Local students can be part of first impression, etiquette workshops

From staff reports

In a time when the Internet and personal devices have corrupted social interactions the antidote may be instructions on etiquette.

With classes, workshops, and events on manners and social behavior, etiquette experts from The Mississippi School of Protocol and Etiquette will be holding 5 weeks of workshops in Winston County as part of the The Mississippi School of Protocol and Etiquette.

The workshops will teach students how to shake hands, introduce others, engage in a conversation, and nail an interview.

“Many manners are rooted in common sense,” Chris Huffman of MSOPE noted when talking recently to Louisville High School students to encourage signing up for the workshops. Some the basic parts are keeping your mouth closed when chewing, holding a door open for the person behind you so that it does not slam back in their face, and repeating someone’s name after being introduced to help you remember it are all etiquette skills with a practical purpose.

Louisville Mayro Will Hill and two of the MSOPE officials traveled to every school in the county to encourage the students to sign up for the workshop and gain everyday life skills and also qualifying to be part of the Mayor’s Youth Council.

The program will provide participants, ages 7-12 and 13-18, the opportunity to learn and master; leadership skills, social and community skills, self-esteem and confidence building, proper introductions, telephone etiquette, conversation and listening skills and dining etiquette.

The Program is set up for: Registration began October 11, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Program starts Thursday, October 18, and will meet every Thursday for 4 to five weeks. Program times: Ages 7-12 meet Friday from 4:00 till 5:30; Ages 13-18 meet from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. Investment: $45per student. Location: City Hall 200 South Church Ave Louisville, MS. 39339

All students completing the program will receive a certificate of completion that may be used for college application and job interviews.

All students will receive recognition from Mayor Will Hill.

All students, parents and sponsors will be invited to a formal 5 course dining Graduation Dinner.

For more information contact: The Mississippi School of Protocol & Etiquette.

As Mississippi’s first professional Protocol, Etiquette, and Leadership training organization, the Mississippi School of Protocol & Etiquette has provided dynamic leadership programs that participants will use with confidence for the rest of their lives for the past 11 years.

All of MSOPE’S interactive programs foster growth through activities that build confidence and self-esteem through the message. “Manners and leadership skills are the universal sign of kindness and respect, and the greatest source of harmony at home and the workplace.” To find out how you can bring these programs to your area, visit www.msope.com or call (769) 218-3854.