Have you ever given a toast? Whether it is a wedding, birthday, or other exciting celebration, a well thought toast truly highlights one’s wit and thoughtfulness. Giving a toast is synonymous for giving a gift, especially if it is well thought out and meaningful to the recipient. While it may seem overwhelming at first, there […]
It is inevitably that time of year which is quite bittersweet. The end of the summer means it is time to press pause on pool days and adjust to a busy, school schedule. While this may seem hectic and exhausting, it is also a time to start completely fresh start which allows one to adapt […]
Have you ever had an unpleasant travel experience? From loud cell phones to overbearing tour groups and even nagging photo ops, it can be difficult to know how to behave during travel. Minding your manners on vacations may seem mundane, however it is astoundingly important in making your experience significantly more enjoyable.
Potentially the most hectic […]
In today’s culture, social media is ultimately an incredible tool. Outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have become primary sources for news and current events. Instagram allows individuals who live on opposite sides of the world to share their lives with each other through photos. While these social media sources act as beneficial communication channels, […]
Knowing when to wear what to an event can be quite confusing. Between the words black tie, white tie, formal, and semi-formal, it is often difficult to distinguish between each of these terms. But despite how similar they may seem, each standard of dress has its own unique requirements. It is critical to decipher between […]
In today’s society, the standard for success in the job market is “A good education, good connections, and a good suit.” But without a perfect balance of superior interview skills and essential etiquette, you have no way of standing out in a pool of worthy candidates. Presenting yourself in a graceful yet dignified manner allows […]
While we are already significantly emerged in this new year, it is so important to strive to abide by your New Year’s resolution to practice good manners. Below are a few tips to put to use in your day to day life in 2019.
Let someone go in front of you in a line
Ten Best-Mannered People of 2018
NLJC NAMES TEN BEST-MANNERED PEOPLE OF 2018
(CHARLOTTE, NC)— Drew Brees, selected for his exemplary conduct both on and off the field heads “Ten Best-Mannered People” list published by the National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC).
“The selections are made based on each person’s commitment to honor, dignity, and mannerly conduct,” […]
The month of December is often characterized by the busyness of gifting, dinner parties, and other celebrations. And so often we fall victim to the trend of filling our schedules and neglecting the essential spirit of the holidays: peace and blessings.
One way to emphasize this season is to embrace holiday traditions. Whether that’s going to […]
A foundational element within the National League of Junior Cotillions curriculum is learning to be a proper guest at an event. A key component is being able to enter into the spirit of the party. This means observing all of the appropriate courtesies necessary to achieve the status of being a well-rounded guest. One can […]