Professional Etiquette Workshop
& Career Networking Session
Acquaint yourself with the social techniques useful in any business atmosphere--from interviews to client lunches--and impress potential employers. Learn and practice these skills at this interactive workshop and mock networking event.
4-5:30 p.m. Presentation
5:30-6:30 p.m. Networking Session
- What’s Important Today in Business Protocol
- Maximizing Your Interviewing and Hiring Techniques
- Business Events, Entertaining and Dining Guidelines
- Utilizing the Power of Body Language in Your Career
- Social Networking Protocol
- How to Effectively Network
For the networking session, students are encouraged to bring (30-50) “career cards” to use and exchange during the networking session. A career card is the business card for those seeking employment. These can be made and printed on a personal computer with Avery (or other brand) business card products found at office supply stores. These should be of readable font and color and kept simple and professional in appearance. Career cards only need to include the person’s name, an email address and perhaps career or special interests. It is suggested that employment seekers use a separate email address solely for employment purposes rather than using their personal email address. It is not recommended that the home address be included on the card.
Written from a sales executive’s perspective, Please Don’t Drink from the Finger Bowl! provides practical advice and information on what to do and how to handle difficult situations with courtesy and grace. The book includes a wide range of business and general protocol topics. A FAQ section is based on questions asked during Pat’s numerous training programs.
About the presenter:
Pat Mayfield is president of Pat Mayfield Consulting, LLC, a business consulting company with a national client base. Founded in 2000, the company’s offerings are as diverse as the clients and customers it serves. Special areas of expertise include leadership, sales, negotiating, customer service, and protocol.
Prior to starting her own company, Pat was an award-winning national sales executive responsible for managing several multi-million dollar businesses. She also had success with building a multi-million dollar business from the ground up, including establishing and managing a new national sales force in new channels of distribution in a new industry for a division of a Fortune 500 Company.
Pat is the author of Giving and Getting: Tips on Negotiating, Manners for Success®, Please Don’t Drink from the Finger Bowl!™, and Business Tips and Techniques. She is a contributing author to Leadership Defined, featuring General Alexander Haig, Alan Keyes, and Dr. Warren Bennis; Conversations on Success with Stephen Covey, Marjorie Blanchard and Denis Waitley; and Speaking of Faith with Dr. Robert H. Schuller founder of the Crystal Cathedral, Ann Jillian, and Dave Dravecky.
Awards include being named one of the "Top 25 Who Made It Happen" in the furniture industry by High Points magazine, the National President’s Award from the Accessory Resource Team for developing a national education and sales training course, and a Bronze Leadership Award for Board Members for Jr. Achievement.
Pat holds a B.S. from the University of Arkansas, an M.A. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College.
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