The Way You Present Yourself Is Key To Being Heard

Does it really just take a few seconds to make a lasting first impression? How important is it to present yourself well, and communicate effectively one-on-one or in a group? What are the merits of a strong communicator?

Projecting confidence in communication is a key life skill for success. The Protocol Academy invites tweens and teens to join its 10-week Effective Communication Program, designed to further develop the essential skills to become a more poised, self-assured and fluid communicator.

This program, including both oral and written communication curriculum, is low-stress, supportive, collaborative and interactive with peers. Covered skill sets in the first section of the series include: The Art of Small Talk; Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication and Cues; The Importance and Impact of Written Communication; Communicating in the Digital World; Critical Thinking; Feedback Essentials; and Negotiation Skills.

The second part of the program concentrates on learning, sequencing, practicing and presenting various speeches. Themes include: Personal, Motivational, Inspirational, Gratitude, Aspirational, Persuasive, Informative, Tribute and Impromptu. All speech writing is done and presented in class.

Throughout the series, students learn and participate via interactive activities. Such as: games, role-play, small group team building activities, improvisation, self-observation and solo speaking. Get Your Communication Skills On! Presented by Daily Protocol.

Student testimonials from Effective Communication classes:

“This is the best class ever and I just want to tell everyone!”

“I liked the impromptu speech because we made it up on the spot which was challenging and fun.”

“All of these were important to me: critical thinking, negotiating, thinking on my feet, making proper requests and giving good feedback. I also liked all the speeches we gave.”


Walk Into That Interview With Confidence!

Just how do you set yourself apart from all the other candidates applying for that one job that you think you’re perfect for? What should you do when you’re in the lobby waiting for your interview? Who sits down in the interview first? How long should you wait to follow-up with the manager after the interview?

Interviewing for a job takes a lot of work, from start to finish. Then what to do once you’ve accepted the position? Tweens and teens are invited to join The Protocol Academy’s Job Interview Skills Workshop to learn how to prepare, practice, and acquire these important and fundamental skills.

In this low-stress yet highly interactive class, students learn proper interview preparation and research, résumé and cover letter writing, and appropriate forms of follow-up. In addition, critical communication (personal and technology-focused), wardrobe, hiring manager expectations, thank you notes, and new job expectations are taught. Among their peers, students also learn through participatory interview role-play and improvisation. Students are welcome to bring résumés. As you’re thinking about your job future, learn the advantages that can make the difference. Get Your Job Skills On! Presented by Daily Protocol.

Student testimonials from Children’s Etiquette programs:

“I benefitted the most from the role play we did with actual interviews. Some of the questions were hard to answer quickly! That was really good practice for me for the real world. I also enjoyed understanding how to put together my resume correctly.”

“I wanted to tell you I got into the school of my choice! Your interview skills class helped me be calm, confident and think through my answers. I just want to say thank you!”

“I would like to take another interview class before I start my job search next summer. All the exercises made me realize how important it is to be prepared for job interviews.”


A Fun Approach To Social Self-Awareness & Finessed Dining Skills

Intuitive social skills bring confidence in anticipating new situations in your daily life as well as your future. This includes understanding how to introduce your peers or elders, knowing how your non-verbal communication affects others, realizing how important cyber etiquette is, and possessing finessed dining skills. The Protocol Academy invites tweens and teens to its Personal Communication and Dining Essentials Workshop.

It’s a fun-filled and highly participatory class, with subjects and issues specifically designed for this age group. Such as: Proper Meet/Greet/Introductions; Conversation/Communication Strategies and Cues; Affect Communication; Polite and Meaningful Conversation; Active Listening; Cyber Civility and Etiquette, and Mobile and Phone Politeness. In addition, the program includes: Proper Dining Posture; 3-Course Dining Essentials; Napkin/Linen Protocol; Utensil Protocol and Usage; Styles of Dining; Acceptable Table Manners; and Polite Dining Conversation. A three-course meal will be served.

This lively workshop is rich in role-play, discussion, self and peer observation, and hands-on learning. Tweens and teens will gain an edge in social self-awareness and the discerning dining skills needed for everyday life. Get Your Etiquette On! Presented by Daily Protocol.

We accommodate students’ dietary needs. Please advise instructor of food allergies or aversions.

