Contemporary Communication Skills
For Teens And College Students


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Communications for School and Teens

Objective to this course

This is a customized Nine-Hour Program which is presented in three Sessions for College students or High School Upperclassmen seeking to improve their overall Conversational Skills, as well as understand the power of Body Language, and How to Read Other People. It includes Topics on social skills and how to create a more polished presence, and finishes with a Dining Tutorial Luncheon and Certificate of Achievement.

Saturday Sessions – Morning: 10:30 AM to 1:30PM, Afternoon: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Refreshments offered. Includes the Course Materials & Tutorial Lunch.

Outline of Program:

  • Part 1 – Communication Skills- 4 Hours

    Session 1 Contemporary Social Skills
    Making Introductions, Proper Greetings, Posture, Eye Contact, Making & Receiving Compliments.

    Session 2 Conversation Skills
    What makes someone “interesting to Others”? How to Be a good Listener, The Negatives of procrastination, The Importance of Acknowledging People, How to make Small Talk & be opened to all Conversations, How to Start Conversations with Strangers.

  • Part 2 - Communication & Dining Skills -5 Hours

    Session 1 The Power of Body Language – 2 Hours
    How to control your Gestures -Facial Expressions, Positive & Negative Gestures, How to Read Other People For Win-Win Negotiations.

    Session 2 Table Etiquette & Dining Skills -3 Hours
    Understanding Place Settings & Napkin Etiquette, Proper Posture at the table, American & Continental Dining Styles.


Matthew Shore, 19

Thank you Ms. Rolan for being such a good teacher. I have a greater understanding of how to present myself to strangers and the need to broaden my mind with new ideas and interests, so that I have more to offer in conversations with new people. I also feel more confident that it’s ok to be different and I have a better feeling about myself. I believe my time with you was most valuable.

Thanks again.

Matthew Shore

Mark Shore, 17

Dear Ms. Rolan,

I learned a lot of valuable skills from this training program. You taught me an easy way to make eye contact with people without staring. And you taught me how to respectfully eat at dinner. You also showed me that I have a really nice voice and the ability to talk to an audience. I will take what I learned  and apply it to my daily life. Thank you so much.

Andrew Merchant, 19

Dear Roslyn,

I just want to say thank you so much for the time you gave me. I have definitely learned so much information and feel so much more confident. I know I will take all you have taught me into my future. Thank you for giving me that nail polish to help me stop biting my fingernails! And I enjoyed learning about the Safety Zone so I won’t be uptight when looking into someone’s eyes. I really enjoyed my time with you. You opened me up to new ways of thinking about myself socially.

Menna Attia, Age 17

Coach Roslyn,

Thank you for making me feel confident. I got out of my shell and have started communicating better with peers and teachers at school. I made new friends, who I approached, and used the tactics that you taught me. This course has taught me so much.

Thank you for the hospitality and the warm welcome. I found out how to organize a wardrobe. I learned how to do makeup that looks good, and most importantly, my speech. Thank you for helping me get rid of that lisp. Ever since I was enrolled in this course, I’ve been doing the speech practices, and the breathing techniques, as well as opening my mouth more.

Another important thing that I learned was how to act in an dining interview for college or work.

Thank you again for helping me change to become a better person. I hope we can stay in touch in the future.

Vanessa Marrocco, Age 17

Dear Coach Roslyn,

It has been such a pleasure and honor to learn from your etiquette and Communications Program. I have learned so much that I will be able to use next year in college and beyond.

Thank you for your time and hospitality. You’re a wonderful teacher, I never got bored! I cannot wait to apply what I have learned to my day-to-day life!

Angelique Fuentes, Age 16

Dear Ms. Rolan,

I found this course very helpful. It made me realize that I should really put myself out there and to always talk to someone that’s alone, or might need company. I learned how to walk so I don’t seem unpleasant to approach, and to always keep smiling. I will use all the tips I learned from you throughout my life.

Thank you so much for this Course. It was wonderful to be able to do this with you.

Cynthia Santos, Age 34

Dear Ms. Rolan,

I loved my experience with you. I learned so much which helped me make many improvements, and I am most thankful. The lessons I learned will help me with my career, and I hope to teach my children proper table manners and how to speak and address others.

I enjoyed the class on how to properly dress, and I will always cherish your quotes. For example: “A personal polished image is the first thing people will see when they meet you, so when you leave your home, be ready for all possibilities.” Thanks to Ms. Roslyn, I am ready.

Cynthia Santos

Age 34

William Du , Age 17

Thank you for your instruction and effort Ms. Roslyn.

Although I was out of my comfort zone for a good portion of the process, it was rewarding for an introvert like myself to face obstacles when learning social skills and etiquette.

I particularly enjoyed the sessions on learning fashion wardrobe techniques, and researching styles in current magazines. It was also most interesting to learn about, and see, the different fabric swatches for menswear. As someone who never really thought too much about what he wore, I appreciated this introduction.

As for communication skills and manners, it’s best for me to learn by example, and there wasn’t anyone that could have done that better than you.

My thanks again,
William Du
Age 17
June 23, 2022

Caleb Haury, 16

Dear Ms. Roslyn,

Throughout your course there have been many things I have learned and found helpful. The ones which have helped the most have been in social etiquette with making introductions, eye contact with the safety zone, and making sure you are well groomed. I enjoyed learning about body language and how to read other people. I was able to utilize some of these skills while during my leadership week at Stevens Institute. I remembered your training about table etiquette and used proper eye contact when making proper introductions, and I used correct knife and fork positions when dining.

I enjoyed all out chats. Thank you for the box of thank you stationary and the inspiration you gave me for my High School event. You are truly a wonderful teacher.

August 10, 2023

Joseph Haury In Regards to His Son Caleb Haury

Good afternoon Roslyn,

Thank you so much for your energy and time that you invested in Caleb. We are very happy with the curriculum you designed, the knowledge you provided, and your approach in coaching/teaching him. You were always well prepared and the documents you provided are very thorough.

Caleb is a naturally shy teenager. However, since your sessions together, he has been noticeably more open to conversation and engaging in dialog. For example, he had a conversation with a of couple adults, whom he his relatively unfamiliar with, about his new job during a BBQ this past weekend. Previously, he would not have been able to communicate as clearly and confidently prior to working with you.

Your preparation efforts for his summer camp and school related leadership activities have also pushed him outside of his comfort zone in a positive way. Walking into his week-long summer camp at Steven’s Institute of Technology he was nervous but felt very prepared for dorm living and social mingling due to your instruction.

He has told us about the many other lessons you have taught him and we are very appreciative. Overall, you exceeded our expectations and we thank you for your hard work!

Thanks you,

August 15, 2023

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