From Military to Civilian Career Transition – What You Need to Know

  ​Listen at www.blogtalkradio.com/moderncivility to hear Cynthia Lett and Tom Wolfe (author of Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition) talk about what is necessary for Veterans to know about their next step in their careers and what business owners who hire them need to keep in mind.  They talk about […]

Can I Get Fired for Bad Manners?

Pointing is confrontational, aggressive and belittling.   The person who is pointed at will become defensive and further conversation is unlikely to be positive.   There are many companies which hold high standards for customer service and expectation that their employees will follow through on executing those standards.  When you don’t, your job is at […]

How to Instantly Connect with Anyone

Wouldn’t you agree that life is all about quality connections? Our success, happiness and well-being are largely the by products of our ability to get along well with others and cultivate positive relationships. Below is a checklist of ingredients that we discuss in our communication and interpersonal relationships workshops. You can see more information on […]

Amazing Grace Culinary and Etiquette Program Final Banquet

Last Saturday, June 22, The Amazing Grace Culinary and Etiquette Program held its final banquet luncheon to show off what the children in the program had learned. A delicious four-course lunch was served which was prepped by the students and their professional Chef teachers. Each student hosted their own table with family and friends in […]

What’s New for 2012?

      I know it seems silly to be asking “What’s new for 2012?” in mid February but since I (Cynthia Lett, Editor)  have been under the weather since late December, 2011 and am just now ready to tackle the year with energy and clarity of mind and purpose, I am going to pretend that […]

The Five Skills Students Need To Be Successful In Business

For a while I have been interested in how to teach students before they reach high school the skills they will need to be successful in their social and work lives. This article by Heather Wolpert-Gawron who teaches middle school language arts and coaches speech and debate in California’s San Gabriel Unified School District, caught […]

Register Now for Business Etiquette, Dining Skills & International Protocol Seminars

We have released our schedule of open registration seminars for September-December, 2011. In Bethesda, Maryland at the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center September 12: Boardroom Polish – Business Etiquette & Entertaining Dining Skills for the Savvy Professional Dinner/Dining Tutorial October 17-18: Managing Protocol Issues 2-day Seminar including four course luncheon dining tutorial November 17: Boardroom […]

First Impressions Count at Parent University

Help your child navigate their social world. Good manners may be the key to your child’s social success. On May 9 from 7:15- 8:30 pm – Ms. Cynthia W. Lett, Certified Etiquette Professional and Executive Director of the International Society of Protocol & Etiquette Professionals will share her insights on how to help your child […]

First Impressions Count!

The Lett Group with Susan M. Abrams, CCC-SLP is offering a new course. First Impressions Count! Social Etiquette Training for 11-15 year-olds with Asperger’s & High Functioning Autism Cynthia Lett, Certified Etiquette Professional & Susan Abrams, M.A.,CCC-SLP are now offering a new program to focus on social skills for children ages 11-15 with Asperger’s & […]