How to be a Modern Gentleman

Written by Christopher4 months ago

So you want to learn how to navigate through modern society in a gentlemanly behaviour and be the best man that you can be. Learn how to become an expert conversationalist, master at presentation skills, and perfect your personal impact through body language, fashion and style. Here is how.

Debrett’s in London is a professional coaching company, publisher and authority on modern etiquette. Through Debrett’s Academy they offer a handfull of coaching classes on traditional style from a contemporary perspective. In a three-day course, entitled Modern Gentleman’s Programme, you will learn the essentials qualities of gentlemanly behaviour, including courtesy, confidence and consideration. You will be encouraged new skills and behaviours to guarantee success and self-assurance both professionally and personally.

The Modern Gentleman’s Programme programme also includes excursions to a men’s outfitters on fashionable Saville Row, where you will get shopping advice and styling from a Debrett’s style expert. You will also be taught formal dining etiquette at Claridge’s as well learning the history and how to indulge a traditional afternoon tea.

Here are the specifics of what you will be taught during your three days with Debrett’s.

Day One

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Formal greetings, handshakes, small talk and body language.

DINING ETIQUETTE
Formal dining etiquette and dining challenges (taught at Claridge’s).

PERSONAL IMPACT
Elevator pitch, public speaking and communications.

MODERN MANNERS IN BUSINESS
From handing out business cards to thanking your host and corporate gifting.

Day Two

SOCIAL NAVIGATION
The art of effective networking: mastering mingling and socialising.

THE SEASON
The history and traditions of the British social season.

MODERN MANNERS
Buying gifts, thanking your host, contemporary courtesies.

AFTERNOON TEA
The history, how to have tea, eat scones and other accompaniments.

Day Three

DRESS CODES AND STYLE
Understanding dress codes, both in general and for specific events.

GENTLEMAN’S OUTING
Practical exploration of men’s fashion, including personal shopping and styling advice.

The Modern Gentleman’s Programme is held at a Central London venue or preferred location subject to tutor availability. For inquiries please contact Debrett’s.

Debrett's, +44 (0) 203 705 2210, prices from £3,500 plus VAT
www.debretts.com

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