Business Etiquette

Corporate business meeting etiquette
Corporate business meeting etiquette
Corporate business meeting etiquette

The corporate landscape is changing as it continues to face new challenges posed by a multigenerational workforce, rapidly changing communication styles, and the virtual office. Being prepared, having good manners, and projecting a confident, professional image can make all the difference in closing a deal or getting a promotion. Our executive training will show you how to polish your skills in order to improve your professional relationships and reach your career goals.

In the business world, good etiquette means acting professionally and exercising proper manners when engaging with colleagues and clients. Mastering business etiquette skills helps you create a positive first impression on both corporate and personal levels, establish good rapport, and advance your career. It’s crucial in both social and professional settings to adhere to certain rules of etiquette, but it’s also vital to know what not to do. Our business etiquette classes in Chicago will help you avoid the common mistakes made by many professionals, such as showing up late to appointments, failing to introduce others, or neglecting to convey their thanks via email or note after an interview.

Climb the Career Ladder With Poise

Our Chicago business etiquette classes include a host of topics that will help set the stage for your professional success. You’ll learn how to ace the perfect handshake, compose proper work emails, instantly remember important names and more. Are tricky foods too intimidating to eat? We’ll teach you how to gracefully wield a fork to conquer spaghetti and other delicate or complicated foods, along with appropriate napkin placement. Banish your dining woes, polish your presentation skills and craft your personal brand by enrolling in our business etiquette training courses in Chicago.

The Business Lunch

Sharing a meal with clients or colleagues can be a wonderful opportunity to develop and strengthen relationships. “Breaking Bread” in a professional setting gives you a chance to see people in a different light, and it is important as a professional to make people feel comfortable. Feeling comfortable and confident comes with knowing dining etiquette and appropriate behavior when dining in business situations.

This course is perfect for any professional and is a private session that can take place during the lunch hour(s). Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Dining Etiquette (Western and Continental Styles)
  • Table Etiquette Fundamentals (Place Setting, Napkin, Tricky Foods)
  • Formal Dining
  • Appropriate Conversation
  • Ordering Wine
  • Speeches and Toasts
  • Tipping

Life outside of the office is still a reflection of who you are professionally, and often purely social situations can become business situations. This course is designed to revisit many etiquette basics and to help you polish your presence both in and out of the office. This course can be two or three hours and covers, but is not limited to the following:

  • Personal Branding
  • Image and Dress Code
  • Posture and Presence
  • Meeting and Greeting
  • Self Awareness in Social and Professional Settings
  • Netiquette (Email and Social Media)
  • Telephone, Written communications
  • Public Speaking
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Entertaining

Most professionals are accessible 24/7, and with increasing pressure to perform, people are often too busy to think about how their words and behaviors affect others. Workplace’ stress’ costs the US economy $500 Billion per year (American Psychological Association). Incivility is in the eyes of the recipient, it’s how people feel they are treated. Policies that demonstrate respect and care for people are good for business, and even the smallest of gestures can help shape positive, value-adding behavior in teams and organizations.

This two to three-hour private or group course aims to revisit how self-awareness, and revisiting etiquette basics can improve relationships both inside the office and at home.

To build strong, successful relationships, both personally and professionally, people need to like you. This course was designed to revisit etiquette basics as well as emphasizing particular social skills that will help polish your potential to build better relationships.

This two-hour course includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Active Listening
  • Meeting and Greeting
  • Self-Awareness in Social and Professional Settings
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Being a good host, being a good guest

The comprehensive business etiquette course can be a half or full-day session with or without the practical dining segment over lunch. This can be a private session but is also good for groups and can be tailored to specific companies, industries, or professions. Topics Include:

  • Meeting and Greeting
  • Establishing Rapport
  • Communication and Correspondence
  • Civility in the Workplace
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Entertaining
  • International Business Protocol
  • Interviewing (Both candidates and employers)

Why Choose Polite Society for Business Etiquette Courses?

Business etiquette extends beyond the office. During your corporate etiquette training in Chicago, we’ll teach you the full scope of proper behavior for navigating the business world both in and out of the office. Our business etiquette training in Chicago will help bolster your professional image and relationships so that you can win promotions and attain your career goals.

To receive a customized proposal outlining how Polite Society’s Business Etiquette can help your organization, please complete our corporate inquiry form for additional information, availability, and pricing.

Polite Society is the best source for learning etiquette in Chicago. Contact us today to learn more about our courses.

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