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).

7 Tips for Mastering the Fine Art of Following Up
Networking

7 Tips for Mastering the Fine Art of Following Up

A good first impression is wasted unless you take the next step of building a relationship.
6 Ways to Overcome Your Reluctance to Sell
Sales

6 Ways to Overcome Your Reluctance to Sell

The entrepreneur's moment of truth is that silence at the conclusion of the presentation when you wait for the client's response.
10 Ways to Be the Person People Like to Work With
Personality

10 Ways to Be the Person People Like to Work With

The work world is not a perfect meritocracy. The likeable person who is competent will usually be chosen over the jerk who is more talented.
7 Strategies for Dealing With Negative People
Positivity

7 Strategies for Dealing With Negative People

Pessimism is contagious. Have a plan to shield yourself from the people who know no joy.
5 Ways to Keep Fear of Failure From Holding You Back
Failure

5 Ways to Keep Fear of Failure From Holding You Back

Failure is the tuition we pay learning how to succeed.
Never Underestimate the Business Advantages of Dressing Well
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Never Underestimate the Business Advantages of Dressing Well

That crucial first impression is deeply influenced by appearance. Your wardrobe can be a competitive advantage.
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Quit Working Pointlessly Hard and Just Get More Done
Time Management

Quit Working Pointlessly Hard and Just Get More Done

A mindful approach to work and resistence to distractions results in getting a lot more done without making a big parade out of the work day.
To Make a Big Impression Keep These Tiny Words Out of Your Presentations
Public Speaking

To Make a Big Impression Keep These Tiny Words Out of Your Presentations

Filler words undermine credibility and give audiences the impression the speaker hasn't prepared well. Careful rehearsal pays big dividends.
How to Start a Conversation With Strangers at a Networking Event
Networking

How to Start a Conversation With Strangers at a Networking Event

Networking is undeniably an effective way to meet people who can provide new opportunities and help you grow your business.
6 Secrets to Better Sleep
Sleep habits

6 Secrets to Better Sleep

A cool, dark bedroom and a commitment to turn off computers and ereaders before bedtime will help ensure a healthy snooze.
Top 10 Ways to Make Your Presentations More Memorable
Public Speaking

Top 10 Ways to Make Your Presentations More Memorable

If you want to reel in your audience, slow down, keep it real and use visuals wisely.
The Best Way to Network on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Networking

The Best Way to Network on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Your goal? For someone to tell you 'I feel like I know you even though we've never met in person.'
5 Ways to Foster Learning in Your Workplace
Personal Development

5 Ways to Foster Learning in Your Workplace

The most successful managers recognize the benefits of ongoing training and continuing education.
Here's How to Strike Up a Conversation With Almost Anyone
Networking

Here's How to Strike Up a Conversation With Almost Anyone

The best entrepreneurs seem to have an innate ability to connect with strangers.
4 Ways to Be the Boss Employees Want to Work For
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Be the Boss Employees Want to Work For

Gratitude for the good work employees do and constructive criticism when needed are the keys to being the boss everybody is hoping to have.