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Julie Wakefield Presents Outclass the Competition/Dining Etiquette to SMU Athletic Department

Monday, March 31, 2014

Julie Wakefield was the presenter at the Southern Methodist University's Annual Student-Athlete Etiquette Dinner on March 30, 2014. Her presentation, Outclass the Competition/Dining Etiquette,  included tips on professional dress and appearance, proper introductions, handshaking,and a dining tutorial which included a three course meal.  Read more

JW Etiquette is Presenter for North Dallas Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals

Friday, March 28, 2014

Julie Wakefield was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Young Professionals of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Her presentation included the importance of business etiquette in relation to attracting and retaining customers, five important business etiquette tips including tips on business entertaining, personal image, and how to build relationships, as well as an open discussion of business etiquette with the group members. Pictured below are Julie Wakefield with Nicole Haines, Chair of the NDCC Young Professionals.  Read more

JW Etiquette Presents "Outclass the Competition" to CCMC in Plano, Texas

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Thank you to CCMC - Community Management in Plano for hosting the first part of "Outclass the Competition" series on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at their Manager's Meeting. Despite freezing weather and icy roads, the participants were fun and enthusiastic!   Read more

Richardson Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Julie Wakefield was the guest speaker at the Richardson Chamber of Commerce's monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn on November 19, 2013. Her presentation, "10 Tips to Outclass the Competition and Have Fun Doing It" included tips on listening, eye contact, host/guest etiquette,  table manners, and other fun tips which help business professionals stand out among their competition.   Read more

Tips for Landing the Job You Want: Part 2

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Once your application has been submitted, employers will review your paperwork to determine whether they want to learn more your experience and qualifications during an interview.  When you get the call for an interview, you know you have made a good impression on paper. Now it is time to impress a potential employer with your appearance, personality, and communication skills. Here are a few tips that will help you "Outclass the Competition." and land the job.  Read more

Tips for Landing the Job You Want: (Part 1)

Thursday, November 07, 2013

 Landing a job in today's competitive market is tough. Many candidates meet or exceed the advertised requirements, and have ample experience to add to their credentials. So, how do you measure up against your competition? Here are some key points that will help you during the job search process.  Read more

Cell Phone Etiquette: What You Must Know

Friday, August 30, 2013

     Have you ever been to a restaurant with your spouse or friend and noticed that he or she is more interested in his or her cell phone than in talking to you? Or, have you ever been to a store and can't get help from the sales associate because he or she is talking on his or her cell phone? Almost everyone has a cell phone today, and it is becoming harder and harder to distinguish when to use them and when to put them away. The truth is, good manners exist in today's world of technology. Everyone needs to be aware of some basic rules for cell phone use, so here are a few guidelines to keep in mind:  Read more

IMPORTANT BUT UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Friday, January 25, 2013

Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the media about the firings of coaches around the NFL. In Dallas, the radio and television stations have talked in depth about Rob Ryan being dismissed as the Dallas Cowboys’ Defensive Coordinator. Particularly noted is the way Rob Ryan was fired. The nfl.com reported:

“Ryan told The Dallas Morning News that he learned of his fate while on vacation in Turks & Caicos. Coach Jason Garrett called Ryan on his cell phone with the news.”  Read more

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