Janie Fisher, a certified etiquette dinner instructor, will be teaching students proper manners for the formal business world at the Etiquette Dinner March 19, according to the Student Activities Web page.
“Knowing how to present yourself in a business fashion is a benefit to you and your career,” said Emren Fogle, the manager of the event and a freshman studying communication. “You are learning to have confidence in the professional world.”
She said letting people know about the event has been her focus. Tickets are on sale online or at the ticket office by Monday, March 16, according to the Ticket Office Web page.
It is $11.50 for students with a BYU-Idaho student ID card and $13for members of the community. Dress is business formal.
“We have an etiquette specialist, Sister Fisher,” said Paige Nelson, a senior studying communication. “She comes in, teaches us proper etiquette, manners especially in the business world.”
Students will learn how to conduct themselves during a meet-and-greet situation as well as a formal business dinner; these will be invaluable tips to help encourage confidence in mingling with possible future employers according to the Student Activities webpage.
“Sister Fisher is very fun and lively,” Nelson said. “She loves to interact with the people.”
The things learned at the dinner are great for everyday use as well as special occasions, such as meeting the future in-laws, dates and formal activities, Nelson said.
“I went last year, and I use some of the things I learned daily,” Nelson said.
Not only will students learn manners they will learn to have confidence in a situation unfamiliar to them, Nelson said.
“I know it is going to help me be a lot more confident in the business world,” Fogle said.
After the dinner, students should be able to feel comfortable and confident coming up with casual conversations and the mingling involved in professionalism, according to the Student Activities Web page.
“You learn to care about the way you present yourself,” Nelson said.
The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and will last two hours. It is expected for those attending to be in their seats 15-20 minutes early.
This is proper etiquette after all according to the Student Activities webpage.
“We are adults about to enter the real world,” Nelson said. “What better time than now to prepare to present yourself as confident and well mannered?”