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Jacqueline Whitmore

Jacqueline Whitmore

Contributor / 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).

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First Impressions

Don't Underestimate the Importance of Making a Good First Impression

It's very hard to give a presentation so good that it overcomes a bad first impression.
Startup Basics

5 Rookie Branding Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes But Shouldn't

Nearly everybody just trying to keep their startup solvent skimps on branding and all of them would be better off it they didn't.
Toxic People

5 Ways to Work With People Who Annoy You

Good manners, deep breaths and boundaries solve most problems happily enough.
Business Travel

8 Essentials for Making Any Business Trip Bearable

Staying fed, cozy and entertained is the key to enduring all the inconveniences of travel without undue stress.
Habits

9 Ways to Actually Adopt the Better Habits You Know Will Help You Succeed

Nobody disputes the benefits of good habits but stopping what doesn't work and replacing it with what does is a challenge.
Email

3 Proven Ways to Cope With Email Overload

Let the other person have the last word so you can get back to work.
Happiness

5 Actions You Can Take to Increase Your Happiness Quotient

Happiness is not a stroke of a luck, it's the result of how we live our lives.
First Impressions

Don't Underestimate How Much Spelling Matters in Business Communications

Even in writing, you have just one chance to make a good first impression.
Office Culture

The Surprising Benefits of Having Fun at Work

Since you have to be there all day anyway, make enjoying it one of the things you get done daily.
Networking

5 Tips for Stress-Free Networking

Stop angling for what you want and start looking for how to help people and enjoy their company.
Emotional Intelligence

The Benefits of Crying at Work

Tears often accompany an earnest show of emotion. It feels risky but is really very healthy.
Public Speaking

5 Tips to Reduce Presentation Anxiety

It's only natural that your chance to shine makes you nervous. Here's how to calm down.
Home Office

Creating an Organized and Productive Home Office That's Cozy Too

The pleasures of home can be distracting but that doesn't mean your home office has to be a cell.
Personal Development

9 Ways to Kick Off the New Year With a Bang

There is nothing magical about the New Year, except if we decide to make it so.
Etiquette

7 Ways to Regift Sincerely and Without Getting Caught

A recycled gift, selected with great care and given with a generous heart, will be received with a smile -- so long as only you know it's recycled.