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Julie Wakefield Presents Outclass the Competition to the Professional Women's Group of Dress For Success Dallas

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Professional Women's Group of Dress for Success Dallas hosted Julie Wakefield of JW Etiquette at their monthly meeting on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Julie's presentation included pointers on how to Dressing for the Occasion, Making a Good First Impression, Dining Etiquette, and Developing Trust and Building Relationships, and Cell Phone and Social Media Etiquette.   Read more

Is your cell phone interfering with your business or personal relationships?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

 Do you ever people watch? If so, you will understand: We are addicted to our cell phones. Remember  85% of our success comes from our ability to relate to people. That means we must develop trusting relationships, make others feel important, and  show respect to others.   Read more

Julie Wakefield Mentors the Chi Omega's of Stephen F. Austin State University

Monday, March 31, 2014

Julie Wakefield spoke to the Epsilon Zeta chapter of Chi Omega at Stephen F. Austin State University on March 27, 2014. Her presentation, "Staying True to Our Values" offered practical advice on personal polish, social graces, manners, etiquette, and respect towards others as related to the values of Chi Omega. "I learned so much tonight!" was just one of the comments Julie heard as the program ended. Julie will continue to work with the Chapter Program Chair to incorporate etiquette lessons into their weekly meetings.   Read more

Julie Wakefield Speaks to Students at Wylie Preparatory Academy

Monday, March 31, 2014

Julie Wakefield spoke to the students of Wylie Preparatory Academy in Wylie, Texas on March 24, 2014. Her Chapel lesson, "The Golden Rule", related the concepts of etiquette and good manners to the Scriptures.  She highlighted Philippians 2: 3-4 (putting others before yourself), John 13:34-45 (love one another), and Luke 6:31 (The Golden Rule).  Read more

JW Etiquette Partners with Underwood Leadership Series

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Julie Wakefield was the guest presenter for Richland High School's Leadership Class and football team on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. The one hour class focused on basic business etiquette tips for high school students and was sponsored by the Underwood Leadership Series.   Read more

Thank you to the Tyler Young Professionals Network

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Julie Wakefield was the guest speaker at the Tyler Young Professionals Network monthly meeting on Friday, January 10, 2014. She her presentation included business etiquette tips which are important for all emerging leaders within their profession and communities.   Read more

It's Not to Late to Send Christmas Thank You Notes

Monday, January 06, 2014

Now that Christmas is over and the decorations are put away, make sure you have thanked everyone who gave you a Christmas present. As a general rule, you don't have to send a note to anyone who saw you open the present and received a personal thank you. If the kids called their grandparents to tell them how much they liked the presents and thanked them on the phone, that is sufficient.   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

Tipping Advice

Monday, October 14, 2013

As an etiquette expert, one of the most frequent kinds questions I'm asked is about tipping. Most people know to tip waiters and waitresses; manicurists, barbers, and hair stylists; and cab drivers. The customary tip amount  for these professionals is 15-20% of the pretax amount. However, we sometimes unintentionally overlook professional people that deserve tips. Pamela Eyring, President of Protocol School of Washington, participated in the following article "10 People You're Not Tipping Enough. This article offers great advice on tipping professionals that we might not tip regularly.   Read more

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