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Etiquette Meal

Presentations & Tutorials


The most effective etiquette presentation is a customized one. Ray Angle and other members of The Etiquette Institute can tailor programs to fit the needs and objectives of their clients.


Ray has been an educator, trainer, consultant and personal coach for over 30 years primarily in academic settings.  He works with clients to understand their professional development training needs and develops educational experiences to meet specific learning objectives.  He has worked with undergraduate, graduate and international students as well as a variety of students groups including sororities, fraternities, academic interest clubs, honor societies, and athletic teams. Ray’s college presentations have been sought after by institutions nationwide and many professors make student attendance a requirement for the courses they teach.  Regardless of organization or audience size, Ray will engage, inspire and motivate participants.  His thoughtful, entertaining, and engaging presentation style results in content-rich, meaningful and highly acclaimed programs.

Other members of The Etiquette Institute have varied training specialties, experiences and interests.  Review the "Certified Coaches & Consultants" section of this website to determine which consultant might be right for you and your needs.  Visit their websites to learn more about them and their experience.     

Dining Tutorials

Have you ever dreaded the company dinner party because your idea of dining out is driving through a fast food restaurant or because at a crowded table you don’t know which water glass is yours?  Traditionally, table manners were taught every single day, but, not any more!  Dining tutorials can be helpful if you 1) are looking for your first introduction to table manners, 2) have previously learned etiquette basics and need a refresher, or 3) are seeking to hone your etiquette knowledge, build confidence and advance your career.  A dining presentation from a certified member of The Etiquette Institute will put you at ease in any situation.

A dining tutorial typically lasts one to two hours and covers everything from extending the invitation to ordering wine and tipping.  A dining tutorial can be as few as three courses or as many as six or seven. If asked, your dining tutorial presenter will make suggestions to the chef and work with the waitstaff to be sure the program will be a memorable experience.  You will become more confident at any meal whether as a host or guest at home or in a restaurant.

The BBC completed the documentary Dickens In America in May, 2005 tracing Charles Dickens' steps throughout the United States. Since one of Dickens’ stops was St. Louis, Missouri, the BBC contacted The Etiquette Institute Founder and President Emeritus, Maria Everding, to film one of her business etiquette dining tutorials with actress Miriam Margolyes participating. Charles Dickens felt that Americans had terrible manners. He might have felt differently if he had participated in one of The Etiquette Institute’s dining tutorials.  The taping took place at Webster University in St. Louis and aired in London in May 2005 – and on the PBS after that.

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