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The New Etiquette By Irene Felicia Weathersby

The word “etiquette” (“pronounced –/’edakit”) is defined as the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. Have you ever gone to a restaurant and tried to figure out which fork to use? Most people have not had the social training on the “the art of dining out”. Etiquette training exposes you to different protocols or manners to use in polite society.

Let’s take a look at the formal and informal table settings depicted in the diagrams below:



If you have never been taught which fork to use first, you are not alone. You’ll notice in the place settings that it guides the diner to each utensil used during a meal. Studying these diagrams will help you to know what fork, knife, spoon and glass, is used and when. I hope you’ll find this information useful and I look forward to bringing more social manners for you to live by.


Irene Felicia WeathersbyMs. Irene Felicia Weathersby was born in Long Island, New York. She gained knowledge in her social skills while living in Tokyo, Japan and Europe and as an Executive Event Planner and Protocol Trainer in Chicago. Ms. Weathersby has had the pleasure of planning events for many influential clients and Fortune 500 corporations in the world. She established her Etiquette & Modeling Training Program in 2007 in Peoria and hundreds of people have benefited from her instructions on the social graces.