Finishing School for the 21st Century

Sophistication, Confidence and Global Competency!

This program is a world-class experience that will give you the core principles and unsurpassed knowledge that will allow you to be a global sophisticate whether in London, New York or Dubai!

Our mission is to integrate the principles of traditional Finishing Schools with what is expected in contemporary international high-tier society.  Gender roles have changed enormously and our goal is to empower you to utilize all your strengths in the best possible way; from hosting international delegations to handling fundraising galas and everything in between.

Five-Day Program:

DAY 1 - MODULE #1

SOPHISTICATED DIPLOMAT

  • Create a powerful profile to convey the image that best represents YOU!
  • Poise and presence
  • The art of introductions
  • International greetings
  • Titles and forms of address
  • The meaning of gestures
  • Elocution, speech patterns and tone of voice
  • Awareness of the messages emitted by your body language
  • Converse like a diplomat
  • Media image, including on-line image
  • Nuances of male and female communication styles
  • It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it!
  • Social Media do’s and taboos
  • Effective correspondence
DAY 2 - MODULE # 2

 LOGISTICS OF HOSTING HIGH-TIER GUESTS AND DIGNITARIES

Corporate private airplane

  • Logistics of orchestrating high-tier events
  • Invitations – Choosing your Stationary Wardrobe
  • Cultural fundamentals when hosting international dignitaries
  • Table decor
  • Supervision of caterers/House Staff/Place Settings/Floral Arrangements
DAY 3 - MODULE #3

 ARRIVALS AND CEREMONIES

  • Arrival of the guests and appropriate ceremonies
  • Hotel/Security briefings
  • The order of introductions
  • Receiving lines and order of precedence
  • Seating arrangements
  • Flag protocol
DAY 4 - MODULE # 4

DINING DIPLOMACY

Server setting table


  • International forms of dining – American/European/Asian
  • Compiling menus and guest lists
  • Various utensil usage
  • Being a wine connoisseur
  • When you are the Master of Ceremonies – Introducing honored guests
  • Diplomatic toasts
  • Choosing the perfect gift
DAY 5 - MODULE #5

STYLE AND SOCIAL ETIQUETTE 

  • Cocktail parties and fundraising events
  • Style and understated elegance
  • Arranging a superb Afternoon Tea event
  • Art and culture appreciation
  • Leisure activities-Equestrian Pursuits/Tennis/Golf

 

Format

Confidential hourly sessions – 36 Hourly Sessions which can be configured to fit your busy lifestyle

Five-Day intensive program presented in the Fall, Winter and Spring

Five-Day Program Includes

Illustrated Workbook, on-site visits where applicable, elegant formal dinner, refreshments and Certification of Attendance

Not included:

  • Transportation from the airport to hotel
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Lunch and dinner (exceptions: Elegant European Formal Dinner and Asian Luncheon)
Who should attend
  • Individuals who wish to interact seamlessly in a global, sophisticated society
  • Companies/Organizations initiating business internationally
  • Embassy/Consulate representatives
  • Government and political representatives
  • Those whom you are grooming for a higher position in your company
  • Event planners
  • Relocation experts
  • Entrepreneurs/Consultants
  • College graduates

 

To Register, please contact us at:
(858)259-8302 – mbjprotocol@gmail.com