As busy and competitive as our lives are today, it’s especially important to be confident in every situation. As an Etiquette Consultant, I will help you with the knowledge and skills you need to make a great first & lasting impression. If you’ve ever felt tongue-tied or too embarrassed to start a conversation, or if you are unsure of which fork to use in a formal setting, I’m eager to work with you.
Etiquette is simply a set of courteous practices used in the effort to make others around us feel more comfortable. Using good business, social and dining decorum will create many new opportunities for you. When you make proper introductions, talk with confidence, and learn to navigate every situation, you will be more at ease and that positive energy will be conveyed to the people around you. You only have one chance to make a great first impressioin so let’s make it your best!
I have vast experience working with a variety of groups and individuals; adults, students, children and those with special needs. I promote courtesy and civility in every aspect of our lives. I love teaching the range of dining skills, business protocols and successful mingling, and I welcome sharing this information and these skills with you.
It will be my pleasure to meet you!
- Andrea Pastore
DAILY ETIQUETTE SOLUTION
Here is a tip about Handshake etiquette: Remember when you shake hands be sure to be firm but not "bone crushing" hard.
January - We had a blast at Maria’s Restaurante in Portland (thanks to Greg Napolitano and the gang!), with an elaborate 6 course meal which included a dining etiquette tutorial. This was a special Happy Birthday celebration, sponsored by Danielle & Heidi, owners of Greener Postures Yoga Studio of South Portland, Maine.
January - Another great time, this time at the Marriott in South Portland. Again a terrific Happy Birthday / etiquette party, this one for Mrs. Bogi Voinea! A fun time with their family and friends!
February – We completed an 8 week structured program called “Manners Matter” with a group of young adults of STRIVE in South Portland, Maine. The group learned all the basics and the program concluded with an awards event.
February – Had a terrific time with the great people at Maine Maritime Academy at their recent “Dining In” Social Event. Here’s to keeping those all important traditions going to keep the Maine Grads a cut above!
February - Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the PATHS program here in Southern Maine! What a terrific program and we look forward to continuing our work with PATHs.
Looking forward to our etiquette classes coming up at the Victoria Mansion (Portland) and our regional Job Fairs as well as the coming adult ed programs throughout the area. View our calendar to see other upcoming events and learn how you can particiapate!