The Art of Professional Connections: Seven Steps to Impressive Greetings and Confident Interactions
Gloria Petersen’s “Seven Steps to Impressive Greetings and Confident Interactions” offers proven strategies to make your next interaction the first step toward one of many successful business relationships. You career depends on confident first impressions, clear communication, a secure grasp of business etiquette and protocol, personal charisma, and social intelligence. So whether you’re simply interested in presenting yourself better in work and social settings or your career depends on it, Gloria will help you create a powerful personal presence. The book’s objectives are to help you develop your communication skills, master confident interactions, and give you the conversational skill sets to guide you through everything from simple interviews to high-profile meetings.
You have the skills, the experience, and the determination! But something isn’t quite right. The opportunities are just not coming to fruition. Sound familiar? This may be the perfect time to step back, reassess your image, adjust your approach, and regroup. Perhaps some key interaction steps have been skipped, become sloppy, or taken for granted.
“Building (or advancing) your career is like constructing a house. You need to start with a solid foundation and finish with an indestructible roof before the house will withstand the test of time.”
That is exactly what can be accomplished by developing a strong foundation that takes your professionalism to an indestructible level! It’s back to the basics: skip steps and your efforts could become fruitless. Why risk it? Your personal presentation goes with you everywhere!
How Is This Accomplished? By . . .
- -Acquiring the interpersonal skills and professional presence needed to meet, greet, and interact with people in a professional and confidence-inspiring manner;
- -Utilizing your personal interaction skills from networking activities to a wide variety of business meetings and social events; and
- -Learning strategies to get beyond any uncertainties or feelings of awkwardness that you may anticipate or possess.
When business succeeds, careers remain intact. Companies are seeking to hire or advance individuals who exude professionalism in every situation and venue, in other words, individuals who will represent them well in the marketplace—domestically and internationally. These are individuals with people skills that enhance their one-on-one interactions.
People make decisions based on what they “think” they “see.” Present Your Personal and Professional Best, EVERWHERE!
You are the only person in control of this perception, and it is an important part of your professional identity. Therefore, make yourself memorable! When your approach, your posture, and your eye contact inspire trust when meeting someone for the first time, you are perceived as confident and self-assured. Positive first impressions are created by how graciously you transition from the greeting through the conversation to the departure.
There are seven steps for creating a commanding first impression and engaging in a dynamic interaction, and each step is designed to blend into the next. By knowing, practicing, and engaging these steps, you will project a commanding first impression, perfect an impressive greeting, and engage in a dynamic interaction.
- -Approach someone with a Powerful Presence and Look of Confidence?
- -Transition from Casual to Formal Introductions Flawlessly?
- -Say and Remember Challenging Names with Ease?
- -Initiate and Reciprocate with a Powerful Handshake?
- -Engage in Small Talk that Keeps the Conversation Moving?
- -Know the Proper Protocol for Exchanging Business Cards?
- -Cement the Relationship with a Memorable Departure and Follow-Up Plan?
Want to know more or learn how?
With the assistance of our team of experts (corporate executives, industry specialists, and advisory board members), Seven Steps to Impressive Greetings and Confident Interactions is a guidebook unlike any other. It takes you step-by-step through every potential scenario and loaded with answers to your “what ifs?”
Gloria Petersen, CPP, is founder/president of Global Protocol, Inc. Her dynamic presentations have inspired audiences for over 25 years to handle professional and social situations with class and finesse. As a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington® and The Professional Image Institute, Gloria is a renowned Certified Protocol Professional and author of The Art of Professional Connections, a four-guidebook series with companion SME training modules. Her clients range from Fortune 100 companies to emerging entrepreneurs. Gloria hosted the FOX television series, “Image of Success,” served as etiquette judge on The Learning Channel, and has appeared often on network television.