A Provider of Character and Etiquette Education since 1994.

For over two decades, the Elegant Way School of Protocol®, a boutique etiquette firm founded by Loretta Neff, has offered character and etiquette education in a variety of topics to the private, public, and nonprofit sectors with representation in Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

In 2012, Ms. Neff formed the EW Foundation® as a philanthropic extension of her seventeen-year etiquette business to serve primarily the nonprofit sector globally. Today, EW Foundation® is an educational nonprofit providing character and etiquette educational resources to children and young adults, and fundraising enhancements to charities, missions, and schools.

“Social skills are an asset. Good manners can pay dividends, sometimes extraordinary ones.” ~ Loretta Neff


We provide etiquette programs for children, students, corporations, and luminaries.


We offer lectures and seminars to college students and business professionals.


We offer etiquette education books and events for children and young adults.

Definition of Etiquette:

Personal conduct or behavior (good manners and civility) as evaluated by an accepted standard of appropriateness for a social or professional setting…

From historical, philosophical, and sociological points of view, manners and civility have been defined and interpreted in many ways. No matter how you define etiquette, it is important in so many ways and on so many levels.

As private citizens, professionals, and students of a multicultural nation, we all have a need and vested interest in gaining a better understanding of decorum.  Civility not only demonstrates our sensitivity and respect for others, but also creates harmony in our relationships and in our lives.

The Elegant Way School of Protocol
One City Plaza
801 South Olive Avenue, Suite 214
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
T. 561.833.3700


Our first president, George Washington, wrote a document of one hundred and eight (108) standards that reinforced civility as a habit.


Departments of State have codified rules of diplomatic protocol for dealing with individuals from other nations.


Emily Post, perhaps the most notable matriarch of manners, defined civility as “a code of behavior, based on kindness and consideration.”


International luminaries such as Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and others, emphasized civility themes and placed etiquette at the core of their lives.