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).

More From Jacqueline Whitmore

Holiday Parties

9 Ways to Be Certain You Won't Embarrass Yourself at the Holiday Party

Be realistic, Business holiday parties have nothing to do with eat, drink or be merry.
Apology

5 Ways to Salvage Your Career After Losing Your Cool

Whatever it was that you said that you shouldn't have, you know what to say next -- "I'm sorry.''
Cell Phones

6 Ways to Wrest Back Control of Your Life From Your Cell Phone

People check their phones every ten minutes instead of paying attention to what they are doing.
Productivity Tools

Top Tech Tools for the 5 Business Basics

Readily available technology is making it easier for entrepreneurs to get the chores done so they can focus on strategy.
Office Culture

6 Nice Gestures That Make the Office Friendlier

Making the effort to be pleasant with co-workers can have a dramatic positive effect on you and the ambience of where you work.
Confidence

4 Practices Certain to Make You Confident

Confidence is the result of a conscious way of living, not just a pleasant feeling some lucky people enjoy naturally.
Listening

6 Ways to Show People You're Really Listening

There is no better conversational tactic than making the other person certain you are paying attention when they speak.
Office Etiquette

How to Offer Condolences to a Co-Worker Without Unintentionally Offending

A colleague returning to work while still grieving welcomes kind words but their raw emotional state makes it easy to say the wrong thing.
Email

8 Subject-Line Secrets That Entice People to Read Your Email

The only part of an email certain to be read is the subject line. If that's boring, few will read what follows no matter how brilliant it is.
Introverts

6 Ways Introverts Can Avoid Feeling Shy at Conferences

Have your opening line ready and find something useful to do. You're good to go.
First Impressions

8 Handshakes That Make Unforgettably Bad First Impressions

Nothing in your body language speaks louder than how you shake hands.
Business Travel

6 Ways to Get More Done While Traveling

Work hours are too precious to be idle while getting where you need to go.
Pricing

Why You Should Drop the Client Who Demands You Drop Your Fee

Discounting your services undermines your brand and your bargaining position with all future clients.
Etiquette

8 Tips for Penning a Thank-You Note That Will Be Treasured

Handwritten notes are classic and rare, which makes the sender classy and uncommon.
Success Strategies

9 Ways to Power Through a Drowsy Afternoon

Sipping coffee in the midafternoon to stay awake is when we can best appreciate the wisdom of the siesta.
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