"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use." - Winston Churchill
Educating manners can help young people to succeed in the future for several reasons:
Good manners create a positive impression: People who have good manners are perceived as more likable, trustworthy, and professional. This can help to make a good impression on others, which can lead to opportunities in one's personal and professional life.
Good manners facilitate communication: When people have good manners, they're more likely to be able to communicate effectively with others. This can help to build relationships, resolve conflicts, and negotiate successfully.
Good manners are a sign of respect: Showing respect for others through good manners is an important aspect of building positive relationships. When one shows respect for others, they're more likely to show respect for that person, which can lead to better interactions and more positive outcomes.
Good manners can lead to better networking opportunities: When people have good manners they're more likely to make a good impression on others and build stronger relationships. This can lead to better networking opportunities, which can be key to success in many fields.
Good manners can help to navigate different cultures and situations: Good manners often vary depending on the culture or situation. By learning about and practicing good manners, one'll be better equipped to navigate different cultures and situations, which can be especially valuable if that person travels or works with people from different backgrounds.
Good manners are a sign of self-discipline and self-control: Having good manners often requires self-discipline and self-control. This means being able to avoid impulsive or thoughtless behavior, which is often seen as a sign of maturity and professionalism.
Good manners demonstrate professionalism: Good manners are often seen as a sign of professionalism, which can be important in many fields. It can help to gain the respect and trust of your colleagues and supervisors, which can lead to greater opportunities for advancement.
Good manners can make stand out in a competitive job market: In today's job market, many people have similar qualifications and experience, but those who have good manners may be more likely to stand out and get hired.
Good manners can help to build relationships with clients and customers: In many fields, building positive relationships with clients and customers is essential to success. Good manners can help to make a good impression on these individuals, which can lead to repeat business and positive word-of-mouth.
Good manners can improve an overall quality of life: Good manners can help to build positive relationships, resolve conflicts, and navigate different situations with greater ease. This can lead to a more enjoyable and fulfilling life overall.
Good manners can help to be more successful in the personal life too: In the personal life, good manners can help to build strong and healthy relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners. It can also help to be more successful in social and professional interactions, which can lead to greater satisfaction and happiness in life.
Good manners can help to maintain a positive personal brand: The personal brand is the image that one presents to the world, and it can have a big impact on our professional success.
In summary, manners are a sign of respect and courtesy, they facilitate communication and networking, they help to navigate different cultures and situations, and they are a sign of self-discipline and self-control. By educating manners, one will be equipped with the tools to make a positive impact on others and to succeed in life.
At La Classe, we understand that manners are not just about knowing which fork to use, they are about showing respect and building positive relationships. That's why we offer a contemporary program (Train the Trainer if needed) that includes not only traditional manners but also addresses contemporary challenges such as social media self-presentation awareness, virtual communication etiquette and safety, and emotional intelligence.
At La Classe, we believe that etiquette and manners are essential to success in today's world. Our tailor-made training programs are designed to help to achieve your goals.
Contact us today to learn more about our contemporary manners training programs.
Pr. Jean D'Aix