PROGRAMS

FOCUS PROGRAMS FOR MEMBERS & COMMUNITY BELOW

Ray of Light Central:

  • Daughters of Esther
  • Young Men of Distinction & 
  • Little Jewels

It is a proven fact that polished manners can generate a good image for students in their school environment, personal life and future business relationships. Littles Jewels Etiquette program for teenagers and young adults will provide them with the tools they need to be successful.

Social skills are the great equalizer; good social skills transcend social class, economic status, achievement and race. Studies at Harvard, Standard Research institute, and the Carnegie Foundation, support this statement, finding that 85% of future success depends on social skills.

THE LITTLE JEWELS “Enrichment Training Program for Success and Leadership”  has been developed to give teens  the knowledge, skills and values they need to deal effectively with the demands of their everyday lives, and to successfully adapt to an increasingly complex global community. Our program challenges and empowers students by providing them with the confidence, motivation, and enthusiasm necessary to impact their own lives and the lives around them.

ENRICHMENT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SUCCESS AND LEADERSHIP

THE LITTLE JEWELS workshops for high school and college students  teach students the rules of basic etiquette and good manners; polish their social and communication skills; help them to appreciate their good points and concentrate on developing them; develop their confidence in their knowledge and ability to handle new situations with ease; help them become more effective in their lives; and, prepare them to be tomorrow’s leaders in the global marketplace and citizens of the world. This program is also available for private lessons. Following are topics covered in the workshops:

I. FIRST IMPRESSIONS     

Good impressions and greetings, how to shake hands with confidence, how to make proper introductions, how to walk, sit and stand with confidence, dressing appropriately for the occasion, personal grooming tips, expressing positive body language, and how to cultivate a pleasing voice.

II. BASIC ETIQUETTE AND GOOD MANNERS

Everyday basic etiquette, respect and courtesy in private and in public, where to walk, when it is appropriate to stand, the etiquette of public places (sidewalks, elevators, escalators, stairs), sports etiquette, telephone etiquette, and general cell phone rules.

III. CONVERSATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Develop confidence in meeting new people, conversation and listening skills, basic conversation principles, how to remember names, how to give and receive compliments, techno-etiquette, social networking dos and don’ts,  and how to write thank- you notes.

IV. LEADERSHIP AND LIFE SKILLS

Presentation skills, leadership qualities, planning and team building skills, learning how to deal with different types of people, confidence-building exercises, setting goals, and more.

V.  NETWORKING AND INTERVIEWING

This workshop prepares students for networking and interviewing for jobs and colleges. It covers networking dos and dont’s, 15-second self-introductions, food and drink etiquette at social events, preparing for college and job interviews, cover letters, resumes and follow-up calls and thank-you notes.

VI. DINING SKILLS AND TABLE MANNERS TUTORIAL AT A RESTAURANT

Brief pointers on table manners, seating the lady at the table, understanding place settings, napkin placement and use, using the china, crystal and silver, Continental and ZIg Zag (American) dining, how to eat various foods, the silent service code, conversation at the table, and guidelines for tipping.

 

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