché

Today Show
"Hugger-In-Chief, Is The Hug The New Handshake?"
"Lisa Gaché of Beverly Hills Manners™ comments on President Obama's affinity for hugging and demonstrates the three types of hugs including President Obama's favorite: The Man Hug.  Click here to watch complete segment!
College Photo 
"College Admissions" Lecture   
Thursday, May 7th - 7:00pm to 9pm
Private Home in Beverly Hills 
Team Tutors to host a special evening for parents with guest speakers Dr. Kat Cohen of IvyWise educational consulting company and Lisa Gaché of Beverly Hills Manners™ discussing tips and techniques for navigating the college admissions process. Click here for more info or to RSVP!
Featured Classes for April
trees"Charmed Warriors" STARTS TODAY!  The three-part workshop for teens is offered April 15th, April 29th and May 7th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at McCormick & Schmick's in Beverly Hills .  This is probably the most important class a teenage woman can attend during this critical phase of her development.  Topics such as personal image, self discovery, negative influences in the media and how one should conduct themselves in real life are explored. For ages 13 to 17.  Click here for more info or to enroll now! 
trees"The Intermediate Course: The Party Perfect" is offered on Saturday, April 25th from 11am to 2pm at McCormick & Schmick's in Beverly Hills.  This course for children focuses on party etiquette including ballroom dance instruction, table and dining manners and thank you notes.  For ages 6 to 12. Click here for more info or to enroll now!
Conversation"The ART of Conversation" is offered on Saturday, April 25th from 5pm to 8pm at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  This 3-hour event combines a stimulating tour of varied artworks at the museum with the fine art of conversational skills and table and dining manners.  For ages 6 to 12.  Click here for more info or to enroll now!
trees"Mitzvah Manners" is offered on Sunday, April 26th from 4pm to 7pm at A Cow Jumped Over the Moon in Beverly Hills.  This course is designed to assist the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child with everything they need to know in order to shine with grace and ease on their special day.  For ages 11 to13.  Click here for more info or to enroll now!
Business Lunch 2"The Business Lunch" program for professionals is offered on Wednesday, April 29th from 12:30 to 2:00pm at McCormick & Schmick's in Beverly Hills.  This course is designed to educate participants on the importance of positive first impressions in the business world and covers all the skills of the table during a 5-course luncheon dining tutorial. Click here for more info or to enroll now!
trees "Manners Camp I & II"- June & July 2009
Welcome to "Manners Camp" where children participate in a comprehensive and fun-filled program incorporating culture and etiquette.  Each camp session explores a particular etiquette theme and accompanying cultural activity introducing the children to new skills and techniques which assist them in becoming independent, well-rounded, and confident human beings.  Subjects include theatre instruction, art appreciation, ballroom dance, stationery and party demonstration, floral arranging and much more!  The 4-day camps are held Monday thru Thursday from 10am to 1pm at McCormick & Schmick's in Beverly Hills.  Each session includes a multi-course dining tutorial.  Click here to enroll now!
Lets Dance Cotillion"Let's Dance" Cotillion - Coming This Fall!
"Dancing with the Stars" meets Cotillion!  Beverly Hills Manners  is proud to present a modernized version of the traditional cotillion aligned to meet the needs and desires of children today.   The six (6) month program will take place at the Beverly Hills Women's Club beginning this Fall 2009 and ending in Spring 2010.  Enroll early and receive a 10% discount toward your registration. 
Click here to register now!  Look for an article on our Cotillion program featured in this week's Beverly Hills Courier
trees  Test your ETQ, Your Etiquette Quotient! 
Coming up in May, check out our survey to test your etiquette intelligence.  In today's highly competitive world it takes a lot more than just brains and beauty to make your way to the top.  A little brush up on proper etiquette and manners can make a huge impact.  Here's a sample to get you started: You are invited to dine at a restaurant with business associates and you accidentally drop your fork on the floor. What should you do?
(a) Pick it up and wipe it off (b) Pick it up and ask your server to bring you another one (c) Leave it on the floor and take a fork from a nearby table or (d) Leave it on the floor and ask your server to bring you a new one.  If you answered (d) you are on the right track!  Proceed ahead...

Beverly Hills Manners™
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