College life is exciting! It is all about learning, and not just in the classroom. It is an entirely new culture for those leaving home for the first time and entering college life. It is important for the incoming student to learn campus etiquette: how to show consideration for their roommates, classmates, student leaders and professors; respecting the campus, classroom, library, dormitory, parking, etc. …the rules of engagement that all freshmen need to know.
Helping students transition
Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc. offers the following popular college programs. Please use these listings only as a guide as most seminars are customized to suit your college’s needs. To ensure the maximum benefit, seminars are available at the location of your choice. To customize any of these programs for your students, please call us at (843)207-1025.
Sportsmanship – Manners In and Out of the Arena
Sportsmanship by definition means manners in the arena. However on today’s team, manners must extend beyond the game. The professional appearance and behavior of your athletes has the potential to be the best brand image for your college or university. The ideal representation of your athletes is symbolic of all your students as competitors, champions, winners and modern day heroes. Polish is a skill and can be taught. So go ahead, get in the game. Teach your athletes to play with integrity in and out of the arena.
The Art of Listening- The Heart of Student Leadership
According to the US Department of Labor, it is estimated that of the total time we spend in communication, 55% is devoted to listening. Listening, of course, is the polite thing to do. It is not just a skill, but an art, a lost art. It is not only the foundation of all good conversation, but also for building relationships both professionally and personally. But even more importantly, listening is how we expand our world. Everything starts with a voice. Listen up! Learn more
Attitude….The Altitude of Student Leadership
The way you treat people is not about who they are, but rather all about who you are. Your manners and etiquette are not just actions…they are an attitude…an attitude that is closely related to your self-confidence, your position in business and personal life, as well as your ability to build successful relationships, teams…organizations. This program covers six points to help improve attitudes.
From College to the Real World: First Impressions
Enhance your ability to make a powerful and positive first impression using body language, eye contact, handshake, poise, posture and the lost art of manners. These are all components of successful business and personal savvy. Your ability to handle yourself with style and grace is part of the new measure of success. Learn More
From College to the Real World: The Successful Interview
In today’s highly competitive, global environment landing the desired job requires more than academics and experience. It requires the skill of polish companies are looking for when filling employment opportunities. This skill is part of the silent skill set and something that you can not put on the resume.
This program is also offered online. Click here to learn about the online program.
From College to the Real World: The Etiquette Basics of Being Part of a Corporate Team
This dynamic presentation deals with the eight basic rules of office etiquette including the art of listening, how you speak, being courteous, respecting privacy, being on time and more. These are the foundation of team building with your coworkers and relationship building with your customers. How you handle yourself and motivate those around you is a critical factor in the longevity and advancement of your career.
From College to the Real World: Networking Etiquette For The New Professional
This program is designed to help you become the polished individual, savvy in the social skills that make a professional impression. To grow professionally, you first have to grow personally. Learn the art of conversation, business card protocol, how to work a room and more social skills that are a prerequisite to succeeding in your personal and professional life.
Looking the Part – From College Casual to Professional Dress
Statistics show how we appear speaks more about us and is more important sometimes than what we verbally have to say. Understand the dos and don’ts of looking your best with your clothes and power accessories. Learn what is proper and appropriate dress for everything from business casual to white tie.
From The College Cafeteria To The Business Power Lunch
There are studies that indicated over one half of all business is done over the dining table. The business lunch is still the favored meal meeting. This program focuses on the meeting etiquette and proper dining manners necessary to be successful.
Charleston School of Protocol® Professional Savvy Series
Professional Table Manners For the Career Bound College Student – Online Training Method
Cindy Speaking to College Students on The Million Dollar Meal
There is no greater honor in this year of FLA than having the opportunity to hear you speak. Your session is truly a highlight for all FLA members and something all of us leaders mention to business freshmen when we try to sell them on applying for the our program. I am eternally grateful the Horace Tucker asked you to speak to the first FLA class and even more grateful that you continue to bless us with your presence year after year. Thank you so much Cindy! This testimonial was unsolicited and taken with permission from a thank you note.
"I am a USC student who had the privilege of being at your presentation. It was so great to see someone like you remind and teach us about the importance of etiquette - it does, in truth, speak louder than our words. Besides a teacher of etiquette, you are a great motivator. Needless to say, I did learn many things yesterday which will help me better navigate the social aspect of my business ventures."
"It was a pleasure listening to you speak again at the Florida Leadership Academy. You have branded yourself so beautifully and have a great talent of inspiring others; I use your advice everyday and it has helped me develop tremendously and gain confidence. I just want to say thank you and I will always remember your teachings."
"I truly "Appreciate" you and your organization for supporting Allen University. Cindy, you not only interacted and engaged with our students but you provided useful material and shared your expertise and insight. The students expressed rave reviews in the workshop evaluations. You are a measure of success, As Maya Angelou says: "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it!" Please know that I look forward to continuing to build our relationship with Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette to better assist our students. Thanks so much for all you do!"
"I am a mentor for the Florida Leadership Academy this year. Today was the fourth time I have heard your presentations and I just wanted to send my appreciation for what you do. You have been one of the highlights of the program each semester. Thank you!"
"I've been putting my new knowledge of shaking hands and sitting to good use! Thank you for offering such a wonderful course to our school. I really enjoyed taking your class."
"I thoroughly enjoyed your business etiquette class this semester. Thank you again for your help as I am sure I will use what your taught us for the rest of my career."
"Your etiquette presentation in our Applied Leadership class was a great way to tie together many of the concepts we covered. The students felt there was real value in what you offered, and encouraged me to include you in future classes."
Ms. Cynthia Grosso has spoken to my Fitness students for the past 6 years. Each time I have Ms. Grosso speak, my students share their enjoyment and enlightenment from the information that is presented. Typically I have Ms. Grosso speak at the beginning of the program, concerning professionalism and a second visit to speak on interview techniques. Some of the comments that I have received include: “Wow, what a dynamic speaker.” “Ms. Grosso is a motivating and inspiring speaker, will she be speaking to us again?” I have personally known Cindy for almost 25 years. She is dedicated to her family, friends and her professional code of ethics. I would highly recommend Cindy if you are looking to bring your team, or business to a higher level of excellence!
When I think of doing things the right way and treating others with respect, I think of Cindy Grosso. She teaches the Golden Rule, that is, treating others the way you want to be treated. Cindy is the epitome of professionalism, and it has been my privilege to collaborate with her on many projects in my capacity as the Executive Director of the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics at The Citadel, where we focus on developing principled leaders. She teaches you how to act with grace under pressure, and she makes it fun.
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