Wall Street Journal Names Canadian Business Training Program Number One

Dining etiquette reaps rewards in the workplace

EDMONTON, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Style for Success and its Dining for Success online training is the best way to get the edge in the recession job market, according to the Wall Street Journal's (WSJ) "Cranky Consumer" columnist.

Peter King recently examined self-training for white collar workers to upgrade business dining skills and employability. The Edmonton-based firm beat out American products to take top spot. (http://www.styleforsuccess.com/mediaarticles/article_pdfs/wall_street_journal_dining_article.pdf)

Group sales for Dining for Success are equal in the US and Canada, but individual sales are higher in the US suggesting Americans worry more about inadequate table manners.

"Americans recognize they've grown up in a fast food nation. Now they're looking for an easy way to improve their image at the table," explains Terry Pithers, partner at Style For Success.

The economic downturn has popularized online training. The Dining for Success video training grew from live executive dining seminars. Style for Success produced a training DVD that is currently licensed to professional service firms and major banks. In 2008 following requests from American MBA programs, they developed an online version that people could privately access 24/7 at their computers.

"Etiquette training shouldn't be like your mom rapping your knuckles. People really seem to appreciate the lighthearted yet business like approach," adds Pithers.

Style for Success Inc. partners Joanne Blake and Terry Pithers are co-authors of two books, Executive Image Power and Executive Etiquette Power and electronic newsletter Style and Substance. Please visit www.styleforsuccess.com

Complimentary access to online program and art available upon request.

SOURCE STYLE FOR SUCCESS

For further information: For further information: Terry Pithers, Joanne Blake, Style For Success Inc., (780) 472-0767

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