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).

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.
6 Benefits of Unchaining Yourself From Your Desk to Take a Break Outside
Workplaces

6 Benefits of Unchaining Yourself From Your Desk to Take a Break Outside

Evolution did not prepare us to sit all day beneath fluorescent lights and stare at a screen.
4 Tips for Staying Calm in Conversation With Very Important People
You've Arrived

4 Tips for Staying Calm in Conversation With Very Important People

VIP doesn't stand for very intimidating person.
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The 5 Pillars of a Successful Personal Brand
Marketing

The 5 Pillars of a Successful Personal Brand

Be your authentic self and give people their money's worth. Your brand will grow itself.
4 Ways to Keep Your PowerPoint Presentation Off Life Support
Presentations

4 Ways to Keep Your PowerPoint Presentation Off Life Support

Stultifying PowerPoints are common but, with a little effort, entirely avoidable.
4 Ways for Control Freaks to Get Comfortable Delegating Tasks
Delegating

4 Ways for Control Freaks to Get Comfortable Delegating Tasks

Some things only you can do. Start trusting your team with everything else.
Instead of Skipping Lunch Do What Successful People Do
Lunch

Instead of Skipping Lunch Do What Successful People Do

People get more done when they are rested and fed, so get out of the office and eat something good for you.
7 Ways to Create a Friendly Environment at Work
Office Culture

7 Ways to Create a Friendly Environment at Work

People who like each other work better together.
6 Actions You Can Take Every Day to Build Your Self-Confidence
Self Improvement

6 Actions You Can Take Every Day to Build Your Self-Confidence

Think of confidence as a skill that you can get better at, then practice, practice, practice.
Will Work for Praise! How Waiving Your Fee Will Grow Your Business.
Starting Up

Will Work for Praise! How Waiving Your Fee Will Grow Your Business.

The willingness to be paid in testimonials and referrals is good strategy when casting about for your first customers.