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Julie Wakefield Presenter for the SMU Dress for Success Series - Dining Skills Class

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Julie Wakefield the presenter for the Southern Methodist University Athletic Department's Dress for Success: Dining Skills class on Sunday, March 29, 2015. This series is part of the Life Skills Department's program to help the student-athletes prepare for life after college.The event featured a three course meal and a working dining tutorial.  Read more

Julie Wakefield Presented Outclass the Competition to American Airlines

Monday, January 26, 2015

Julie Wakefield was a guest presenter at the American Airlines Southwest Regional Sales Meeting in Austin, Texas on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Her presentation, Outclass the Competition: Business Etiquette included topics on business entertaining and a dining tutorial. Although business entertaining was the emphasis of the three hour class, the participants also discussed making a good first impression, dressing for the occasion, business communications, and networking etiquette.   Read more

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

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

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

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

DINNING DO’S AND DON’TS

Friday, February 08, 2013

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