Fall Into Fabulous: Etiquette as a Way of Life

Fall Into Fabulous:  Etiquette as a Way of Life Good-bye Summer. Hello "Fall Into Fabulous" - my theme as we head into our next season! There are endless ways to be our fabulous selves and meet our goals - whether personal or professional. When all elements of our image - our appearance, grooming, body language and etiquette - work harmoniously, they help in the achievement of our goals. This blog post is dedicated to the topic of "etiquette" and the incredible impact it has in our lives. When we hear the word "etiquette", stuffy and rigid rules of how to behave may come to mind. But etiquette is not about "rules" - it is about building positive, productive and powerful relationships - in life and in business - and building our confidence and credibility. In business, when we build such relationships, prosperity also follows! But the relationships that we form go beyond ourselves and others. Etiquette is a way of life. It has to do with how we think, feel, speak, act, and impact others. It is about our relationship to ourselves, to others, and to all "things" in our lives. It takes into account our connection - or sometimes, disconnection - to ...

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Personal Coaching

November 24, 2011  |   Personal Coaching   |     |   0 Comment

Personal Coaching Personal coaching is ideal for those who would prefer to engage in private training sessions. Whether you are a professional looking to successfully position yourself for internal company advancement and promotion, a student transitioning from university to the workplace, or are simply interested in developing your personal confidence in any social or business setting, personal coaching will help you achieve your goals through an individualized program. All services offered by BloomStra Consulting can be customized to the specific etiquette and protocol needs of the individual client. For further information, please contact Erin Crotty at ecrotty@bloomstraconsulting.ca or 613-614-4540.

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Business Etiquette – Outclass the Competition

October 14, 2011  |   Corporate Etiquette   |     |   0 Comment

Business Etiquette – Outclass the Competition In today’s fiercely competitive business arenas, etiquette and protocol intelligence will distinguish you from the crowd.  While using this unique intelligence alone may not get you anywhere, it will give you an edge that will make the difference between you and another person who is just as smart. Business Etiquette - Outclass the Competition provides leadership skills you can implement immediately to help you project confidence and authority.  This seminar will provide you with some valuable, easy-to-use tools that will help you reach your professional goals. You will learn important personal qualities that will help you be successful in your profession. In this seminar, you will learn skills to help distinguish yourself from the competition such as: How to Make an Entrance and Work the Room How to be a Savvy Host and Guest How to Introduce Yourself to Others with Ease How to Mingle Like a Pro Eye Signals and Contact Handshaking - The Ultimate Greeting Handshaking Internationally Remembering Names Business Card Protocol Electronic Communications Strategic Dos and Don’ts Who Should Attend? Senior and Junior Executives Law Firms, Lawyers and Articling Students Financial Institution Managers and Employees Chartered Accounting Firms and Accountants Health Care Professionals and Employees Corporations with Multiple Employees Self Employed Individuals Administrative Assistants People Dealing with Company Clientele Individuals ...

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Dining Etiquette – Outclass the Competition

October 14, 2011  |   Corporate Etiquette   |     |   0 Comment

Dining Etiquette – Outclass the Competition In today's competitive business arenas, dining savvy and skills are a must whether you are conducting business locally or abroad.   People judge others by their table manners.  Good table manners allow you to concentrate and confidently participate during a business or social meal, thus making a positive impression upon your guest or colleagues. The skills you will learn in the seminar, Dining Etiquette - Outclass the Competition, will provide you with skills that can be immediately implemented to help you project confidence and authority at business and social events and enable you to distinguish yourself from the competition. You will participate in an exciting interactive exercise that includes a dining tutorial.  You will become a star performer who does not have to worry that you will be derailed by your competition because of poor table manners. Our goal is to work with you to hone your dining skills so you can outclass your competition and have fun doing it! The skills you will learn in this seminar include: Extending an Invitation Accepting an Invitation RSVP Receiving Line Host and Guest Duties Seating Guidelines Taking your Seat Napkins Guest of Honour Duties Toasting Rules and Protocol Proper Posture The Silent Service Code American ...

