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How to command and keep respect

Life Skills

On Demand

20 mins


Host: Rosie Driffill (BA PGDip MA) is a freelance writer, language teacher and psychotherapist based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. She has over six years’ experience of teaching English and Italian, and has written features on language, mental health and sustainable travel for the Guardian, Wanderlust, Dalesman and Therapy Today. Her memoir Suddenly, While Living - a book that focuses on health and recovery - will be published by Valley Press in January. Find out more at

Rosie will coach you on how to make an excellent first impression, and talk you through what makes people lose respect for others, and how you can avoid that.

Whether you want to get on better with your school friends, cousins, siblings or team members, this webinar will teach you some important techniques for commanding respect without being showy, aggressive, or compromising who you are.

Safeguarding reminder:  We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost important. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:

  • How to make a great first impression

  • Common conversational mistakes to make people lose respect for you

  • What to do instead, in order to keep people’s respect


Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10 and 11.

Class requirements

Students will require a pen and paper for note taking, and a short written exercise.

What to expect

  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar
  • This class was originally recorded live and is now available to view on demand
  • You'll now be taken to a Stripe payment page.
  • After payment, you will immediately be taken to a new window to watch the recorded class.


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