Laura Akano

Modern Etiquette lessons for Adults and Children

"Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot"

Clarence Thomas

Private Online Training Available

Private online training is available for Children, Teenagers and adults. Topics will be selected in consultation with the client's preference.

  • Investment for a one-hour Children's private tutorial is £90.00, additional hours will be charged at £80.00
  • Investment for a one-hour private tuition for a teenager is £90.00, additional hours will be charged at £80.00
  • Investment for a one-hour private tuition for an adult is £120.00.

Please contact us for group prices.

Etiquette Experts

Polished Manners has a growing reputation of teaching manners and etiquette with a modern edge. Classes are delivered in a practical and interactive way with lots of role play and an emphasis on it’s relevance in society today.

Training to suit you

If you desire a high level of expertise in etiquette coaching and training, Polished Manners are proud to say we offer just that. All across the UK, we create teaching programmes to suit our clients' needs. Our curriculum has been written and compiled with guidance from several experienced global etiquette experts.

We provide both group and individual training; contact our team today.

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As a leader, it is important to remember that- ⁣
"No one is too unimportant to be ignored. No one is so significant that others don't matter."⁣
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A leader that demonstrates civility at work treats colleagues as equals, is respectful and communicates with respect. Includes, supports, praises, shows appreciation and shares successes with their team.⁣
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They model good behaviour, they are fair and stand against uncivilized behaviour. They are open to their colleagues points of views and ideas by taking the time to listen.⁣
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Good leadership civility aids staff retention, increases trust, improves relationships with colleagues, increases productivity and most of all creates a happy and healthy working environment.⁣
#leadershiptools #leadershipskills #leadershipcourse #leadershipquotes #civilitymatters 

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It is always a delight when clients take the time to give course reviews.  Thank you so much, May. 
it was a pleasure to teach your daughter, especially as you provided her with all the support required.

Dates now available for our next online courses for children.  Send a direct message or email to <a href=laura@polishedmanners.co.uk #uaeparents #mannersclassesforkids #etiquetteschool #etiquettelessons #britishetiquette">
A happy place is subjective, it is somewhere you can go physically or in your mind to feel calm and positive. It is a place where you feel safe, joyful and secure. It is a place where you can be fully present.⁣
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My happy place is a sunny day in Orlando Florida, reading a book, knowing I can fully relax without a daily routine. 
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"When things get rough, go to your happy place. 
Think about it."
#happyplaces #happyplace #mindfulnesspractice #mindfulness #happythoughtseveryday
Did you know pancake day is also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras in France, some parts of the United States and some other countries? 
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Christians call it Shrove Tuesday, a day that commemorates the eve of Lent, (Ash Wednesday), forty days of fasting before Easter.⁣
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Shrove Tuesday comes from the practice of Anglo-Saxon Christians going into confession the day before Lent and being shriven (meaning absolved of their sins).⁣
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Shrove Tuesday always falls forty seven days before Easter Sunday.⁣
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Eggs, sugar, milk and butter were among rich food ingredients that used to be forbidden during Lent, so they were often used up to make pancakes.⁣
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Have fun and enjoy your pancakes if you are making some.  There is so much choice for toppings and fillings. Please share your favourite.
#pancakeday2021 #pancakesforbreakfast #shrovetuesday #fattuesday #madigras2021
Good manners, the treatment of other people with respect, politeness, kindness and courtesy.

Examples of good manners:
👍Choosing your words wisely, thinking before you speak.
👍Speaking with and of others with respect.
👍Respecting other people's space and personal property.
👍Avoiding the use of rude words or offensive language.
👍Offering a helping hand to others, especially when you can see they are struggling.
👍Compliment others and accept compliments gracefully.
👍Apologise genuinely when you do something wrong.

