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Finishing School for men

5 Day Residential Programme for Gentlemen

Being a gentleman isn’t about what you do, or what you wear, it’s about how you behave and who you are. A gentleman is not restricted by limits. He doesn’t understand the words “that cannot be done”. He does not give up. When faced with challenges, he finds solutions, works harder and works smarter.

Finishing School for Men

Unrestricted by limits

Being a gentleman isn’t about what you do, or what you wear, it’s about how you behave and who you are.

The world today seems to applaud laddish behaviour and true gentlemen are becoming more of a rarity. Social standing and success seem to be based upon what you own and what you wear rather than how you carry yourself through life and what you have achieved.

Do gentlemen still have a place in today’s world? And if so, what are the attributes that go together to make a true gentleman?

A gentleman is not restricted by limits. He doesn’t understand the words “that cannot be done”. He does not give up. When faced with challenges, he finds solutions, works harder, works smarter.

He strives and pushes the boundaries of everything he does. He is aware of his attributes and limitations, but continually strives to improve.

Being male is
a matter of birth.

Being a man
is a matter of age

Being a gentleman
is a matter of coice

Inspire and lead by example

He is in control, but not afraid to learn and accept advice, and is respectful of others while taking full responsibility for everything, calmly. He inspires people and leads by example.

You will rarely see a gentleman overtly showing his success or wealth; he’s more likely to shy away from displays of good fortune, preferring to be judged on reputation instead.

A gentleman finds value in something according to its history and its story, often finding beauty in something he has owned for many years or something with great sentimental value.

He holds chivalry and politeness in great regard. He holds the door for people; he gives up his seat, he takes off his coat to a lady on a cold evening, he still believes in these now old-fashioned actions, even though the world has changed somewhat.

Curriculum

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Behaviour & Customs

  • History of Manners
  • Social etiquette and protocol
  • International Social Customs
  • Diplomacy
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Grooming & Presence

  • Social Dress Codes
  • Body Language
  • Personal Presentation & Image
  • Conversational Rules of Etiquette
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Wine & Cognac

  • Understanding Wines & Ports
  • Understanding Whisky
  • Understanding Cognac & Armagnac
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Dining & Entertaining

  • Dining Etiquette and Entertaining
  • Gift Giving and Cultural Norms.
  • British Table Manners
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Gala Dinner with Guests

  • Recap on previous learning
  • Preparation for Gala Dinner
  • Gala Dinner for the gentlemen and their guests
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Notes on this Course

  • Course is delivered in English
  • British Etiquette and Manners are predominately used
  • Tutors are both male and female
  • Course delivered in UK, UAE, India

Meet your tutor

Paul Russell is an international trainer and speaker with approaching 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s most recognisable international brands and companies.

Paul is co-founder and managing director of Luxury Academy London which specialises in luxury skills development across the world.

Paul was born and spent his formative years in Mumbai India where he was privately educated by a team of three international tutors until 12 years of age. At twelve he was sent to England to complete his education and A-Levels at boarding school

Paul holds a BSc, MSc and Doctorate in Workplace Psychology.

Paul regularly features in the media and has been interviewed by Sky, BBC, ITV, Times of London, Daily Mail, Entrepreneur Magazine, Family Office Magazine and Luxurious Magazine.

Inside the Finishing School for Men

The Finishing School for Men is a 5-day residential programme.  The School is conducted in a luxurious country house 60 miles from Cambridge.  The Finishing School location is secure and has 24 hour staff onsite.  Extra curricular activities for include country pursuits such as riding, clay pigeon shooting, stalking and archery.  A spa, golf course and gym are all also available after classes.

Classes take place in beautifully appointed training rooms and each gentleman is provided with a single bedroom and private bathroom.

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