May Newsletter                                                      2010
In This Issue
Job Interview Etiquette
Teaching Kids Manners
Most Recent Press
"The Art of Civility for Teens"
"The Business Lunch"
"Manners Camp"
"Let's Dance!" Cotillion 2010
 Interview Etiquette
 "Job Interview Etiquette - 11 Mistakes to Avoid"
 We were asked to contribute a recent article for AOL's personal finance website, Wallet Pop.  Read more here. 
Children's Corner
Buttoned Up
We were happy to contribute an article for organizational website, Buttoned Up, entitled "Five Easy Tips and Tricks to Teach Your Kids Good Manners".  Read complete article here.
Most Recent Press
BH Courier
We were thrilled to garner a feature article in our city's local newspaper. Etiquette Gets A More Modern Spin at Beverly Hills Manners  

"The Art of Civility" for Teens

Art of Civility

Friday, June 11th
 4:00pm to 7:00pm
McCormick & Schmick's 
 Ages 13 and older
The Business Lunch
Business Lunch
 Business Etiquette for Professionals
Wednesday, June 16th
 12:30pm to 2:00pm
McCormick & Schmick's
Table Setting

This month we want to acknowledge the recent passing of etiquette expert, Elizabeth Post.  She was the granddaughter-in-law of manners maven, Emily Post.  She took over the helm of the family business in 1965 after Emily died. Elizabeth, or "Libby" as she was known, was full of common sense, open-minded, fair and flexible.  She kept the core messages of manners alive: possess a good attitude, be respectful and show consideration towards everyone. She believed that etiquette was never about being "restrictive or unpleasant" rather it was meant to "help smooth the path between people and better relationships."
As we celebrated National Etiquette Week in mid-May, we discovered that Libby Post's words still ring loud and clear, especially in today's harried world when manners and social mores have almost been forgotten.  After all, not a day goes by without encountering some form of annoyance or rude behavior that causes a rift in our relationships. How we choose to handle these situations and circumstances becomes the true test of our character.  Are we able to rise above the fray?  Can we give someone the benefit of the doubt?  Do we take the time to think before we speak?  Can we take responsibility for our actions?  These are the challenges we face on a daily basis.
Beverly Hills Manners is doing our part to prepare those, young and old, with the skills to communicate more effectively and guarantee more successful relationships both personally and professionally.  Join us for a class or inquire about private instruction and discover how we can best facilitate your needs and achieve your goals.
Happy Memorial Day!

Lisa Gaché

Beverly Hills Manners
From The Source: Get Organized, Get Manners  
by Alicia Rockmore of Buttoned Up, Inc.
treesI have found that  being organized can pertain to just about every aspect of life including having good manners.  Yes, even having good manners requires a bit of planning.  At Buttoned Up, we help busy people get sanely organized by giving them tips and tricks for staying a few steps ahead of the chaos.  This can certainly apply to planning to have good manners. Here are five of our tips for doing just that.  Read more here.
"Manners Camp" is almost here!
Monday thru ThursdayManners Camp Canoe
June 28th - July 1st, 2010, 11am to 2pm
Ages 6 to 12
Welcome to "Manners Camp" where children participate in  a comprehensive and fun-filled program incorporating culture and etiquette.  In addition to the cultural component and etiquette lesson, each session will emphasize children's table and dining skills during a multi-course class lunch.  Only a few spaces left.  Sign up now!
"Let's Dance!" Cotillion 2010

Lets Dance Cotillion 2010Wednesday Evenings
9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 1/12, 2/23, 3/23
Grades 3rd & 4th-5pm to 6:30pm
Grades 5th, 6th & 7th-6:45pm to 8:15pm
Special Guests to be  Announced       
Beverly Hills Manners  is proud to present season two of our "Let's Dance!" Cotillion.  a modernized version of the traditional cotillion more aligned to meet the needs and desires of children today.  Our friendly, interactive and entertaining approach allows  them to absorb the material while recognizing the value and relevancy of these essential life tools. Limited space is available.  Sign up now!

Save 15%
Sign up for two of our programs and receive an incredible 15% off of each class!  Enter the coupon code JULY31 or attach this coupon to your enrollment form.  Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts! 
Offer Expires: July 31, 2010