Good manners create great first impressions, it shows someone with an attitude of gratitude rather than entitlement.  It shows confidence, empathy and emotional intelligence.
#goodmanners
#goodmannersmatter #politebehaviour #Respect #respectforothers
‘’The heart that loves is always young.’’ Let all that you do be done in love.
#valentinesday❤️ #valentinesday2021 #valentinesquotes #valentinequote #valentinesgifts #lovequotes
May this New Year be filled with happiness, prosperity and many precious moments.  I wish you good health and much success in 2021.
#chineseculture #chinesenewyear2021 #asiancelebration #chinesecelebration #yearoftheox #polishedmannersuk
"We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list."⁣
Michelle Obama.⁣
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How often do you take the time to really look at yourself in the mirror?⁣
The lady you see in the mirror is just as important as everyone else, please look after her too.⁣
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Selfcare is not selfish, it is good for our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.⁣
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Simple ways to take care of yourself include avoiding people or situations that cause stress. Talk to and about yourself in a positive manner. Warm baths and pamper sessions are great, listen to music or dance, take time out to meditate, read or exercise.⁣
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To love others, you must love yourself first.⁣
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What would you add to my suggestion of things you can do to take care of yourself?⁣
⁣#selflovejourney❤️
#selflovefirst #selflovematters #selflovetips #selfcaretips
Life is too short, make the most of each day.
Have a great week everyone, be kind to yourself and others. 
#inspiringwords #inspiringothers #haveablessedweek #haveagreatweek #lifeistooshort #wordsofencouragement #polishedmannersuk
Netiquette is a combination of the word net from internet and etiquette. ⁣
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Netiquette is "the set of rules and customs that is considered polite to follow when you are communicating by means of email or the internet."⁣
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It is important to think before you post, send that message or email.  Is your behaviour acceptable when communicating with people on the internet?⁣
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The digital world is a real world, don't assume otherwise. Be respectful, be kind, life is a struggle for a lot of people.
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Always think before you post, remember to treat others how you want to be treated.⁣
⁣#netiquette #socialmediaetiquette #internet #socialmeditips #socialmedia #thinkbeforeyoushare
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Place2Be is a Children's mental health charity, their focus is on the importance of looking after our emotional wellbeing from an early age.⁣
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This year's theme is 'Express Yourself.'⁣
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 Proud to be supporting @Place2Be"s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek. Join us and help to shine a light on the importance of Children and young people's #mentalhealth.⁣
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1 in 6 Children and young people have a diagnosable #mentalhealth condition. This week is about raising awareness of the importance of Children and young people's mental health.⁣
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Last year, @Place2Be worked with 700 schools, reaching over 380,000 Children and young people. This #childrensMentalHealthWeek, help them to reach and support more young people with their #mentalhealth.⁣
Just £7.00 could help a child access their support.⁣
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If you want to help,
donate.place2be.org.uk⁣
Find out more at #childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk
#place2be #mentalwellness #mentalhealthawareness #youthwork #children #youngpeople #polishedmannersuk
As we welcome the month of February, let us take every opportunity to show love, respect and kindness to others.
#february2021 #monthoffebruary #newmonthgreetings #newweek #freshstart #newweekblessings #monthoflove #polishedmannersuk
Life is full of ups and downs, don’t give up when adversity comes, keep trying.
Have a great week everyone.
#keepgoing #inspirationalwords #inspiringquotes #dontgiveup #youredoinggreat #newweek #focusonthepositive #polishedmannersuk
There is still time to register for this online course for Children aged 6 plus. Learning about good manners need not be boring, this is a fun, practical and interactive course.⁣
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Children will learn the importance of polite behaviour, showing respect, greetings and how to make introductions.⁣
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They will learn about good posture, body language, table manners, manners at school and in public places.⁣
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Date:15th-18th February 2021⁣.
Time: 4.00 - 4.45pm GMT.⁣
Investment:£90.00 per child.⁣ 
Review notes and attendance certificate will be provided.
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Register now via link in bio.⁣
#onlineclassesforkids #childrensactivityproviders  #childrensactivity #mannersforkids
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Being a teenager is not always easy, especially with the challenges most are facing at present.⁣
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Here are some tips from my 'Confidence and Manners extended course for teenagers.⁣
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We looked at shyness which is often related to feeling nervous when meeting new people or being in an unfamiliar environment or situation.⁣
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Self-esteem is often related to how you feel about yourself, for instance, how you look.⁣
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Confidence is often about belief in one's abilities. 
A person can have high self-esteem but be lacking in confidence.⁣
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Here some steps that will help to gain confidence.⁣
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👍Highlight the positives in you, everyone is good at something.⁣
👍Recognise your fears, write down each of the things you are not confident about. ⁣
👍Plan steps you can take to overcome your fears.⁣
👍Take baby steps, confidence comes by doing things, perhaps you need more time studying or practicing.⁣
👍setting yourself manageable goals is a good confidence booster.⁣
👍Make friends with people who make you feel good about yourself. Bad friendships can have a negative effect on your confidence.⁣
👍Take pride in your appearance.⁣
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When you are confident and believe in yourself, others will as well.⁣
⁣#confidentchildren
#confidentchild
#confidencetips #confidencetraining
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A reminder that the choices we make, the challenges we face, the chances we take can bring positive changes to our life.

Keep going, one step at a time, be true to yourself, be kind to yourself.
Have a blessed week everyone.
#mondaymotivation #encouragingquotes #mondayinspirations #dontgiveup #newweekahead