Are you ready?

Be noticed and set yourself apart from the competition. Executives on all levels can add to their value by increasing their soft skills.

Don’t get left behind! Act today and learn how to present yourself in a positive professional manner.

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Dining Skills

Managing silverware  and table manners are covered in this training  enabling the participant to easily navigate their way around a dining experience whether casual or formal. This seminar can be presented with or without a dining tutorial and can be customized to meet the clients requirements.  This in-depth training covers seating guidelines, who covers the check at business dinners/lunches, guest duties, host duties, and more.   Approximately 3-4 hours but can be customized to your time and budget.

Participants will be instructed in correct table manners with this dining tutorial. Ms. Hornback presents dining skills from beginning to end of this dining experience from how to take one’s seat to where the napkin is placed when the meal is finished.  This training is typically two hours but can be condensed to 1.5 hours.  Depending on your needs and time allotment, an Etiquette Dining event and a Segment on Business Etiquette can be combined into a presentation to train your employees, sales staff, executive staff, or students. 

Dining Etiquette is a valuable tool for all professionals who dine with clients, colleagues, or prospective employers.  

This tutorial can be customized to your needs and can be a wonderful experience for families, fraternities, sororities, Mother – Daughter Banquets, women’s retreats.

Dining Skills – training 

*All seminars can be customized to your personal needs or the needs of your company.*

Etiquette dinner or luncheon

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Business Etiquette

Polish your professional image and present yourself with class, confidence and authority.  Soft skills are becoming increasingly significant not only in corporate America but also in the global arena.  A survey conducted by two University of Massachusetts economists found that 86 percent of employers considered them to be among their most important hiring criteria.   Are you ready?

Both dining skills and business protocol and etiquette are addressed in this six - seven hour training session to help you elevate yourself in the  competitive business community. Topics include: 

• Handshaking 
• Making an Entrance 
• Introductions
• Eye Contact
• Mingling/Networking
• Effective Business Meal Strategies
• Managing your Silverware 

A less extensive training session can be designed to cover topics of your choice. Contact Ms. Hornback to create your individual training program that focuses on your group's desired outcome and time allowance.

Elevate Yourself

• Styles of Eating
• Host/ Guest Responsibilities
• Receiving Line
• Dining Dos and Don’ts
• Expand your Global Recognition
• Business Card Protocol
• And more ... 

*All seminars can be customized for your needs and interests.*

International Etiquette

*All seminars can be customized for your needs and interests.*

 International business awareness 

This training is for anyone whose job requires communicating, negotiating and socializing in the global marketplace. We must be a well informed ambassador for the firm we represent, equipped with a knowledge and understanding of the business and social customs of the persons with whom we are negotiating.

This training will teach you how to present yourself with class, confidence, and in a professional manner in the international arena.

Marie Hornback was born and raised in England and learned first-hand the practices of etiquette and protocol. Ms. Hornback’s father was an officer in the Royal Navy and had the opportunity to dine with royalty on several occasions.

Ms. Hornback is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington®, the leader in etiquette and protocol services. The training received in addition to 13 years of experience has equipped Ms. Hornback as an effective trainer, public speaker, and etiquette consultant.

Ms. Hornback presents seminars on Protocol and Etiquette, Dining Skills, Social Skills and International Protocol & Etiquette. Presentations can be customized for your group (large or small), your budget and time. Etiquette dinners or lunches/brunches are a popular request at businesses, corporations, universities, colleges, sororities and fraternities.

Ms. Hornback has been featured in the Northern Colorado Business Report, the Colorado Business Report, the Loveland Reporter-Herald, and The Compass (Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce monthly publication) as the volunteer of the month.

Ms. Hornback will be happy to discuss a program to suit your organization’s needs and expectations. 970-222-7675



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