“It is my pleasure to recommend Ms. Joanna Parris, the founder of BOSS (Best Opportunity to Support Self) Inc. As the principal of J.S. Woodsworth Senior Public School in the TDSB – Toronto District School Board, I had the opportunity to host Ms. Parris at the school on four different occasions. She made a school wide presentation in an assembly on the importance of etiquette and social skills to the very diverse student body made up of grade seven and eight. Ms. Parris also taught all of the grade eight students in a more in-depth interactive workshop setting. She impacted approximately six individual classes made up of approximately 30 students per class. Some students were also given the opportunity to be part of a television segment featuring Ms. Parris and BOSS Inc.”

Janice U. Searles, Principal

Success Tips

BOSS provides young ladies and gentlemen with opportunities to envision and create concrete action steps that help to prepare them to become tomorrow’s insightful and extra ordinary young achievers.

BOSS’S mission is to instill confidence; and prepare you to become more responsible and productive adults. Armed with an excellent education; complemented with great manners, and a sound knowledge of etiquette and social skills; tools that will pave the way for a smooth transition and take you to the top of your career path.

Your mission and responsibility is to shape the events of your lives and set a course for success!

Success Tips:

  1. Consideration is the most important idea behind good manners. Simply put, Good manners means showing Kindness and Consideration to all people with whom you come into contact.
  2. It is about making others feel good about themselves and that in turn makes you feel good, too.
  3. Being rude to someone is bad manners, not because anyone says so, but because it causes hurt feelings.
  4. Common sense is another important component of good manners; for example, pushing your way to the front of a line when there is a queue is displaying bad manners and poor judgment or common sense.
  5. Be a friend whose words are true – be someone people can depend on.
  6. If someone doesn’t remember your name, come to their rescue immediately. Extend your hand, smile, and say your name.
  7. During a meeting or interview, cell phones, tablets and other digital devices should be turned off. The person who is physically present with you takes precedence over a cell phone call.

“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” - Les Brown

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