Join this weekend workshop which will make you feel quietly confident in any situation

Etiquette is the ultimate investment piece, a timeless classic, goes with everything, makes you feel quietly self-confident in any situation, appreciates in value. And if you think you don’t know anyone who’s taken Etiquette lessons, you’re probably wrong.  Because no one is born knowing how to behave but, from the British royal family, global business leaders through to executive assistants of powerful professionals, they’ve learned. Many of them from the woman described as the ‘Empress of Etiquette’, Jo Bryant: etiquette expert, former editor with Debrett’s and internationally acclaimed consultant on correct form, flawless manners and divine deportment.  Not only has Jo edited 15 acclaimed books but regularly appears in the broadcast media including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 News, BBC Breakfast, CNN and Radio 2.

Make a confident investment in yourself
We promise there will be no stiff back walking with books on your head involved. It’s almost impossible to get places on Jo’s seminars because, quite apart from sharing her expertise, they’re designed to be as entertaining and interesting as educational. They also shatter a lot of myths. Not least of all the idea that etiquette is designed to turn you into someone you’re not. When in fact it’s about giving you the skills to feel confident, natural and assured wherever you find yourself whether that’s at a social engagement or boardroom.

Everyone who interacts with high net worth individuals wants to feel totally at ease in their surroundings hence this tailor made program. Over the weekend Jo will cover everything from becoming fluent in body language to mastering the art of effortless entertaining – right down to wine pairing and dos and don’ts of dinner etiquette. And, despite learning so much over two days, the atmosphere will be English country house party rather than classroom, so expect to feel rested and refreshed, as well as refined, by the end of the weekend.

Who is the program for.  The retreat is ideal for:-

Personal and Executive Assistants
Business Owners
Wives and partners of executives
Socially curious

What is the return?
Whether you are an executive assistant, business owner or partner, you are always aware that you are on stage.  By the end of the weekend, you will be equipped with an undoubtable winning edge: killer soft skills, enviable social confidence, practical and business etiquette expertise and elegant natural deportment.  Think of it as a perfected, polished version of you where you will be able to react to a range of scenarios with ease and confidence.


Believe in you: confidence and self-brand
What personal brand really means
Managing self-perception
Imposter syndrome

Walk the walk: body language and deportment
Silent signals
Meeting and greeting
Entrances and exits
Deportment including chairs, stairs, cars, sitting and standing

Talk the talk: networking and public self
Small talk
Basic media skills
Managing tricky situations


At the table: British dining etiquette
Decoding table settings
Practical dining skills
Modern etiquette
Relevant traditions
Wine and cocktails
Tricky situations and dilemmas

Hospitable hostess and gracious guest
Seating plans
Top tips on seamless entertaining
How to be a confident guest

Correspondence and event essentials
Invitations decoded
British dress codes
Key season events


In the spotlight: how to walk in heels and pose for photos
Be red-carpet ready with some simple tricks and tips
How to pose
How to walk as a couple
How to manage dresses and gowns
Tips on how celebrities do it

Dress for success: business attire essentials
On trend ways to shape your image to score business and personal success
Simple ways to boost your style confidence for any occasion


Etiquette surgery
A unique opportunity to have 1:1 time with Jo to ask additional questions or dilemmas

GUEST NUMBERS:  a maximum number of 8 ladies


9am on Saturday 22nd February 2020 – Check-in at Balcombe Place
5pm on Sunday 23rd February 2020 – Departure


£995(+vat) per person

*a non-refundable deposit of 600 GBP is required upfront with the remainder of the payment paid 2 weeks before the retreat


Jo Bryant ‘The Empress of Etiquette’
A former editor at Debrett’s and tutor with Debrett’s Academy Jo Bryant (right) has worked internationally with luxury brands, major businesses and high-net-worth private clients, as well as writing no less than 15 books on etiquette and deportment, regularly speaking on radio and making TV appearances – she was the BBC live commentator for the wedding of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex in 2018.  And if that doesn’t sound quite busy enough, Jo also regularly contributes to major international magazines like Esquire, GQ and Elle; blogs for The Huffington Post and partners with leading companies at events worldwide.

Beautiful Balcombe Place in West Sussex
From its warm honey stonework to the pretty mullioned windows and views over the South Downs, it’s a classic Victorian country house, and the perfect setting for a weekend exploring the finer points of etiquette and deportment.  The beautifully restored interior sweeps you back to a gracious era of wood panelled libraries, opulent bedrooms and even more opulent bathrooms, huge fireplaces, tea served in the drawing room and cocktails before dinner.  And, as we’ve taken the entire house for the weekend, feel free to kick up your heels, or at least kick them off, breathe the fresh West Sussex air, walk the grounds and enjoy the peace – in between lessons, of course.

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Get in Touch
Let’s not be shy – poise and polish makes a good impression, open doors and definitely influence people’s perception of you, for the better. Which is why we think learning the finer points of etiquette is such a valuable personal and business investment and why we’d love to have you join us at Balcombe Place 22-24 February 2020.
It’s rare to have Jo Bryant’s exclusive attention for an entire weekend so if you’d like to learn her secrets please get in touch here, not forgetting to mention The PA Club:- 

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