Course summary

This webinar was recorded live in November 2023 and is now available to watch again on-demand.

Etiquette coaches William Hanson and Jo Bryant introduce participants to good posture and correct deportment for the modern age.

Learn how some timeless techniques can be applied to contemporary living and understand how members of the British Royal Family are expected to stand, sit and move.

Discover modern methods for sitting, standing and walking gracefully and quick tricks for getting in and out of cars easily. We will share some top tips for walking in both heels and flats, and advise on how to manage accessories such as different styles of bag. 

Find out how modern deportment is not only about posture and poise, but also improved body language and confidence. 


Course information



  • Pre-recorded 60-minute lecture

Webinar speakers

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William Hanson

Webinar presenter

William joined The English Manner in 2008 before taking ownership in 2019.  He is widely regarded as the freshest and most trusted authority on etiquette and civility, with his relative youth and old-fashioned values making him an arbiter of modern manners.

Based in London, William’s work sees him teach in the UK and all over the world, including in Europe, America, China, south-east Asia and GCC countries. He is a trusted advisor and trainer to many official households, embassies, businesses and academic institutes.

He is a regular contributor to global media as an etiquette expert and believes good manners and etiquette are based on common sense and should be universal.

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Jo Bryant

Webinar presenter

Described by The Telegraph as ‘the empress of etiquette’, Jo joined The English Manner in 2019 from Debrett’s, where she spent over a decade as a tutor and the editor of more than fifteen acclaimed books on etiquette and modern manners.

Jo has worked with leading restaurant and hospitality groups, luxury retail brands, top concierge agencies and exclusive education specialists, along with private clients from all over the world. She also has experience in teaching younger clients, from small children through to teenagers and university students.

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— Moira

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In terms of English etiquette, cultural customs and all things British The English Manner are without question the best in their field. Informativeactive, entertaining, friendly and professional it is always a pleasure to participate in one of their events. You may find you both learn and laugh more than you’d anticipated: I invariably do.

— Augusta Harris, July 2021

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