It is all about simple confidence
How you hold your knife and fork, where you place your napkin, how you sit and the way we eat says a lot about us. But table manners and dining etiquette are not just about complicated and stuffy rules. Correct manners and etiquette is about confidence, about knowing how to act and behave no matter what social or professional situation you find yourself in.
Imagine what it would feel like not to feel shy or awkward the next time you eat out or the next time you entertain a client. Consider how confident you would feel when you walk into a fine dining restaurant and you know exactly how to behave, and what each piece of cutlery and each glass on the table is for.
For hundreds of years, European royalty, aristocracy and the upper classes have managed to look polished, at ease and perfectly comfortable in every surrounding. Are they born with this confidence, charm and understanding of polite behaviour, dining etiquette and table manners? No, they are not. They are taught and trained from an early age how to behave. It didn’t come naturally, they took classes, attended expensive and exclusive finishing schools and observed others around them. And you can learn it too.