San Diego, CA, July 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Civility and manners are as important today as they ever were and we are often judged by something as simple as how we hold our fork to the strength of our handshake. Many families struggle to find time at the dinner table with the entire family – the place where most dining etiquette would be discussed or taught.
In today’s fast-paced, high-tech and increasingly busy lifestyle…manners…or worse yet, the lack thereof, are becoming a lost art. With families on the run to meetings, sports events, school affairs, office and travel…children and young adults are learning very little when it comes to simple and basic social graces and dining etiquette.
We are living in the “techno-age” using cell phones inappropriately and brandishing hurtful emails with a click of the “Send” button. We vigorously text the entire time someone is having a conversation with us…distantly nodding with monosyllabic replies as though we are a thousand miles away.
The Magnolia School of Etiquette is committed to teaching the art of southern-style manners and the development of comportment that exudes kindness, grace, and generosity of spirit to adolescents and adults. The South is world-famous for their gracious and proper manners. At The Magnolia School of Etiquette, we are delighted to teach the standard rules of social, dining, and business etiquette, combined with the gentle and unpretentious hospitality of the Deep South.
Participants will gain confidence and an improved sense of self-esteem through our interactive and informative classes using role-play, multi-media, workbooks, and props.
The Magnolia School of Etiquette was founded by Jonnie Fox Flanagan. Jonnie was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where she enjoyed exquisite dining at famous and fabulous restaurants such as Brennans, Arnauds, Commander’s Palace, Emeril’s and the original “Ruth’s” Chris Steak House during her 35 years in the South.
Before moving to San Diego, CA. Her professional background included advertising and media relations for NBC affiliate WDSU-TV, Clear Channel radio affiliate WQUE-FM, CitiBusiness Business Journal and serving as Corporate Sales Manager for the New Orleans Saenger Performing Arts Theatre. She was also employed as Executive Assistant to Vice President of Business Operations for the NBA franchise, New Orleans Jazz.
In these highly publicized employment opportunities, Jonnie was inspired by the traditional Southern hospitality, social graces and art of fine dining that permeates the uniquely historic and festive “City of New Orleans”.
With comprehensive training and tutelage under Sue Fox, Founder of Etiquette Survival, author, and one of the leading etiquette education experts in the country, Jonnie founded The Magnolia School of Etiquette.
They offer etiquette enrichment classes with emphasis on social graces, dining formality and old fashioned southern manners, to K-12 schools, community centers, various groups and private individuals.