School Interview

Application  complete, teacher recommendations submitted, interview appointment scheduled.  Nervous? You bet. Image converted using ifftoany

Students at any age start to feel some anxiety when it comes down to the personal interview. What will they ask  me? How should I dress? What can I say that will make them pick me? Calm your nerves… Armida Geiger at your service…she will supply you with the necessary skills to survive and succeed the interview process, plus set you apart from the competition. Call and schedule a one on one meeting  prior to your interview date.

Geiger will equip the student with a means to express themselves reverently and help them to  reveal qualities that are appealing to the interviewer.

TIP:  The humble approach will score points.  Focus on the genuine you: get in touch with who you are and your interests.

Contact: adelieschoolofprotocol@comcast.net   call 603-868-7156

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Don’t Ignore the RSVP

Here is some food for thought…You have received an invitation to a dinner/business event.  Read the invitation.   To whom is it addressed?  Unless the invitation is addressed,  ” and guest”,  attend on your own.  Reply as soon as possible.  RSVP or please respond, means you should respond whether you are planning to attend or not.  A reply can be made by phone call, postal mail or email.  Reflect your professional image in your email message.  It is a permanent inerasable document with your name on it and it is a reflection of you and the company you represent.  Be sure to include: date, salutation, short reply and complimentary closing. But most important… send a prompt reply usually within a week.

Job Interview Coaching

During interview coaching clients learn how to make a positive and lasting first impression. Many applicants think of the interview as the time spent during the actual face to face interview either in the office or over lunch.  This time is important, but equally important is how you execute appropriate mannerisms before and after.  If you think of the interview starting from the time you leave home and ending when you leave the interview location, perhaps you may do things differently. I am here to help you acquire the skills for a winning interview. For more information go to Home  Page on the website and click on Interview Coaching.

Knowledge of proper etiquette eases the interview appointment. Adelie School of Protocol is located in New Hampshire.  Certified Etiquette Instructor Armida Geiger. Please call (603) 868-7156 or email politelypolished@hotmail.com

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. JGarland

ASOP

 

Adélie School of Protocol equips clients with refinement of proper manners and social skills. Gaining knowledge of appropriate dress, body language, and communication style combined with execution is central in order to achieve positive results. The client will reap rewards of greater self-confidence and respect of self and others. Allow your professional career, social scene and personal endeavors to become the best they can be!     Contact Armida Geiger via email politelypolished@hotmail.com

Gentlemanly Fraternity at UNH – Durham NH

“You never know when you’ll have to impress someone classier than you,” remarked Michael, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, at the University of New Hampshire. What a true statement. Twenty members of the nation’s largest fraternity, who pride themselves in being gentlemen, were looking for ways to polish up their dining manners and social skills. They turned to Adélie School of Protocol for further instruction and participated in several seminars focused on “How to Be Your Best”. Initial reactions to this decision? “I was dreading this, I really was.” An unsurprising but not very encouraging message. But what were the opinions coming away from the class? “Very fun and laid back” says one member, while another says, “I’ve never felt more like a gentleman”. Dress tips were particularly memorable, as instructor Armida Geiger told the partakers who should wear striped ties and who should stay away from cuffed trousers. As well as dressing, dining and social etiquette, helpful instructions were given on how to catch the attention of a prospective employer, a friend and the overall respect of others. A student’s way of putting it? “A knowledgeable and priceless lesson of the fine arts and chivalry”.

Article written by Catherine Geiger

 

Sigma Phi Epsilon - etiquette seminar participants- http://www.sigepunh.edu

 

Additional story found at The UNH Connection, published by the University of New Hampshire Alumni Association. 

 

Manners on the Go – Homeschool Group has Breakfast Etiquette

Manners on the Go – Homeschoolers  learn table manners

Mary L.  Caulfield and Armida A. Geiger, certified etiquette instructors from the Adelie School of Protocol in Durham, New Hampshire take their table manners class on the road to Milton, New Hampshire.   A wonderful group of home-school children doned their finest and each student toted a complete china place setting including utensils, beverage glasses and linen napkin.  The two hour class was a combination  of  table etiquette and everyday social manners for children ages 6-12.  Parents stepped right up and volunteered to cook and serve the brunch menu. Wearing white shirts and black slacks, they played the part of server and everyone had a great time.  Eggs strata, french toast and fresh fruit cups were  some of the 5-course menu items. 

children partake in Good Manners Program

children partake in Good Manners Program

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, homeschool groups, choirs,  youth groups or birthday parties can enjoy a manners class by incorporating everyday manners and  table etiquette into a  fun- filled event.

Contact via email: adelieschoolofprotocol@comcast.net or call 603-868-7156

Proud Grandparent Shares Granddaughter’s Dining Etiquette Class

To the Editor: Armida A. Geiger shares  letter received after a table etiquette class, “Pass the Peas, Please”  held  at the Governor’s Inn.

It is written by Sue Murphy of Rochester, a grandmother of a student of Adelie School of Protocol. Murphy writes, “I wanted to share the dinner experience I had with my granddaughter on  Wednesday night after her table etiquette class at The Governor’s Inn in Rochester, New Hampshire.

“She comes to my house every Wednesday for dinner, so that particular night I suggested we eat in my dining room with candles, good silver, place mats, China, etc. Oh, and wine glasses … mine for wine and hers for milk. She was very explicit about how to set the table and the order to eat the ‘two’ courses. (I am not The Governor’s Inn!) Salad first … and the salad plate had to be on a dinner plate.

“I was instructed how to properly open my napkin ‘under the table’ and that I was not to start until she, the hostess, started to eat. And I could not have a sip of my wine until she took a sip of her milk. Oh, and I was reminded that I could only have refills on the water, not the wine. (That must have been because they could only have one glass of soda?) Once we finished our salad she immediately asked me if I had any sorbet. I did not … but she reminded me that we had chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer and we could use that to ‘cleanse our pallets.’ (We did not …)

“During the main course she told me how if one didn’t care for the meal to occasionally stir and poke the food a little so the hostess would not feel bad that you might not like her meal. Good idea! When my granddaughter finished eating or she had decided she didn’t want to finish, she announced that I had to stop eating because she, the hostess, was finished. ‘When the hostess is finished, everyone else has to stop eating even if they are still hungry.’ (Not sure about that one!)

“When we rose to leave the dinner table she showed me how to crumple my napkin a little and leave it next to the dinner plate. If you are at a restaurant, leave the napkin on your seat if you have to leave to go the bathroom so the waiter knows you will be back, she informed me. “It was a memorable evening for me and I think your school of etiquette is a wonderful idea! I will continue to have our Wednesday night meals in the dining room and practice the good manners she learned. Thank you!”