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).

How To Break In and Stand Out at a Networking Event
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How To Break In and Stand Out at a Networking Event

Just remember that most person feel awkward striking up a conversation with a stranger and will appreciate that you took the initiative.
9 Rules of Open-Office Etiquette
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9 Rules of Open-Office Etiquette

When the rules of open-office etiquette are observed, camaraderie, communication and collaboration will ensue.
7 Ways to Re-Motivate Yourself at Work
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7 Ways to Re-Motivate Yourself at Work

It's easy to be motivated when we're excited by a new venture but more rewarding when we remember why it is still worthwhile.
6 Ways to Combat 'Lonely Entrepreneur' Syndrome
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6 Ways to Combat 'Lonely Entrepreneur' Syndrome

Sincere involvement with people is how you build your business without ever feeling isolated.
The 6 Biggest Startup Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
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The 6 Biggest Startup Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

The worst mistakes are also completely avoidable.
9 Strategies to Get Past the Gatekeeper
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9 Strategies to Get Past the Gatekeeper

The people you really need to get a meeting with have people paid to be skeptical of meeting with you.
Your Lame Small Talk Could Be Costing You the Sale
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Your Lame Small Talk Could Be Costing You the Sale

You don't have to be a brilliant conversationalist, just mind your manners, remember names and listen.
The Perfect Plan to Properly Prepare for an Important Meeting
Meetings

The Perfect Plan to Properly Prepare for an Important Meeting

Preparation is not always fun, but the time you spend getting ready for a meeting can make for a more positive experience.
Keeping a Good Employee From Leaving Is Your Best Growth Strategy
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Keeping a Good Employee From Leaving Is Your Best Growth Strategy

Hiring is perhaps the most nerve-wracking aspect of running a business. Avoid the ordeal by keeping the good people already on your team.
The 5 Elements of the Consummately Tactful Professional
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The 5 Elements of the Consummately Tactful Professional

The ability to speak truthfully without causing offense is an invaluable asset in the world of business.
7 Ways to Create Harmony In the Office
Leadership

7 Ways to Create Harmony In the Office

Simple, pleasant behaviors bolster camaraderie that improves productivity at work.
Never Sacrifice Any of These 5 Areas of Your Life for Work
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Never Sacrifice Any of These 5 Areas of Your Life for Work

Success is a mirage if attaining it requires compromising what is of intrinsic value to every person.
Minding Your Manners When Dining Abroad
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Minding Your Manners When Dining Abroad

You don't mean to be rude anywhere but, when doing business internationally, you need to understand that what's polite in one society might shock you host in another.
How to Do Business Casual With Exquisite Style
Business Casual

How to Do Business Casual With Exquisite Style

There is contradiction between casual and looking good.
The 6 Signs of Cell Phone Addiction
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The 6 Signs of Cell Phone Addiction

You're on your phone too much if you only notice the people with you when you take you eyes from the screen.
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