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Melva Akens, etiquette and styling expert, has addressed and serviced a diverse portfolio of clients including corporations, professional associations, educational institutions, and entertainers.

Her exciting message and creative techniques on fine-tuning your social skills are priceless! She has empowered audiences with a motivational approach that carefully demonstrates the advantage of practicing etiquette everyday, and shares tips on the art of ?out-classing the competition?. Melva writes columns on the importance of civility & honors speaking engagements.

Ms. Akens currently serves on the board of directors for the Global Peace Film Festival and WESH News Channel 2 African American Advisory Panel. She is a founding board member of Women In Film & Television International, past president of Women In Film & Television-Florida, and recent Vice Chair of the City of Winter Park?s Program Development and Evaluation Committee. She is a community advocate and participated in a historic conference call with the White House on Women's Initiatives.

Prior to moving to Florida, Ms. Akens was a retail buyer and merchandiser. She received etiquette certification and licensing from the Washington School of Protocol? - the preeminent institution in the United States for etiquette training, and At Ease, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Melva has also completed numerous corporate executive development programs and is a graduate of Pepperdine University.

?The class is very informative and had lots of suitable material for day to day living. I truly enjoyed it.?
? Mamie Blackman, Student
Rollins College


?The program is highly effective and it has made a difference in the lives of the associates who have attended."
? Carol Rasheed, President
Network Beauty Inc.


?You are absolutely magical!?
? National Association of
Black Journalists


?WOW! What a treat it was to witness first hand a dynamic curriculum about etiquette and the power it brings."
? Andre? Gore, Executive Director
N-put Inc.
Youth Mentoring Organization


?Ms. Akens? Business Etiquette classes have been a boon to my business relationships. Thanks Melva what a great investment!?
? Kenneth Troy Gilleylen, Mortgage Broker
Ideal Mortgage Solutions