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Etiquette and Protocol Training for College and University Students

October 07, 2011  |   Academia   |     |   0 Comment

Etiquette and Protocol Training for College and University Students Transitioning from student life to the work world can be a nerve-wracking experience for any student who is not properly prepared.  Whether students are preparing for articling interviews, job interviews, internships, cooperative placements, Career Fairs, business meals or cocktail parties, having good manners builds leadership, refines social skills, improves their image and increases their self-confidence. All of these elements are fundamental to their success. Employers are looking for the perfect employee for the job - and that means more than technical know-how. Students who are able to present themselves at job interviews or employer events as confident and sociable WILL put them ahead of the competition. Colleges and Universities are recognizing the need for their students to master their social skills and good manners in order to create and maintain a good first impression as they prepare to transition from student life to the work world. The following seminars provide leadership skills that students can implement immediately to help them project the confidence and authority they will need to distinguish themselves from the crowd and outclass their competition. The Job Interview Process:  Stand Out From Your Competition Telephone Etiquette When You Receive an ...

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How to Succeed in the International Arena

October 07, 2011  |   International Protocol   |     |   0 Comment

How to Succeed in the International Arena Sensible Strategies to Broaden Your Global Awareness By now it’s no secret that competition in today’s international business arena has grown by leaps and bounds, making it imperative that the protocol skills required to compete effectively be developed and employed. Protocol is no longer relegated to the international diplomatic community alone. A knowledge of business protocol is necessary for anyone engaged in global business and exchange. We must be an envoy for the firm we represent, equipped with a knowledge and understanding of the business and social customs of the persons with whom we are negotiating. It is this know-how that will bring success. This seminar is for anyone whose job requires communicating, negotiating and socializing in the global marketplace. You don’t have to be a cosmopolite nor do you need years of experience working for a multi-national company; but you do need to have a keen awareness and continually feed your mind with global oriented information. How to Succeed in the International Arena will reinforce the considerable talents you already possess and provide valuable soft skills to help you compete in the global economy - an economy that demands diplomacy to tip the ...

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Dine Like a Diplomat

October 07, 2011  |   International Protocol   |     |   0 Comment

Dine Like a Diplomat The world is experiencing a rapidly expanding global economy.  In this competitive atmosphere, good dining skills are a must, whether you are conducting business abroad or entertaining international clients in your own country. Your conduct, especially your table manners, are very important in your own country and in the countries you visit to promote and conduct business. Good manners are considered important qualifications for executive positions. You will need the same qualifications to compete successfully in the international arena  Dine Like a Diplomat will give you these qualifications to add to your other impressive skills. You will participate in an exciting interactive exercise that includes a dining tutorial. You will learn important qualities and skills that can be implemented immediately that will help you project confidence and authority as well as distinguish yourself from the competition at business and social events worldwide.  They include: Extending an Invitation Accepting an Invitation RSVP Receiving Line Host and Guest Duties Seating Guidelines Taking Your Seat Napkin Etiquette Host and Guest of Honour Duties Toasting Posture at the Table and Excusing Yourself Styles of Easting - American, Continental and Asian Silverware Savvy Place Settings Forms of Service Worldwide A Wine Primer World Class Dos and Don’ts Eating Various Foods Tipping Globally Who Should Attend? Any individual, organization, corporation, personal ...

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Image Management

October 07, 2011  |   Image Management   |     |   0 Comment

Image Management What is Image? Your image is constantly at work.  It can work for you, or against you.  Your image - the way you look, care for and carry yourself, your personal style, poise and presence - is part of who you are.  It reflects your personality, values, attitudes, interests, abilities, uniqueness, roles and often your goals. This is your image at work from the inside, out. Your image is also you in the eyes and minds of others. Your image influences the way you are perceived by others. It becomes your identity. You are assessed, evaluated and judged - often within seconds - based on the image your project or reflect. The way you dress, your grooming, your body language including etiquette, are all elements of your image.  When each of these elements is in sync, they serve to support you in the achievement of your goals. What is Image Management? Image management is the ongoing process of evaluating and controlling the impact of your appearance on yourself and others.  It is creating an authentic, appropriate, attractive and affordable personal/professional image which increases your confidence, capability, credibility and productivity.  It contributes to your continuing success and simplifies your life. Image management is a necessary life, business ...

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