Ms Syndi Seid
The World’s Leading
Etiquette Trainer & Celebrity Speaker
|Syndi Seid is the recognized world’s leading authority on business protocol
and etiquette and has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’ Eye on
America, Fox’s Trading Spouses, HGTV’s Party At Home, and Discovery
Channel’s Picture This.
Major companies like Hewlett-Packard Worldwide, Sprint International,
National Semiconductor, Marriott Hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and the
Miss Universe Pageant trust her to train their employees to avoid social faux
pas that could lead to major business and political blunders.
As founder of Advanced Etiquette worldwideŚwith affiliate offices in Beijing,
China and Chennai, IndiaŚSyndi will travel anywhere to help senior executives,
business professionals, and main-line employees overcome fears and insecurities
to gain poise, confidence, and authority in all business and social situations,
anywhere in the world.
Syndi is the Etiquette Expert for Staples.com and a contributing writer for
SBTV.com and Bnet.com. Syndi is also a guest lecturer on Celebrity Cruises
and appears on Office Depot’s web-based series, Web Café. Her monthly column
on etiquette appears in AsianWeek and was a contributor to the book, “Business
Etiquette for Dummies.” Her own book, Etiquette In Minutes… 201 practical
tips for business and social behavior is now available at
As a graduate of the prestigious The Protocol School of Washington, in D.C.
and the Emily Post Institute, Syndi earned their highest levels of certification,
including Certified International Protocol Officer and Corporate Trainer. She
lives in San Francisco with her husband Ron Hildebrand and is active in The
City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco Small Business Network (SBN),
Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), The American Institute of Wine &
Food (AIWF), eWomenNetwork (eWN), Boardroom Bound (BB), National
Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), National Speakers
Association (NSA), and the Women’s Leadership Exchange (WLE).
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