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 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.
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.