Social Etiquette 101- How to Shine in a Professional Setting

Office holiday party coming up? Learn how to stand out in the RIGHT way!

Did you know that 85% of getting, keeping and advancing in a job is social skills? Did you also know that your handshake might say more about you than your introduction?

Join the Smith College Club of New York City for an interactive and informative social etiquette class. Etiquette expert Patricia Fitzpatrick, founder and director of The Etiquette School of New York, will teach the basics of how to shine in a professional setting. Give your career a boost by learning and perfecting your social skills!

Topics covered will include:

  • How to Make an Entrance
  • Introduction Basics
  • Handshaking Etiquette
  • How to Work the Room with a Cocktail Plate and a Drink
  • How to Enter Group Conversations and Gracefully Exit Conversations
  • Do's and Don'ts for Social Business Functions

Tuesday, December 6th

6:30 to 8:00pm

Location: Upper East side residence. Details to be given to attendees only

$25 members; $35 non-members

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Space is limited.


Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick is the founder and director of THE ETIQUETTE SCHOOL OF NEW YORK in Manhattan, the leader in protocol and etiquette training services in New York City.

Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick is nationally-recognized etiquette expert. She is certified in Etiquette and International Protocol, and Adult and Corporate Etiquette by the THE WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PROTOCOL. Additionally, she is certified in Children's and Teen Etiquette by the THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PROTOCOL. Prior to founding her school eight years ago, she was a marketing executive in Manhattan.

Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick attended West Virginina Univeristy, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language Arts and Secondary Education. 

Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick has presented seminars to corporate executives, business organizations, academia, private clubs, and countless individuals of all ages. She has been featured in Business Week, the New York Post, Time Out New York, am New York, as well as others; she has appeared on CNN, MTV, WNBC, WABC, and WCBS; and, she has participated in special  BBC and NRP radio programs. Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick blends a professional and direct approach with her topics, and presents them in an interactive and entertaining format.