Welcome to The Northern California School of Etiquette



Welcome to The Northern California School of Etiquette

Proper Etiquette and good manners are probably the most effective way of making a first good impression.

The word “Etiquette” originated in France and it means “ticket”, note or label, The words Ticket and Etiquette both have the same ultimate source, old French Estiquet. They came into English language with different meanings. Estiquet meant “a note, label” changed in form to Etiquet in French, the word was adopted into English in the 16th century in a form without the initial e, ticket (first recorded in 1528).

The connection between “a ticket or note” and “the proper way of behaving” senses of “etiquette” came prior to the 18th century, when the rules and ceremonies of a court were sufficiently complicated that newcomers and visitors were often issued a list of “dos and don’ts” printed on a small card. The French word was borrowed again into English, this time in the form “Etiquette”, which is first recorded in 1750. Its meaning had broadened into our modern sense of “how to behave properly in a given situation”.

The ability to compete in today’s fast-paced world involves the knowledge of social grace and protocol. Such knowledge greatly influences the outcome of one’s success.

The Nor Cal School of Etiquette provides customized training in Social and Dining Etiquette, Youth Etiquette and Business Etiquette.