Sign Up for one of my upcoming Etiquette Classes Today!
Home About Services Blog Media Mentions Contact My Library Register for a class. Login

PRESS RELEASE: Kahler Grand Hotel Etiquette Matters Upcoming Classes

press release Sep 12, 2018

PRESS RELEASE:

OWATONNA, MN, August 24, 2018 - Beginning in late September 2018, Etiquette expert Kim Purscell is bringing her “Art of Etiquette” workshops for children, youth and teens to the Kahler Grand Hotel in Rochester. Purscell will be providing targeted programs with age appropriate material. Programs for children in grades K-5 focus on today’s etiquette, feeling comfortable with peers and adults, dining and communication skills, as well as confidence building, self-esteem activities. Programs for youth in grades 6 to 9 focus on communication, self-presentation, attitude, appearance, sportsmanship, dining and more. Programs for teens in grades 10 to 12 focus on meeting new people, starting and maintaining conversations, interviewing, dining, dating, making good decisions that can govern their future, and much more.

Ms. Purscell, an alumnus of the American School of Protocol and the Protocol School of Washington, has been teaching at private and public schools, colleges, hotels, fine dining establishments, golf and country clubs, as well as for government entities.

“Parents are looking for ways to positively influence their children’s attitudes and approach to life in a society where rudeness and a lack of civility has become a national epidemic” said Purscell. “I founded Etiquette Matters in 2017 with one objective – to set up our children for success both personally now, as well as professionally later – equipping them through social competency, civility, respect and communication skills. More than just good manners, proper etiquette and social skill represents an essential part of an individual's education and plays an integral role in establishing and nurturing relationships. Today educators and social scientists agree that having social intelligence fosters the ability to manage emotions, make good decisions, have a positive influence on others, and handle interpersonal situations constructively and effectively.”

Etiquette Matters LLC is southern Minnesota’s premier etiquette consulting company, that equips individuals with contemporary social skills, confidence, and competitive advantage. To learn more about Etiquette Matters, or to register a student for a workshop that will be held at the Kahler Grand, please visit: www.etiquettematters.us.


Children’s Class for grades K – 5

Friday, October 19th

Kahler Hotel, Rochester, MN

1st class will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM; 
2nd class will be held from 2 PM to 5 PM  Cost:  $85 per person

On October 19th, Kim Purscell of Etiquette Matters will teach the Art of Etiquette for Children for boys and girls in grades 1 - 5.

Children of all ages look forward to receiving gifts. What better gift to give a young child, than the gift of social skills to navigate relationships and social events in a positive manner, with self-confidence and poise?  The Art of Etiquette for Children is designed to teach valuable skills that will never be outdated – exhibiting respect, consideration and honesty towards self and others. The surprising results of learning how to respect others is the development of a healthy self-respect.

Children, will enjoy learning the skills which includes:

  • Everyday Manners: The Importance of Manners and Courtesy, Greetings and Introductions, Handshakes and Eye Contact, Putting Others First
  • Communication Etiquette: Magic Words, Conversation Skills
  • Table Manners: Posture, Place Setting, Being a Gracious Host or Guest, Proper Use of Utensils, Table Conversation.
  • Participants enjoy our signature dining skills dinner, which includes a 3-course meal served with step-by-step dining etiquette instruction. 
  • Parental review and discussion is given during the last 30 minutes.

Menu for Children’s class:  1st course:  Gluten-Free Vegetable Soup; 2nd course: Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast with Cream Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus; 3rd course: Gluten-free chocolate torte. Beverage:  Water and Sparkling Punch

1st class will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM; 2nd class will be held from 2 PM to 5 PM  Cost:  $85 per person

Due to the popularity of this course, your child’s seat in the training is only confirmed once payment is received.  This fee is non-refundable. 

 
 

Youth Class for grades 6  – 9

Kahler Hotel, Rochester, MN

Saturday, September 29th

Girls class will run from 9 AM to 1 PM; 
Boy’s class will run from 2 PM to 6 PM 

Cost:  $90 per person

On September 29th, Kim Purscell of Etiquette Matters will teach Youth Etiquette for Boys and Girls in the 6th, 7th, and 8thgrades.

Youth who practice kindness and respect have stronger self-esteem, enjoy meaningful friendships, and are viewed as leaders. Although youth rarely beg for the opportunity to attend a “manners class”, the participants of this engaging, hands-on course have fun (really!) and leave wanting more. Graduates of the Art of Etiquette for Youth are eager to demonstrate their new skills and share their knowledge with their family and friends.

Youth, will enjoy learning the skills which includes:

  • Everyday MannersGreetings, Introduction of Self and Others, Handshakes, Eye Contact
  • Communication: Making/Engaging in Conversation, Giving/Receiving Compliments
  • Manners Out and About: Being a Gracious Host/Guest, Doors/Elevators/Escalators
  • Image and Grooming: First Impressions, Attire, Body Language
  • Mealtime and Table Manners: Posture, Table Settings, Passing Food, Napkin Placement, Using Utensils Correctly.
  • Participants enjoy our signature dining skills dinner, which includes a 3-course meal served with step-by-step dining etiquette instruction. 
  • Parental review and discussion is given during the last 30 minutes.

Menu for Youth class:  1st course:  Gluten-Free Vegetable Soup; 2nd course:  Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast with Cream Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus; 3rd course: Gluten-free chocolate torte. Beverage:  Water and sparkling punch.

Girls class will run from 9 AM to 1 PM;   Boy’s class will run from 2 PM to 6 PM  Cost:  $90 per person. 

Due to the popularity of this course, your child’s seat in the training is only confirmed once payment is received.  This fee is non-refundable. 

 
 

Teen Class for grades 10 – 12 – Saturday, October 20th

Kahler Hotel, Rochester, MN

Class will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Cost:  $125 per person

On October 20th, Kim Purscell of Etiquette Matters will teach the Art of Etiquette for Teens for boys and girls in grades 10 - 12.

Teens enjoy learning the skills of etiquette through this fun, hands-on course, which includes:

  • Everyday MannersGreetings, Introduction of Self and Others, Handshakes, Eye Contact, Consideration of Others
  • Communication: Making/Engaging in Conversation, Giving/Receiving Compliments, Nonverbal Communication
  • Interviewing skills:  For job/college
  • Digital Diplomacy: Texting, Emails, Social Media
  • Manners Out and About: Being a Gracious Host/Guest, Doors/Elevators/Escalators, Dating Etiquette
  • Gift Giving and Receiving: Invitations, RSVP's, Regrets, Thank You Notes
  • Image and Grooming:  First Impressions, Attire, Confident Body Language
  • Mealtime and Table Manners: Posture, Table Settings, Passing Food, Napkin Placement, Using Utensils Correctly.
  • Participants enjoy our signature dining skills dinner, which includes a 4-course meal served with step-by-step dining etiquette instruction

Menu for Teen class:  1st course:  Tomato Basil Soup; 2nd course: Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast with Cream Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus; 3rd course: Spring Mix, Roasted Pear, Toasted Walnuts, Red Wine Shallot Vinaigrette dressing; 4th course: Gluten-free chocolate torte followed by finger bowl.  Beverage:  water and sparkling punch 

Class will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Cost:  $125 per person

Due to the popularity of this course, your child’s seat in the training is only confirmed once payment is received.  This fee is non-refundable. 

 

Close

50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.