usiness Etiquette Testimonials

"LuAnn led a session at our Annual Awards Gala. She was phenomenal! Attendees were very engaged and gave her high marks on the post-meeting survey. She has a delightful way of educating participants while making them laugh. I would definitely recommend her!" Elizabeth Green - Assistant Vice President Marketing and Development Project Consultant - First Citizens Bank

“The etiquette training program that Lu Ann conducted at TriSure, not only taught our entire staff the appropriate way to act and react in a myriad of scenarios, it provided an unexpected increase in confidence and professionalism that translated into incremental business.” Jim HolmesPartner – TriSure Corporation

“Lu Ann's gift to the community is her ability to connect with both adults and children and to make us each more effective in very important ways. Anyone who can effectively teach CEOs AND a room of 11 year olds about manners and etiquette is truly talented!  I have recommended her to many of my clients as another way for them to improve their business and their service to their customers." - Marirose K. Steigerwald - President and Founder - The Human Element

“Lu Ann's knowledge of protocol etiquette coupled with her grace, warm personality and passion for teaching make her an excellent business partner.” Anthony G. CareyGeneral Manager – Siena Hotel/Il Palio Ristorante

“Ms. Rudolph’s presentation received the highest overall score at our 2007 Young CPA Conference. The attendees loved her high-energy and informative presentation. Business Etiquette is a topic useful and relevant to professionals of all ages!” – Rachel Greene, Meeting Planner, NC Association of CPAs

“We have had the privilege of working with Lu Ann Rudolph on several occasions. Her expertise and years of experience make her the “Best” when it comes to directing a wedding. Even when unforeseen things happen, she knows just what to do and does so with grace.  Our brides appreciate that she is an expert in etiquette and protocol. She helps everyone in the wedding party feel confident and relaxed.  When we are in need of assistance, Lu Ann is the first person we call!” - Peggy Eldridge Swartzel and Emmy S. Woodall of Eldridge and Woodall Weddings and Events, LLC

“Over the eight weekly sessions, the level of questions and increased involvement of the entire staff was evident. Lu Ann Ely Rudolph led our group to understand and appreciate the value of etiquette and the skills necessary to execute in both business and personal settings.  Her interactive approach combined with humor made the sessions a huge success for employees of Paragon Commercial Bank.” Michael Story - COO - Paragon Commercial Bank

"Lu Ann was a delight to work with! Her professionalism shined through her
presentation on etiquette dining. Her interactive style really helped us
visualize and learn. The feedback has been so amazing from students. A
million thanks to her for sharing this knowledge and experience with us!" -  Nichole Smoot - Alpha Kappa Psi - Professional Business Fraternity, Lambda Omicron Chapter - NC State University

“LuAnn is a very energetic, knowledgeable and powerful speaker. Her professionalism and enthusiasm helped our leadership development candidates see the relevance of etiquette to their careers through her wonderful presentation.  The participants thoroughly enjoyed their day with LuAnn.”  Robin D. Phillips - AVP-Sales and Service Training Manager - First Community Bank, N.A., West Virginia

“LuAnn Ely-Rudolph is an expert in the world of business etiquette. In fact, we have added her to the list of presenters that we use during our ten week leadership series, Leadership Chapel Hill/Carrboro; because we believe that her course is an excellent resource for everyone – from the new administrator to the veteran executive.” - Aaron Nelson - President and CEO, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

“…I have never seen anyone do this type of program any better than Lu Ann. You can’t go wrong!” K. Shannon Davis, PhD, MBA, SPHR - Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs -Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor - College of Management - North Carolina State University

“LuAnn’s business etiquette class is comprehensive, covering everything from a formal business dinner to a casual interaction with a potential client/customer. Participants come out of her class with a better understanding of appropriate business and cultural norms, and I believe they will be more successful because of it.” Anne McKune - Director, Institute for Sustainable Development - Foundation for a Sustainable Community

“In this day of relaxed manners, proper business/dining etiquette skills provide us the extra edge in dealing with clients and competitors. Those who have these skills (and there are more out there than you would imagine) have a heightened awareness of those around them who have been properly trained and those who have not. I want our clients and other business associates to recognize Mulkey staff as among those who “know the right way”. Lu Ann Ely-Rudolph’s classes have given us tools to further our success in the market place by being comfortable in any social/business and dining setting...” Barbara MulkeyCEO - Mulkey Engineers and Consultants

“Our school has had the pleasure of working with LuAnn Rudolph for the past two years in terms of etiquette classes.  She is a charming, intelligent, and polite teacher of etiquette who knows how to reach out the students.  We have enjoyed our working relationship with Mrs. Rudolph.” Dr. Robert Scripko - Principal– Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School

“When looking for assistance in completing the requirements for Manners badges for over 100 Girl Scouts at summer camp, I immediately thought of Lu Ann Rudolph to facilitate a program.  My own daughter, as well as many of her friends, had attended Cotillion classes with Ms. Rudolph in the past and I was well acquainted with the kinds of skills that my daughter learned and still practices years later. She has a unique way of connecting with children. They respond well to her style of teaching.” - Linda AshtonGirl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Plains 

“My daughter enjoyed the stories told by Ms. Rudolph. The rules and guidelines were helpful, but what really hit home were the stories she told demonstrating real-life applications. She said the stories were “interesting and funny” and that she still remembered them and it has been more than a year since she completed the class.” Jennifer Hartparent at St. Timothy’s School

“Thank you for the great etiquette class! I have learned so many new things.” - Robynstudent

“Mrs. Rudolph’s presentation was both informative and timely. It is amazing how many people forget the simple things when it comes to daily etiquette in both their personal AND professional lives. There is something for everyone in the information she presents. In addition Mrs. Rudolph (and her company) is a great resource whenever you have an event that requires specific cultural details or an extra attention to detail.” - James Auerbach - Vice President, Showtime Events - President-Elect for the Greater Triangle ISES Chapter



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