Jacqueline Whitmore

Jacqueline Whitmore

Author, Etiquette Expert and Founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach

Jacqueline Whitmore is an etiquette expert and founder of the Protocol School of Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Fla. She is the author of Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals (St. Martin's Press, 2011) and Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work (St. Martin's Press, 2005).

Boost Productivity by Optimizing Your Work Environment
Productivity

Boost Productivity by Optimizing Your Work Environment

Try these techniques to develop a work flow customized to your rhythms.
10 Ways to Engage Your Audience During an Important Meeting
Public Speaking

10 Ways to Engage Your Audience During an Important Meeting

Every time you take the stage, you compete against dozens of distractions. Learn how to maximize all the forces in your favor.
9 Habits of Persuasive Business Leaders
Persuasion

9 Habits of Persuasive Business Leaders

Be effective in negotiations by enlisting these techniques. Then you'll practice the art of influencing others with finesse.
6 Ways to Cultivate Your VIP Relationships
Influencers

6 Ways to Cultivate Your VIP Relationships

Courting influential people? When approached right, these people can advance an initiative in a myriad ways. Pay them close attention.
6 Best Practices for Working From Home
Work From Home

6 Best Practices for Working From Home

When your office is located where you reside, productivity can go out the window. Or things are just too quiet. Here's how to maximize the benefits.
4 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt
Doubt

4 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

Learn how to manage stress and dips in confidence so you can effectively pursue your goals.
4 Tips to Better Manage Your Email Inbox
Email

4 Tips to Better Manage Your Email Inbox

Mastering effective digital correspondence is a winnowing game. Here's how to be a winner.
5 Ways to Distinguish Yourself With a Personal Brand
Personal Branding

5 Ways to Distinguish Yourself With a Personal Brand

Prompt other professionals to think of you first when they hear about a new business opportunity.
Yes, You Can Appear More Confident When Meeting a Client
Confidence

Yes, You Can Appear More Confident When Meeting a Client

If entrepreneurs believe in themselves and their businesses, their enthusiasm can become contagious.
3 Types of Leadership Strategies That Distinguish Outstanding Entrepreneurs
Leadership strategies

3 Types of Leadership Strategies That Distinguish Outstanding Entrepreneurs

Be familiar with all varieties as you may need to adapt your management style to better deal with unexpected situations.
9 Habits of High-Performing Business Leaders
Leadership Qualities

9 Habits of High-Performing Business Leaders

These successful professionals share a similar approach to life and work. Here's a concise list of their secrets.
The Suave Professional's Guide to Networking Success
Networking

The Suave Professional's Guide to Networking Success

Business occasions call for just the right touch when you're trying to enlargen your circle of connections. Here's how to do it even when you're not feeling like an influencer.
Your Attire Speaks Volumes Before You Open Your Mouth
Dress codes

Your Attire Speaks Volumes Before You Open Your Mouth

Dress to impress the audience at your next presentation. Your grooming and sprucing up become part of the message.
How to Turn an Underperformer Into an Ideal Employee
Managing Employees

How to Turn an Underperformer Into an Ideal Employee

A good leader will address problematic behaviors to give the person a chance to improve.
Host a Delightful Dinner Party for Clients and Colleagues
Parties

Host a Delightful Dinner Party for Clients and Colleagues

Put out a bit of you, showcasing your home, cooking and entertainment style and watch the business relationship grow. Here's how to pull off a complete evening.