Jacqueline Whitmore

Jacqueline Whitmore

Author, Business 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).

5 Breaks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Take
Vacations

5 Breaks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Take

Go off the grid (temporarily) and stop feeling anxious about it.
7 Elements of a Strong Work Ethic
Work Ethic

7 Elements of a Strong Work Ethic

Remember that business contact you dropped because he or she didn't care about the work? That's the very definition of a weak work ethic.
6 Types of Clients You're Better Off Without
Client Relationships

6 Types of Clients You're Better Off Without

Not every customer is always right. A few never are.
5 Tasks Entrepreneurs Are Better Off Outsourcing
Outsourcing

5 Tasks Entrepreneurs Are Better Off Outsourcing

The smart move is focus on growing your business and hire talented freelancers for everything else.
7 Essentials for an Elevator Pitch That Gets People to Listen
Elevator pitch

7 Essentials for an Elevator Pitch That Gets People to Listen

Brevity is the soul of wit and about all the typical attention span will tolerate.
A 10-Step Strategy for Making Friends With a VIP
VIP

A 10-Step Strategy for Making Friends With a VIP

When you've realized who are the people who can help you the most, start thinking about how you can help them.
Everything You Need to Know to Avoid Business Lunch Blunders
Etiquette

Everything You Need to Know to Avoid Business Lunch Blunders

No idea is brilliant when explained while chewing.
4 Essentials for Being the Person People Remember
First Impressions

4 Essentials for Being the Person People Remember

When you make it clear how you can help, people remember that.
5 Ways Weekends Can Boost Your Productivity Monday Through Friday
Work-Life Balance

5 Ways Weekends Can Boost Your Productivity Monday Through Friday

People who work seven days a week need to learn about the law of diminishing returns.
4 Ways to Always Leave Networking Events With an Appointment
Networking

4 Ways to Always Leave Networking Events With an Appointment

Networking can be enjoyable but that's not why anybody does it. Have a plan for meeting the people you can help, and vice versa.
5 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Every Time You Speak
Conversational Intelligence

5 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Every Time You Speak

Lincoln is remembered for the Gettysburg Address. The rest of us live with the impression others take from ordinary conversation.
7 Ways Introverts Can Become Master Minglers
Networking

7 Ways Introverts Can Become Master Minglers

Shy people enjoy the networking advantage of being the good listeners everyone enjoys meeting.
7 Qualities That Distinguish Genuine Leaders From Bossy Poseurs
Leadership

7 Qualities That Distinguish Genuine Leaders From Bossy Poseurs

The boss is somebody whose job is telling people what to do. Leadership is much more.
5 Tips for Accomplishing What's on Your To-Do List
Productivity Tools

5 Tips for Accomplishing What's on Your To-Do List

Writing down what you need to accomplish can a powerful productivity tool or a reminder of what you failed to do. It depends on how you work it.
5 Things to Do Friday Afternoon to Accelerate Your Business Monday Morning
Productivity

5 Things to Do Friday Afternoon to Accelerate Your Business Monday Morning

You can take it slow as the weekend nears. Just don't stop.