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Cynthia R. Grosso

Cynthia R. Grosso is a corporate etiquette expert. She has been a speaker, teacher and consultant in this arena for more than 15 years. She is the founder of the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette. Prior to her current business, she owned a prominent international modeling and finishing school.

In addition to being an award winning speaker and a business columnist, Ms. Grosso has appeared as an etiquette expert on the Dr. Phil Show, Oprah, Faking It and Perfect Proposal reality shows on TLC, written about in Woman’s Day Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, BusinessWeek Magazine, Golf Digest, Working Woman Magazine, Women’s World Magazine as well as many others. She has been published well over 100 times and is the author of several books on civility, an audio book and several e-books. She is the host of Your Manners Matter radio show.

Ms. Grosso is the author of the Professional Savvy Series, and online learning program for Professional Table Manners that is the only one of its kind in the world. This program won the bronze medal in the world for excellence in E-learning.

Ms. Grosso is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BS degree in Business Administration. She is an award winning adjunct professor of business etiquette and protocol at several local colleges.

Ms. Grosso is active in professional and civic organizations and has received several awards to include the prestigious “Business Person of the Year” award given by the Chamber of Commerce in her area. She has also received the Outstanding American Award for outstanding community service given by the United States Jaycees.

Ms. Grosso focuses on the critical ten percent….”the polish”, needed for business people to compete and grow in the corporate environment. She speaks to people on an individual, group or corporate level.

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