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Discover Lafayette Highlights Lynley Jones of Behave! All Things Etiquette

Oct 30, 2018 02:24PM ● By Jan Swift

When you think of “Southern charm,” you typically envision friendly people with warm hospitality and gracious manners. Historically, it’s the way we’ve been raised, to smile, welcome people into our homes, and make people feel comfortable. Yet, in today’s world dominated by mobile devices that command our attention, there is not always the same focus on manners and etiquette. Discover Lafayette is proud to shine the light on Lynley Jones of Behave! All Things Etiquette, who brings sunshine and fun into the myriad aspects of behavioral etiquette.  

Lynley Jones is a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. With a background in politics, Lynley also has extensive experience in Children’s Ministry, having recently served at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette. Her newest endeavor, Behave! All Things Etiquette is a wonderful resource for our community as she makes herself available to coach businesses and individuals in manners, etiquette and navigating through life’s ups and downs. 

Spending just a short time with Lynley will leave you equipped to navigate awkward social situations, improve communication skills, build self-esteem, self-respect, and respect for others.

A bona fide charm school graduate of Mrs. Sealy’s Southern School of Charm and an expert on manners, Lynley has presented her etiquette course, “Behave Yourself,” professionally since 1987 to organizations and businesses throughout the south: Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, the Louisiana Young Bankers Association, LA Women’s Conference, the Women Owned Business Southwest Association, the United States Army, District Attorney’s Association, Louisiana Youth Leadership Conference, the American Institute of Banking, Louisiana Contractor’s Licensing Board, the Louisiana Library Association, and many more!

Lynley also teaches etiquette to young men and women in Lafayette and Lake Charles Cotillions. Her etiquette classes cover every topic from Executive Presence to Children’s Etiquette 101.  Viewers of Fox News15 in Acadiana enjoy watching her as a frequent guest discussing the many ways in which etiquette (or lack thereof) affects our quality of life. She is co-host along with Jamie Angelle on their new podcast, Don’t Be A Jerk, which you can check out on their Facebook page.

There’s no doubt about it: if you have an etiquette question or don’t know how to behave in certain uncomfortable situations, Lynley is the go-to person!

I should disclose that Lynley and I are close friends who used to write for Face Magazine in a previous etiquette endeavor, Grace Notes, which are still available online on Issuu. It was a pleasure to interview Lynley for her latest thoughts on etiquette manners in a recent podcast episode of Discover Lafayette which you can listen to at

I encourage you to check out Behave! All Things Etiquette’s Facebook page and website at  Thank you, Lynley Jones, for helping us all Behave!

 Jan Swift is Host and Producer of Discover Lafayette, a podcast focusing on the people and rich culture of Lafayette, the Gateway to South Louisiana. You can subscribe to receive a new episode each week at or by going to iTunes or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

To read more of Discover Lafayette click here.