At Peerless Etiquette we want to inspire young ladies and young men to live a life of civility and kindness wherever they go. We want our young people to know that etiquette and proper behavior is cool, that there is power in civility and etiquette that opens doors of opportunity to help forge more meaningful relationships. We caught up with Public Relations Specialist and marketing Consultant Brandi Hoffman, to ask her a few questions. Hopefully her answers to our questions will inspire you in some way.
Who is someone (living or dead) that you feel embodies/embodied outstanding etiquette ?
My great grandmother, she was very poised.
What skills or attributes must come naturally, or be inherent to a woman ?
Self-control, poise, elegance, eloquence, proper attire for specific occasions.
What is one thing you learned later in life, that you wish you were taught sooner?
To value the gifts that God had given me, regardless of how others viewed them.
Finish the statement; In today's modern world it is important to...
Remain classy; women are getting to far from traditional morals and values and it’s ruining our society and how males view us.
What is the best etiquette advice you have ever received?
Dress appropriately for every occasion, your clothes and attitude are both representations of yourself.
Do you think today’s woman is concerned enough with, or prioritizing learning etiquette and social graces appropriately?
No, I do not. I believe that women are applauding nontraditional habits that are hindering the world; such as the loose moral culture. Unfortunately they are being influenced from the media, and developing unrealistic images that they are measuring themselves up to. When young ladies fall victim to what the mass media is portraying for them to follow they are unknowingly contributing to the decline of classy women. And it’s making it harder for us to be taken seriously in social and professional settings.
Do you believe there is power in femininity? If so why?
I do believe there in power in femininity; femininity is in how you carry yourself. Ladies are both feminine and masculine, it's a balance of the two energies one needs to be balanced and respected, I think women forget that. I believe that a woman who is more feminine will gain the respect of others if done properly and be taken more seriously.
Share one beauty secret and one style tip with us that works for you.
Pant suits are a must for me, they are a classic staple in my wardrobe. I also believe in having a solid skin care routine for healthy skin, because makeup can only cover so much.
How does poise and comfort with punctilio influence confidence?
Etiquette gives you the power to represent yourself well, and with that comes comfort. When you are confident it helps you forge solid connections with people by being aware of the subtle details of etiquette in social settings. Overall etiquette will give you a level of comfort to fully express who you are without offending others.
Please share with us your favorite quote.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
What is one vintage rule of etiquette or decorum that young women can benefit from today?
Everything new was once old and always comes back in a different generation. So the old must be appreciated to accept the new.