Seminars

Networking like a Pro

"Being an expert in your field is not sufficient if nobody knows your skills –   

you might as well close shop."

- Gisela Klöss

 

Besides it being absolutely fun, meeting new people will also give you opportunities to pitch yourself. In the end you are, and will always, be your best sales person.

Our course will give you the necessary tools to not only feel confident but also excited about your next engagement – whether it is professional or social.

 

mix mingle

Please Note: Each program will be customized based on your unique needs and goals and includes everything you need to be successful.

 

Pre-Networking Prep

  • 4 Ws (When? Where? What? Who?)
  • Logistics
  • Dress Code
  • Purpose

 

On-site (Fake It!)

Successful Entrance

  • Enter the Room Like a Pro
  • How to Enter a Group

Rules of Engagement

  • Body Language
  • Small Talk
  • Initiate a Conversation
  • Talking Shop / Career Talk: Good Approach, or Topics to Avoid?
  • Recovering from OOPPS

Exit Strategies: The Smooth Escape

Exit Extras

  • When to Move
  • Boredom and Other Discomfort
  • Saving Face
  • The Vanishing Group
  • The Etiquette of Escape

 

Mingle Like a Pro, Phase II: Advanced Mingle Tips

  • Props -- Hats, Gloves, etc.
  • Working the Food/Bar Area
  • Host Duties
  • The Art of Piggybacking
  • “Oh, I Thought You Were…”
  • Cigarettes: Pros/Cons
  • Making the Most of Toasts
  • Tips and Tricks for Going Through a Receiving Line
  • Possible Blunders

 

Faux Pas Primers

Dealing with Faux Pas

Handling Unusual Situations

  • When You are Dressed Inappropriately
  • When You Forget a Name

 

Made it! After Affairs -- Reap What You Sowed

  • Thank the Host
  • Get in Touch
  • Stay in Touch

 

 

We are looking forward to designing a program specifically for your needs and goals.

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OUTCLASS THE COMPETITION: DINING SKILLS

When was the last time you wished you could become part of the dining setting or just disappear because you were not sure what to do? Let's change that!

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OUTCLASS THE COMPETITION: BUSINESS ETIQUETTE

Set yourself apart! Become memorable not only for your expertise but also your sensitivity to unspoken cultural norms.

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NETWORKING LIKE A PRO

This course will give you the necessary tools to not only feel confident but also excited about your next engagement, whether it is professional or social in nature.

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Our Dine Like a Diplomat seminar will give you the tools to be not only a pleasant and respectful guest but also an excellent host at the world table.

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CROSS CULTURAL AWARENESS

The potential of cultural faux pas are endless. Indeed, avoiding them all is not very likely, however, doing one’s homework will ensure to at least avoid the unforgivable.

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DECODING CULTURAL TRAITS

The potential of cultural faux pas are endless. Indeed, it’s not very likely that you will be able to avoid them all. However, doing your homework ensures that you can at least avoid the unforgivable.

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