Phoenix TS

Business Etiquette

Course Overview

Phoenix TS’ 1-day, instructor-led Business Etiquette course examines the basics of business ethics and proper appropriate behavior for an office environment. This course will review:

• Define etiquette and provide an example of how etiquette can be of value to a company or organization.
• Understand the guidelines on how to make effective introductions.
• Identify the 3 C’s of a good impression.
• Understand how to use a business card effectively.
• Identify and practice at least one way to remember names.
• Identify the 3 steps in giving a handshake.
• Enumerate the four levels of conversation and provide an example for each.
• Understand place settings, napkin etiquette and basic table manners.
• Understand the meaning of colors in dressing for success.
• Differentiate among the dressy casual, semi-formal, formal and black tie dress code.


Currently, there are no public classes scheduled. Please contact a Phoenix TS Training Consultant to discuss hosting a private class at 240-667-7757.

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Understanding Etiquette

  • Etiquette Defined
  • The Importance of Business Etiquette

Module Three: Networking for Success

  • Creating an Effective Introduction
  • Making a Great First Impression
  • Minimizing Nervousness
  • Using Business Cards Effectively
  • Remembering Names

Module Four: The Meet and Greet

  • The Three-Step Process
  • The Four Levels of Conversation


Module Five: The Dining in Style

  • Understanding Your Place Setting
  • Using Your Napkin
  • Eating Your Meal
  • Sticky Situations and Possible Solutions

Module Six: Eating Out

  • Ordering in a Restaurant
  • About Alcoholic Beverages
  • Paying the Bill
  • Tipping

Module Seven: Business Email Etiquette

  • Addressing Your Message
  • Grammar and Acronyms
  • Top 5 Technology Tips

Module Eight: Telephone Etiquette

  • Developing an Appropriate Greeting
  • Dealing with Voicemail
  • Cell phone Do’s and Don’ts

Module Nine: The Written Letter

  • Thank You Notes
  • Formal Letters
  • Informal Letters

Module Ten: Dressing for Success

  • The Meaning of Colors
  • Interpreting Common Dress Codes
  • Deciding What to Wear

Module Eleven: International Etiquette

  • General Rules
  • Important Points
  • Preparation Tips

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up


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