Aimee Symington and Laurie Firestone, Former White House Social Secretary, with Nigerian business group.

We appreciate the excellent business etiquette training session Aimee delivered to our leadership team. She met and exceeded each or our expectations and etiquette needs with excitement, energy, humor, and memorable concepts.”

  • Pfizer

Thank you very much for a great session! Everyone was very impressed by you, learned a lot, and had fun too.

– Brown Brothers Harriman, Charles Izard, Partner

The business etiquette session Aimee delivered at our Deloitte Consulting Connect Session in Charlotte was excellent! The information she presented on social skills and office, dinning, and cocktail party etiquette was interesting, thought provoking and extremely informative. I would recommend her training session to others who want to brush-up on their etiquette and social skills as a way to build better client and interoffice relationships, maintain professionalism when communicating in person and electronically, and make a great impression when socializing for business.”

  • Deloitte, Bob Sanchez, Managing Director

Aimee exceeded all expectations. Her presentation on professional etiquette and protocol was informative and practical. Based on the feedback from our satisfaction surveys, attendees walked out with confidence that any one of Aimee’s numerous tips could lead to greater success in business. Aimee was warm, engaging and witty. I recommend Aimee to any group or organization looking for an etiquette and protocol consultant.”

Not only did Aimee present timely tips on business etiquette (especially for use at interviews and meetings over a meal), but she also did so in a fun and engaging manner for our 300 + students. To be able to speak to, answer questions, and interact with a ballroom full of college students without losing form, pace, or message over a two-hour period is amazing and a clear sign of her expertise as a speaker! I would highly recommend her to any institution of higher education looking to host a similar event, large or small! She was phenomenal and a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Aimee!”

  • University of North Carolina Greensboro

The CMPD recently partnered with Finesse Worldwide to present at our first Command College. Aimee’s lessons to our leadership team on professional and social etiquette were beneficial and will enhance their capabilities when representing CMPD for years to come.”

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Major Michael V. Adams, Special Investigations Bureau

“Aimee was fantastic! I learned so much and her presentation was funny and entertaining as well as educational! I would highly recommend her to other groups!”

  • Vistage International, Atlanta, GA

The session was full of helpful tips and information, and you made what could be an intimidating topic both enjoyable and informative. You had a nice way of blending the “official” rules with today’s workplace, letting us know the appropriate etiquette for all situations.”

– The Duke Endowment, Susan McConnell

Aimee worked closely with me to determine the content necessary for our international student audience. Her delivery was engaging and concise and she included practical exercises to enforce her message.  Her expertise in American networking and dining etiquette was appreciated by our international students. I enjoyed working with her.”

  • University of Michigan – Ross Business School

Laurie Firestone fully understands the importance of international protocol and how it relates to business, building relationships globally across cultural boundaries, and in everyday life.”

  • Sichan Siv, Former Deputy Assistant to President George H. W. Bush & Ambassador to the U.N.

Thank you for your participation in the First Joint Accelerated Development Program/Sales Development Program Orientation. Participants loved your session and learned a great deal that will help them to be more successful throughout their career! Your continued support of our early talent is truly appreciated. “

  • Ingersoll Rand

Your presentation on interview, dining and social etiquette was extremely helpful and has prepared us for success in interviews and throughout our career.”

  • Wharton School of Business, Penn State University

Thank you for a wonderful presentation. We greatly enjoyed having you here and your presentation was right on point. Even our more senior lawyers found the presentation and information valuable.”

Horack Tally LLP, Barbara L Jones, Marketing Director

The business etiquette and international protocol session Aimee conducted was outstanding! Now that we understand the nuances behind the ‘rules’ we can better position ourselves for success.” 

  • McColl MBA School of Business

Thank you for a wonderful presentation at our luncheon today. I believe your etiquette tips offered our audience a good insight into some of the many areas of what is and isn’t appropriate in both our personal and business world of today.”

– Wil Brooks, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Aimee, you are one of the amazing ones! What you taught us about social skills and etiquette is so important! We’re grateful for the time and commitment you dedicated to the Young Elites organization and our high school girls. Don’t think for a second you didn’t make a major difference – you changed young girls’ lives!”

  • The Young Elites Team, Jennifer Shiley & Niya Johnson

Aimee was outstanding! She is an expert in her field. Her presentation was informative and useful. Plus, Aimee Symington has a helpful workbook and used no slides for the three-hour session and participants were encouraged to participate on every topic, and they really responded.” 

  • Vistage, Minneapolis, MN

Thank you so much for being our guest speaker last night!  You were a hit!  The students loved your presentation, and so did the faculty!”

  • Charlotte School of Law

I always have this in my heart but did not know how to express it; attending your presentation and your simple guidelines on small talk is slowly changing me and helping me to be more professional. I truly appreciated all your tips on social and dining etiquette too; it’s so useful!”

  • Deloitte Consulting LLP – Participant, New York

Thanks for doing a great job! Replies to our participant feedback are in and everyone really loved the session and you.”

  • Professional Development Training, Australia

Thank you. We all very much enjoyed the presentation and learned a great deal!

  • Chiron America, Inc.

I didn’t know what to wear for interviews or professional events, so I really appreciated your advice on how to improve my professional image and attire. I feel much more confident now – Thank you!”

– Wake Forest University Grad Student

Thank you for your presentation. Learning how to appropriately greet others, show respect, and use social media appropriately are all essential life lessons!”

Girls Leadership Program

Thank you very much for speaking at our Executive MBA program last week.  Etiquette is very important, and your presentation was a great reminder of what to be doing.  We really appreciate your time and expertise!”

  • Foundation for The Carolinas

Thank you for the great points like the appropriate way to dine and interview for success. I look forward to working with you and your team in the future.

– Charlotte School of Law JD Candidate

Aimee, I wanted to thank you for meeting with Patten this spring to help him prepare for his remaining college interviews with coaches. Your interview tips came in handy and he signed with the very last college we visited! Thanks again!”

  • Karen Williams, parent

My learning was HUGE – a great reminder that each person’s frame of reference is vastly different. I was also reminded to never assume anything. I enhanced my cultural intelligence yesterday. Excellent presenter, with real life topics.”

  • Vistage International, NJ Participant

I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to attend your Etiquette Training at Brevard College. The dinner session and the session in the Porter Center Auditorium were informative; the information you provided is useful and applicable to many college students, me included, who are seeking a career in the near future.” 

  • Kelsey Kushner, Brevard College 

Thank you for your time yesterday. You managed to teach the rules of etiquette in a way that was both enjoyable and upbeat, and we know these fundamentals will be very useful in our careers going forward. I feel more confident coming out of your session!”

– Brown Brothers Harriman