Syndi Seid is full of life and wisdom. Since I met her in person in the year 2001, I have learnt a lot of things from her and her monthly etiquette newsletters she sends to me every month. She is always regular and punctual in sending these newsletters. I really enjoy reading them every month and always look forward to it, for they are very didactic and full of lessons. Reading from her has actually changed my mannerisms positively.
Indeed, Syndi Seid is a homo sequendum—a person you must follow, emulate, and trust. She is a vivid example of the light of the world both in her character and in her teachings.
Pastor (Barr.) Anayo Enechukwu, Enugu, Nigeria
When I enrolled in the Successful Entertaining and Formal Dining seminar, I was hoping to pick up some new tricks and learn a few finer points about table manners. What actually happened though I was not expecting – a major change in my daily eating habits. I had no idea that the way I hold a knife and fork was sending a message to my fellow diners. Having learned the global style of utensil etiquette I will never zig-zag my fork again. When I am out at a restaurant or eating with a large group I can’t help but look around to see who is holding their fork in their left hand tines down.
I am so grateful for Syndi who in one lesson was able to eliminate my anxiety about restaurant dining. I highly recommend her courses for anyone looking to improve their confidence at the table. After this training you will feel comfortable breaking bread among any crowd.
“I’ve been a subscriber to your newsletter since 2004 while visiting my son in San Francisco. I saw you were giving a class on table etiquette for Europeans. As an event planner for 27 years, I found it to be so interesting, because I had clients from many different countries—especially Japan—so I signed up for your newsletter. I live in NY and have never attended any of your seminars, but really do enjoy all your information and colorful presentations. I’m impressed with the business you have created out of nothing and have run it so successfully for many many years. Kudos to you, Syndi, a great role model!”
“Syndi Seid has this figurative crystal ball into which she has cleverly enshrined a lifetime of travel and learning how to function comfortably and effectively in unfamiliar cultures. As she presents her craftswomanship she incorporates healthy streams of wit and empathy.
Syndi skillfully looks into our futures to predict situations we are likely to encounter in our travels and inter-cultural business dealings. The result is a selection of astute techniques that helps assure our success.
She has an instinct for good business practices in international environments.”
— Jay Gordon, retired international Presentation Skills lecturer
We first met on a Celebrity Cruise to Hawaii in 2006 and you were a guest lecturer. I was a “front row seat” in all of your talks and found them fascinating. Even though I am not in business, I have always enjoyed and learned a great deal from your monthly newsletters.
I remember I was at a winemaker’s dinner one evening and a young man was seated at our table with his ball cap on his head. My companion and I asked him to remove the hat while dining which he did. The next newsletter you published was about just that subject. Keep up the great work. Martha Foltz, Clearlake, CA
Syndicated Seid is the guide we all need to behave well in any situation. Her book is a must for anyone seeking to create meaningful business relationships here and abroad. Her book and her newsletters guide me and my staff to behave appropriately both in meetings and at meals in a way that is culturally aware and respectful but not stuffy.
Mary Ann Maggiore, Fairfax, CA
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