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).

8 Ways to Gracefully Receive a Compliment
Etiquette

8 Ways to Gracefully Receive a Compliment

Everyone wants praise but nice people often are often inadvertently rude when they receive it.
6 Instances When Nicely Saying 'No' Benefits Your Business
Time Management

6 Instances When Nicely Saying 'No' Benefits Your Business

You can't be available for big opportunities if you say 'yes' to every little thing.
Hillary Clinton and the Etiquette of Issuing a Proper Apology
Apology

Hillary Clinton and the Etiquette of Issuing a Proper Apology

The Democratic presidential nominee has done a reasonably good job of dampening the uproar she sparked by labeling of half of Trump supporters "deplorables.''
The Business Benefits of the Handwritten Letter
Personal Branding

The Business Benefits of the Handwritten Letter

Somehow, the countless emails people write now seem unlikely to be read a century from now like we read the letters people penned long ago.
6 Ways to Develop the Poise That Defines a Business Leader
Leadership Qualities

6 Ways to Develop the Poise That Defines a Business Leader

Leaders who are gracious when times are calm are likeliest to remain poised in crisis.
5 Ways Volunteering Helps You Do Well While Doing Good
Volunteering

5 Ways Volunteering Helps You Do Well While Doing Good

People helping the community because they have a giving heart are just the people you want to do business with.
10 Timeless Tips for Giving Effective Presentations
Public Speaking

10 Timeless Tips for Giving Effective Presentations

Because public speaking shouldn't be scarier than death.
How One Person's Ignorant Behavior Insulted an Entire Country
Ryan Lochte

How One Person's Ignorant Behavior Insulted an Entire Country

If Ryan Lochte had taken some etiquette classes when he was a little kid, this whole debacle could have been avoided.
6 Tips for Minding Your Email Manners
Email

6 Tips for Minding Your Email Manners

Every email is a representation of your professionalism.
5 Etiquette Rules for Using Emojis at Work
Marketing Bootcamp

5 Etiquette Rules for Using Emojis at Work

Emojis, once solely symbols of teen angst or exuberance, are a hieroglyphic adults can use, albeit gingerly, in professional communications.
5 Rules for Holding Effective Virtual Meetings
Virtual Meetings

5 Rules for Holding Effective Virtual Meetings

To succeed, you must be able to meet "in person" no matter where you are in the world.
How to Rock the Company Picnic and Go Home With Your Reputation Intact
Business Etiquette

How to Rock the Company Picnic and Go Home With Your Reputation Intact

The trick is being the life of the party without later being the butt of the jokes.
7 Ways Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words
Body Language

7 Ways Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words

Even when people hear your words they are watching what you say.
6 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Quit
Motivation and Retention

6 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Quit

Honestly, would you work for you?
6 Signs You Work Too Much and Need to Get a Life
Make More Happen

6 Signs You Work Too Much and Need to Get a Life

When your passion is boring everyone else trying to enjoy their weekend, it's time to get a hobby.