Fabulous First Impressions
First impressions really do last a lifetime! Understand the importance of image, and master the art of nonverbal communication, conversation, introductions, handshaking, and greetings.
Strengthen your communication skills. Learn the keys to effective listening, telephone techniques, and the use of e-mail and other electronic communication. Discover how to write “thank you” that people remember. (This workshop can also include initial greetings and introductions.)
Learn the keys to a successful interview, from creating a fantastic first impression, to knowing how to use the most effective verbal and nonverbal communication. Discover the keys to preparation for the interview and the importance of an effective follow-up.
Learn the importance of understanding and adapting to the etiquette of a particular culture. This will include greetings, gift giving, conversation, table manners, business practices, and dress. Discussion will include the differences between U.S. and other countries’ customs with regard to such issues as punctuality, hierarchy, and gestures.
Dress for the Professional
What does your clothing say about you? Know how to select a wardrobe that will best suit a professional image from casual dress to the most formal attire. Understand the messages you send with grooming, color, accessories, and shoes.
Maintaining a Professional Image in a Business Casual Environment
Take control of the impression you make on others! Learn how casual dress is not the same as “crummy” or “Saturday casual.” Understand how to present a professional image including dress and demeanor to command respect in the business environment.
Better Business Writing
Now, more than ever, business people are inundated with written communication—faxes, letters, e-mail, memos, reports, documents and more! Learn the tips to making sure your correspondence is the one that gets read! Discover how to sharpen your business writing skills so that the message you write gets you the reaction you want.
First impressions really do last a lifetime! Participants will learn the art of making a successful entrance and working a room. Focus will be upon initiating a conversation, appropriate topics for small talk and overcoming “mingle-phobia.” Learn how to create the most effective initial impression through proper handshaking, eye contact, introductions and appropriate nonverbal communication. Finally, where would a successful mingling event be without teaching participants the etiquette of a graceful escape.
Learn how to make the most of your opportunities. Whether it is planning beforehand or knowing the appropriate behavior during the event, participants will focus upon the secrets to successful networking. Participants will discuss the best places to network and how to make networking a win-win proposition.
Be confident in any dining situation, whether with friends or business associates. Learn the proper use of utensils, American and Continental styles of dining, and other dining do’s and don’ts. Impress the most important of clients and focus on making the sale instead of which fork to use.
Maintaining a Professional Image
Actions speak louder than words. Everything you do and say creates an impression that others have of you. It is important that you maintain control of this impression. By focusing on civility, dress, body language and other aspects of your image, you will be sure to always put your best foot forward.
Business Tea for the Professional
In the fast paced world in which we live, learning to conduct business over a quiet cup of tea and simple food, brings civility back to the business world. Think about the impression you will create when you suggest meeting for tea and skipping the noisy and busy lunch meeting. Learn the how’s and why’s of this custom that is catching hold in other metropolitan areas.
Dining Savvy Through the Ages
Ever wonder why when we set the table the forks go on the left and the knives and spoons go on the right? For the last hundred years dining customs have changed little and many of our customs actually date back hundreds of years. Learn the answer to this and other place setting questions along with many other interesting facts as they relate to how we behave at the table.
Hidden Messages: Body Talk
Are you sure you’re always putting your best foot forward? Take control of the image you present to others. Discover the secrets of nonverbal communication and successful dressing. Learn what qualifies as professional dress for the office as well as the difference between Saturday casual and business casual. The course is a necessity for men and women who want to learn how body and dress impact communication and how to be sensitive to cross-cultural differences in nonverbal communication.
Public Speaking for the Professional
Public speakers are made, not born. Learn how to deliver speeches for maximum impact. This program gives pointers for overcoming anxieties, organizing materials, using audiovisual aids, as well as strategies for getting and keeping the attention of the audience. Practice using the voice and body effectively as you create and deliver speeches for various special occasions.
International Savvy: Learning the Art of Cross Cultural Communication
The need and opportunities for Americans to travel abroad and for visitors from overseas to travel in America are even more important in the world we live in today. Each traveler or host needs to be sensitive to incoming and outgoing messages about cultural differences and nuances. Learn appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication as a host for international guests or as a guest in another country.
Relationship building is the key to a successful sales strategy. Focusing on transactions may bring in sales in the short term, but the best way to ensure future sales is to understand what is meant by customer intimacy. Knowing how to build relationships and how to determine the appropriate image to present will translate into increased sales. Make sure that your sales team is using all the tools it needs to excel.
We all lead such fast paced lives these days, that we sometimes forget the the people with whom we interact are still the most important aspect of everything we do. This program focuses on what we can do to bring back this focus and to make the work environment a place where we treat each other with respect, that is, we treat each other as we would like to be treated. This program, as with all our programs, can be customized to deal with specific issues that an organization sees among its employees.
Our classes are fun and educational. We can customize them to fit your needs. If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact us.