Teen Leadership

Rudeness repels positive and supportive people. Civility attracts them. ~Ty Howard

The following workshops can be presented to students in a school setting or for a club or sports association. The cost for each two hour workshop will be $250. If you are from out of town, a mileage charge will be added.

Please contact Maria Doll to book a presentation for your group.

If you are a parent needing coaching for your teen, please contact Maria through the One on One Consultation page.

The First Seven Seconds 

The First Seven Seconds of a First Impression

Seven seconds is not a lot of time to make a solid and effective First Impression. In this two hour workshop, Maria breaks down the components to seven main concepts that are necessary to make every first impression memorable for the right reasons. They include:

  • Be on time
  • Be appropriately dressed
  • Master introductions
  • Art of Conversation
  • Polite cell phone manners
  • Social media & digital communication manners
  • Thank you cards

This program would be perfect to supplement a Leadership program at the high school level. The teens would benefit from the many hands-on activities; hand-outs and role-plays to reinforce the concepts needed to be confident communicators. The age group would be for 15-18 yrs old.


Well Mannered Communicator 

After this two hour workshop, the participants will be more confident using the different media available to communicate effectively including creating a positive digital “footprint”. They will learn the pitfalls to avoid, also.

  • Verbal – polite conversations; good introductions; negotiation; conflict resolution
  • Digital – social media; cell phone manners; empathy
  • Written – learn how to compose a simple personal letter

The participants will use role-plays; quizzes and receive hand-outs. to It’s never too early to become well mannered communicators!! The age group would be for 12-14 yrs old.



Upcoming Classes

Alessandra learned a lot in your class.  I am very glad that she took it.

Celine C., parent of one participant

Our 8 year old daughter Anastasia completed Maria’s etiquette course this past April. When a contractor arrived at our home a bit early, we were very impressed with her manners. My wife wasn’t able to go to the door, so she asked our daughter to answer it and see him in. Rather than simply say “come in,” she took his coat and invited him to have a seat in the living room. She also sat and had a conversation with him until we arrived. Surprised at her response, we asked how she knew what to do and why she had showed so much hospitality. She said she learned it at the etiquette course.

David & Kelley H., parents of a participant


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