Presenter: Cynthia Ely,
We are now living in a time where technology rules, and social rules have become relaxed. Texting has given birth to a new language, and our relaxed way of being has created some pretty bad behavior. These breaches of etiquette have now seeped into our schools, businesses, boardrooms and yes, even churches.
Etiquette, or good manners is essential in both our personal and professional life. Whether talking to a coworker, meeting with a client, or planning a business meeting, one should navigate these activities with elegance and grace. The art of graciousness will create strong relationships, increase business, and leave a powerful impression.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to
- Create a powerful business image.
- Conduct a business meeting.
- Effectively deal with a challenging audience.
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Cynthia L.S. Ely, is determined to fill that void. Fueled by her deep faith in God and the "good inheritance" her parents bequeathed her - respect for others, receptiveness to multi-culturalism, appreciation of the arts, and emphasis on experiential as well as book learning - Ms. Ely founded The Refinement Studio, a welcoming, interactive setting within which people of all ages can learn how to navigate social interactions with grace and polish.OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
A graduate of Hampton University, she holds a degree in English Arts and has completed graduate-level studies in Management and Organization Development at the Rochester Institute of Technology. A classical music devotee, Ms. Ely studied trumpet at the Eastman School of Music and completed classes in clay, sketching and photography at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Ms. Ely is on the board of directors of the Soper-Wheeler Company, a one hundred-year-old tree farming company based in California.
No matter what you do in life Ms. Ely believes: "The legacy you leave behind is how you present yourself to others."