Have you ever walked into a business function and wondered how you were going to make a lasting impression? Jacqueline Whitmore's presentation gave us tips on how to stay above the competition and how to network more effectively.
Our speaker, Jacqueline Whitmore, CSP, is an international etiquette and image expert who has helped thousands of people around the world learn to be more confident and courteous in business and social situations. Considered a thought leader in her field, Jacqueline has appeared in the pages of nearly every major publication and on a radio television including ABC's 20/20, The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Extra and CNBC, among others.
Jacqueline has been featured or quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Time, Fortune, Cosmopolitan, Women's Day. Women's Health, and O: The Oprah Magazine. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers.
Jacqueline spoke about "Mastering Your Mingle Ability: Top Seven Ways to Foster Stronger Client Relationships". Some of her topics included:
- How to Make an Entrance
- Small Talk Made Easy
- Remembering Names
- The Art of Handshaking
- Introducing Yourself to Others
- What Areas of the Room to Avoid and Why
- How to Escape the Conventional Rambler
- The Dos and Don'ts of Working the Room
We would like to thank Lori Schacher and Danyell Schastny with the Hyatt Regency Phoenix for their gracious hospitality, www.phoenix.hyattcatering.com, and our program sponsor, the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau, www.sonomacounty.com. The January program chairs were Jennifer Castro (Dave & Busters www.daveandbusters.com) and Nicole Krekeler (Maggiano's Scottsdale www.maggianos.com), and the property chair was Lisa Pressman (Lisa Pressman Ensemble www.opusfromus.com/events). Many thanks to photographer Mark Skalny (Mark Skalny Photography www.markskalny.com) and Carlo Espinoza (McDonald Floral & Gifts www.mcdonaldfloralandgifts.com) for their support this month!
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Submitted by - Nicole Krekeler, Maggiano's
Photos by Mark Skalny Photography