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Classes

SHANCES
BUSINESS READINESS & SOCIAL ETIQUETTE

THE MASTER CLASS 

Designed for companies and/or individuals who want an expansive view of business readiness and social etiquette in a fun, modern, and open environment.

I. Professional Communication

  •   The dos and don'ts of virtual and in-person meetings​

  • Pre-meeting and event preparation

  • Social media; public image on and off-line

  • The fine art of conversation: prepping, pit and pivot 

  • The art of the handshake

  • Navigating multigenerational workplace communication

  • Top ten must-know international business tips; domestic and international

  • After meeting follow-up  

II. Wardrobe​

  • Dress: white tie to business casual

  • International wardrobe protocol

  • Tattoos, piercings, and politics in the workplace

III. Dining

  • Place setting (28-pieces) and utensil use (fork and knife holds)

  • Wine, champagne, after-dinner drinks

  • Menu: food and courses

  • Navigate menus, dietary, religious, health restrictions 

  • After-dinner follow up

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BUSINESS 101

​​​​Designed for professionals who are new to the world of business; strengthening abilities to optimize career development. 

 SPECIALTY CLASSES  

​​​Private specialty classes are available. You design your own session based on your own/group's needs or areas of interest; e.g., champagne, red wine, tequila, etc.

WINE 101

Learn and taste wine in a relaxed and fun environment.

  • Terroir and wine; soil and climate 

  • Barrels and cooperage

  • Aroma, color and taste

  • Reading wine labels​

  • Top ten wine words and their meaning

  • Simple food pairings​

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Specialty Classes

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SPIRITS 

An adventure of both taste and history rum, bourbon, scotch and whiskey

  

  • Taste, flavor, color, fragrances

  • Service; glassware, over rocks, straight and mixers

  • Distilling facts and the angel share

  • Spirits impact on commerce, politics and history

 THE ART OF THE MEAL 

The place settings and menus are the stars of this class.

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  • 28-piece place setting

  • Wine, champagne, after-dinner drinks

  • Menu: food and courses

  • Navigate menus, dietary, religious, health restrictions ​

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EVENING AT THE OPERA & BALLET 

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CLASS​

  • The life of the composer/choreographer

  • Story review; little know history

  • Performance etiquette

ATTEND

  • Gourmet dinner

  • A performance at Lincoln Center

  • After performance cocktail reception

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 UP COMING 2023 

Opera Experience

Epicurean Experience Martha's Vineyard​​​

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THE ESSENTIALS

UNDERGRADUATE

Classes are designed to strengthen students abilities to optimize career opportunities, develop soft skills, and enhance basic knowledge about corporate culture.

Classes can be adapted to focus on topics specific to first-generation college students, those who desire to work in outward market-facing roles, or individuals from underrepresented communities.

  • Navigate business and etiquette protocol and the customary code of behavior among professionals that is essential to career advancement.

 

  • Develop communication (both verbal and non verbal) soft skills that maximize growth and strengthen the student’s abilities to optimize their career development.

  • Dining 101

 

  • Evaluate and leverage opportunities to positively impact employers and position students for success in any industry.

Graduation Ceremony

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HIGH SCHOOL

  • Social media clean-up

  • Eight-piece place setting and menu

  • The art of making conversation

  • How to properly handle dietary, religious, health restrictions ​

  • Dressing properly for all occasion​s

EXPERIENTIAL CLASSES

  • Expose students to the outside world

  • Designed and tailored with each school's and student's interests in mind

College Friends

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CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Designed for fun and learning

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  • Politeness

  • How to eat properly

  • Place settings and napkins

  • Please and thank you

  • How to say no

  • Trying new things

  • Eating out and eating at home

  • Sit, stand, and shake hands

Whether eating at home, a restaurant, or at a friend's house, your child can be confident, well behaved, and happy in any environment. ​

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