Category Archives: Business Etiquette

Learn to Entertain With Ease & Elegant Protocol At Your Next Business Dinner
16 Feb

Learn to Entertain With Ease & Elegant Protocol At Your Next Business Dinner

Sarah Hathorn interviews Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® Thursday, March 10, 20118:00pm – 9:00pm (EST) I frequently hear from my corporate clients who are HR executives and CEO’s that before they promote high potentials to the top of the leadership ladder, they also first test out their social business and entertaining etiquette skills in real-life […]

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Public Speaking and the Mind-Body Connection
10 Feb

Public Speaking and the Mind-Body Connection

There is a fascinating article “Who Are You? A Primer on Reading People” in the February 2011 issue of Psychology Today. Columbia University psychologist Dana Carney writes about a phenomenon called “power posing.” She says that using open postures – with arms akimbo and feet apart – doesn’t just influence observers but it also creates […]

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Punctuality: An essential sign of professional respect
12 Oct

Punctuality: An essential sign of professional respect

I am amazed that although the world is moving faster than ever and time is increasingly precious, so many professionals remain lackadaisical about synching their schedules in a responsible fashion.  We all have 24 hours in a day and lead hectic lives, and it is basic common courtesy to promptly keep the appointments we make […]

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Dealing the Cards: Don’t play your business etiquette hand like a game of chance
10 Aug

Dealing the Cards: Don’t play your business etiquette hand like a game of chance

I always find it intriguing how some people at a social function or formal networking event just don’t get the concept of how to react to a business card. That little 2 X 3 inch card offers them a valuable snapshot of a person’s achievements, accomplishments, education, industry, and expertise. But I still see people […]

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The Movie Sex & the City 2: Samantha’s international etiquette faux pas
22 Jun

The Movie Sex & the City 2: Samantha’s international etiquette faux pas

A couple of weeks ago I went to see the release of the new movie Sex and the City 2. When I used to watch the HBO show I always enjoyed seeing what the four divas were wearing. That was also the case in this movie, although much of the focus was on what these […]

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The Great Follow Up
14 Jun

The Great Follow Up

This week I wanted to spotlight one of my great colleagues Chi Chi Okezie. I’ve known Chi Chi for years  and respect her networking style. We have done radio shows together and she is the master of networking. She has a great new book out entitled “Networking Made Simple” which is wonderful! Here’s a quick […]

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The “TMI” Trend: Discretion equals professionalism in today’s workplace
19 Apr

The “TMI” Trend: Discretion equals professionalism in today’s workplace

 Today with all the personally revealing reality shows on TV and the sharing of way too much private and intimate information on social media sites the trend for Too Much Information (TMI) is naturally spreading into the workplace. More and more professionals are getting caught in the trap of revealing personal information in a way […]

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My Personal Passion: Presenting the ABCs of Corporate Presence
05 Apr

My Personal Passion: Presenting the ABCs of Corporate Presence

Customizing and designing corporate programs to help organizations take their businesses to the next level is one of my great passions. Large, successful companies always understand that people are their most valuable asset. But not all of them train their personnel about how to positively represent their corporate brand through their professional presence and what […]

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