Student testimonials from Personal Communication and Dining Essentials workshops:

“I really liked the activities about not gossiping behind other people’s backs.”

“I liked learning about cyber civility.”

“My favorite thing that I learned was learning about how to receive a compliment graciously!”

“I never thought about how my dining manners matter. Now I realize they matter. This was a great class to learn about dining and also about good conversation skills.”


For Sixth Graders Preparing For The Larger Etiquette Environment

In any social situation, there is always the anticipation and excitement of “the event.” The heart beats a little faster thinking about the fun that lies ahead. Understanding the nuances of social graces and how to confidently glide through the event with ease lead to a successful and joyous occasion. The Protocol Academy presents its Simply Complementary series, a fun and personalized eight-week etiquette program for sixth graders.

In a small, active-based classroom setting, this course is designed to further prepare students for the larger etiquette environment. Students learn through insightful role-play, lively games, and hands-on activities that reinforce the importance of social etiquette, charm and polish.

The first four sessions comprise detailed Dining Essentials: Proper Table Posture; 3-Course Dining Basics; Napkin & Utensil Protocol; The Fundamentals & Manners Of A Polite Diner; Styles Of Dining; Handling Dining Situations With Grace; and Dining In Small And Large Groups.

The second four weeks includes in-depth Social Etiquette: The Art of Making Proper Introductions; Being A Polite Conversationalist & Listener; Awareness Of Non-Verbal Language Cues; Polite & Proper Behavior At Social Gatherings; Host & Guest Protocol; and Social Courtesies: Respect, Graciousness & Thoughtfulness. Get Your Etiquette On! Presented by Daily Protocol.

We accommodate students’ dietary needs. Please advise instructor of food allergies or aversions.

Student testimonials from Simply Complementary classes:

“I liked learning about the different ways of how to silently talk.”

“It was fun learning incorrect etiquette because it taught us what not to do.”

“I liked learning about all the rules for wearing hats, those rules were complex!”

“One big thing I learned and am practicing is to say ‘yes’ instead of ‘yah’.”

“I enjoyed the lessons on learning to make small talk with many different types of people in many situations.”

“I now understand how important it is to really look other people in the eyes when you have a conversation and greet them.”


Grandparents, Seniors, Parents, Tweens and Teens, Unite!

Ever wonder if you can do something to get your grandchildren to talk to you more often? Do you wish you could help bring back manners among the younger generations? Do you wonder why texting is so popular? Are the old forms of communicating as effective as modern communication? How do you bridge that gap and communicate meaningfully all the while?

There are nuances and cues for all forms of communication. Join The Protocol Academy and Technology 4 Life in their Communicating Across The Generations Workshop, a ground-breaking concept to unite the generations in communication through technology and social etiquette!

In this 3.5 hour innovative, hands-on, energetic, mixed generation workshop, it’s a melding of old and new forms of communication. The session begins with the generations together, and then the class goes into same generation break-out groups. Tweens and teens learn esteemed life skills in deference, courtesy, thoughtfulness, and graciousness in areas such as: Meet/Greet/Introduction Essentials; The Art of Small Talk; and Conversation and Communication Verbal and Non-Verbal Cues. There is an abundance of role-play and solo/group observations. Adults will bring with them smart phones or iPads and learn how to text, send photos via email, take videos, and use social media, along with learning the rules of online communication and privacy.

In the second part of the session, the two generations pair up and demonstrate to each other their newly-learned skills. The younger generation will present the value of strong personal communication, and the two generations will partner up and practice texting and social media together. Bring your friends, grandparents, neighbors, grandchildren, and bridge the generations. Get Your Communication On! Presented by Daily Protocol.

Teen students and parent testimonials from Communicating Across Generations workshops:

“I thought the class was really fun! Three hours sounded like a long time but it flew by. I learned SO much and I liked testing our skills in the end and being able to exchange what we knew with the other group.”

“My daughter truly had a blast and wants to do this class again!.You have a gift! If you can get her talking, I’ll sign her up a million times more. This is just what she needs. Thanks again.”

“I loved interacting with the adults and teaching them how to use technology.”

“Grounded as it is in timeless principles, etiquette enables us to face whatever the future may bring with strength of character and integrity.” – Emily Post