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A Unique Educational Event hosted by The Elite OC

EliteOC-LogoWe are excited to share this unique educational event hosted by The Elite OC Young Professionals Society.

On Thursday, February 21st, at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, a vibrant group of young professionals will come together to enjoy a delicious 3-course meal, network, give back to the Newport/Mesa Pro Literacy program, and absorb valuable business etiquette lessons from Theresa Thomas.

Theresa Thomas owns her own company and has been a Business Etiquette Consultant for 15 years. Her programs and services help participants establish credibility, communication skills and business etiquette techniques, in hopes that these tools cultivate new business relationships. Attendees of the February event will gain expertise from Theresa on the following:

Rapport Building – Brush up on your mingling skills to increase your visibility and cultivate new business relationships:

  • building your network
  • preparing for the event
  • introductions
  • business card protocal
  • gracefully ending a conversation

How to Finesse the Social & Business Meal – A comprehensive tutorial on how to conduct business and develop relationships at the dining table:

  • selecting a restaurant
  • seating arrangement
  • toasting tips
  • table manners
  • how & when to order
  • napkin & silverware savvy
  • when to talk business
  • dining dos & dont’s

RSVP for this unique event at theeliteoc.eventbrite.com. The event costs $50, which includes a full dinner and educational session.  Please also bring a Classic Middle School Novel to donate to the group’s highlighted charity of the evening: Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, a program which provides free literacy instruction to adults who live or work in the Newport Beach area.  For more information, visit newportbeachlibrary.org.

PR Divas Holiday Party for Hands Together

‘Tis the season for Holiday Parties!  LVM recently gathered with fellow PR Divas for a holiday gathering in support of literacy through Hands Together, a center for children and their families.

Hands Together provides the highest quality early education and care to families of the working poor who are striving to gain stability, improve their lives, and emerge from poverty.  More specifically, they aim to enhance academics for preschoolers in order to better prepare them for elementary school. They believe that a preschool education is crucial for long term development and every child should have access to quality early childhood education regardless of economic status. To contribute to this worthy cause, PR Divas collected children’s books from every attendee at their Holiday Party as a donation to Hands Together.

PR Divas is a group of OC-based, Public Relations professionals who support each other and share resources, opportunities, experiences and more.  Thank you to all the ‘Divas’ who planned this wonderful holiday gathering!  Merry Christmas to all!