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Professional Development Series: "The Do's and Don'ts of Business Etiquette" with Patricia Simpson

Event Type
Professional Development
Research Park
EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive
Jun 11, 2024   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Bryan Goode
Originating Calendar
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Join us on Tuesday, June 11 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM for "The Do's and Don'ts of Business Etiquette" with Patricia Simpson in the EnterpriseWorks Atrium. 

Employers spend millions of dollars on advertising, training, and customer service, yet a lack of professionalism and etiquette by employees can sabotage all of that. This talk will demonstrate how we expose our weaknesses when we fail to use proper etiquette. However, rather than merely sharing a long list of rules to memorize, this workshop teaches how the use of good etiquette and respect for others and yourself can be a true game changer for your team. Participants will learn how to make a positive and professional first impression, to use appropriate communication skills that convey courtesy and respect for teammates, and more, through nuggets of wisdom interspersed with humorous true stories. 

Topics Covered:

  • What it means to ‘be professional’
  • How to make a positive and professional impression on others
  • Communication is a vital piece of the image you present
  • …and more!

All Research Park events are free; however, registration is required to ensure that we have adequate seating and food for all participants:

About the Speaker: Patricia Simpson joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Chemical Sciences in August 2007. She serves as the Director of Academic Advising and Career Services for all undergraduate and graduate students and post-docs in Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Patricia obtained her BA from Concordia College-Moorhead and her MEd in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University in California. She has worked in higher education for 30 years, with over 20 of those specifically in the career services field; she is also an Owner/Consultant with Game Changing Etiquette.

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