San Diego, CA, May 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- \Atlanta, GA was the setting for a recent five day extensive etiquette training conference attended by Rainbow resident and Certified Etiquette Consultant, Jonnie Fox Flanagan, Founder and Director of The Magnolia School of Etiquette and Protocol. Flanagan flew to Georgia for the “Train the Trainer” program because of the school’s “impressive and prestigious” reputation, says Flanagan.
“I researched many certification and training schools over the past two years and chose The American School of Protocol not only for the intensity and value of the curriculum offered, but for the gracious and southern style with which Founder Peggy Newfield teaches.
Flanagan started The Magnolia School of Etiquette and Protocol in June 2010 and began developing her own custom curriculum after receiving a Certificate of Completion from a California based etiquette company but found the American School of Protocol to be a far more professional and advanced school of training. Flanagan attended the recent training to add further credentials and credibility to her portfolio in an increasingly growing interest in the field of social and dining etiquette by parents, employers, universities, and individuals.
She has taught social and dining etiquette to hundreds of students by offering one-day seminars as well as “after school programs” but since completing the training in Atlanta, Flanagan will be preparing her “new business model” that reflects the successful program taught under the tutelage of Ms. Newfield.
“We have been rapidly losing the ability to interact socially and in the corporate arena because we have not had to use the skills necessary for so doing. Our children have begun texting and playing hand-held devices as early as the first grade. By the time they are teens, they have created a habit of having their heads down and thumbs furiously typing, using no eye contact, mumbling voices and monosyllabic replies to those in their presence. This is Not a good business model for their future.
“I have always been empassioned by the power of etiquette and protocol. I did my high school term paper on the subject back in 1971 so it’s not a “new” interest to me; however, it is certainly a new interest to many and hence, the reason for starting the school”, says Flanagan.
“How you relate, converse, dine, walk, talk, sit, stand, shake hands, cross your legs, and more…Can and Will be judged by a potential employer or client. It can make or break a deal, determine if you are on the invitation list for a special event, or simply give you the confidence and poise necessary to engage in social and business relationships,” says Flanagan.
The Magnolia School of Etiquette and Protocol will be presenting an Etiquette Summer Camp at Linfield Christian School in Temecula from July 25th-July 28th, 2011.
For more information or to register for an event, contact Mrs. Flanagan at: