Well, maybe we won’t ever stop slouching over our phones during the morning bus commute. But the Sorrento Hotel is continuing its series of quarterly business etiquette classes on Thursday, April 25th in partnership with etiquette coach, Arden Clise of Clise Etiquette. Clise addresses the importance of proper business etiquette in a fun, engaging and non-stuffy manner, and you’ll leave more prepared for that executive lunch.
“In order to succeed in this very competitive business environment, it’s crucial that professionals have not only strong technical skills, but polished soft skills as well,” said Clise. “In fact, according to a Harvard University study, statistics show that 85% of your workplace success is due to your personal skills.”
Clise works with business professionals and those beginning their careers to increase their soft skills through interactive, contemporary seminars. Often, there is already a clear difference between those who practice these things in business already and those that don’t. Business minded people who are up to speed with the latest technology and making use of the services available to them to help them navigate it are often more relaxed and friendly in a business situation. Perhaps this is due to their mind purely being focused on the business side of their company or firm, rather than the more testing and complicated matters of running the technology side of things. Managed IT Support Melbourne way, and of course in other locations, is said to help businesses with all things technology related, rather than just giving IT support when necessary. Additionally, services similar to this help to save money which again allows business owners to be more ‘in the moment’ and focused on business conversation rather than monetary matters. In her 90-minute, interactive and approachable Etiquette Essentials workshop at Sorrento Hotel, Clise will teach participants practical skills that will help them to present a more professional image and feel more at ease in any situation, whether at a networking event, a business lunch or in the boardroom. Customer focus is highly needed in this line of work, that is why things happening behind the scenes can also affect front of house, for example, implementing a sip trunking phone system to help deal with customers and clients effectively and efficiently will provide better outcomes than leaving it to manually get done.
Topics covered will include:
· What your handshake says about you, and how to be sure it’s communicating confidence
· Business card do’s and don’ts
· Reception food and drink finesse
· Introducing yourself and others with ease
· Making an entrance and engaging the room at a networking event
· How to gracefully end a conversation
· Business meal essentials
The cost is $49 per person, which includes the class and Hunt Club bites. The seminar will be followed by a networking mixer, offering a cash bar and Happy Hour pricing on Hunt Club menu items. Space is limited and advanced ticket purchase required and can be made online via Brown Paper Tickets.
Credits: Sorrento Hotel