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Free Elegant ExecutiveTeleseminar Series for 2012

For three years, Neels & Company was a content provider to West LegalEdCenter, the largest provider of online continuing legal education in the country. We loved doing the programs for West, and wish to continue providing soft-skills training to a broader audience. Our new Elegant Executive Teleseminar Series is comprised of monthly half-hour programs designed to enhance the softer side of your career. We’ll offer tips, information and advice to make you a more effective and elegant executive. Our teleseminars are offered on the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 -12:30 (Eastern Time). Registration is required, but these professional development learning events are free of charge.

Below is the schedule with links to sign up:

Effective Email Etiquette – Thursday, February 2, 2012 Noon

Learn how to write clear and concise email messages that your readers will actual read and act upon. This session will also cover the business etiquette dos and don’ts to ensure your email messages are always well received. Click here to register.

Working the RoomThursday, March 1, 2012 Noon

Master the art of small talk and learn how to connect with others at cocktail receptions, industry-related events and other networking situations. Get your personal professional development plan off to a great start by meeting new people and cultivating rewarding business relationships. We’ll cover effective communication techniques, three questions that will get anyone talking, and how to juggle a glass of wine, plate of food and a business card. Click here to register.

Confidence – What it IS and How to Get More of It – Thursday, April 5, 2012 Noon

High levels of confidence are essential to all professionals. In this teleseminar you will learn what confidence is, what it isn’t, and how to develop more self-confidence when necessary. We’ll speak with a mental health care professional and get clarity on the difference between confidence and arrogance. Click here to register.

Stress Management – May 3, 2012 Noon

It’s more than just saying “Ooohhhhmmmm,” but that’s a good place to start! In this program we’ll cover why managing stress is one of the best things you can do for your health, and what techniques are available to those of us struggling with too few hours in the day. Click here to register.

So, You Say You’re a Good Listener… – June 7, 2012 Noon

Most people think they have great listening skills, but few really do. Learn why it’s important to be a good listener, and how listening well can help you build stronger relationships and connect better with clients and colleagues. We will explore the concept of “active listening” and how you can begin to apply better listening techniques immediately. Click here to register.

Going the Extra Mile – July 5, 2012 Noon

While truly great customer service is a rarity, most of us have experienced it and know it when we see it. This program will define what exactly great customer service is, and what elements of it you can begin to incorporate into your business life so that your clients and customers genuinely feel cared about and appreciated. We’ll also address how to handle others when their customer service skills need an upgrade. Click here to register.

Telephone Etiquette – August 2, 2012 Noon

Because more communication is taking place electronically in the workplace, many people have forgotten their manners when it comes to speaking on the telephone and leaving voicemail messages. Talking by phone is often the basis of a first impression, so you’ll want to get it right the first time (and get your calls returned!). Click here to register.

Dressing to Impress (Men) – September 6, 2012 Noon

Our non-verbal signals to others start with what we are wearing. Like it or not, first impressions are based in large part on clothing and grooming within a blink of an eye, and in this economy, no professional can afford to send this signal: “I’m comfortable and couldn’t care less what you think of me.” We’ll cover appropriate dress for business casual and more formal office environments, what to wear to a client meeting, and review some grooming basics.  Click here to register.

Dressing to Impress (Women) – October 4, 2012 Noon

Our non-verbal signals to others start with what we are wearing. Like it or not, first impressions are based in large part on clothing and grooming within a blink of an eye, and in this economy, no professional can afford to send this signal: “I’m comfortable and couldn’t care less what you think of me.” We’ll cover appropriate dress for business casual and more formal office environments, what to wear to a client meeting, and review some grooming basics.  Click here to register.

What it Takes to be a Professional – November 1, 2012 Noon

Whether this is your first internship, your first job, or if you’ve been working for years but find yourself in a “professional role” for the first time, this session is for you! Learn what it takes to be a professional, the type of image you need to project, and how to make this early part of your career the foundation for a fulfilling and balanced professional life. Click here to register.

Connecting With Your Boss – December 6, 2012 Noon

The relationship you have with your direct supervisor deserves attention. Are you nurturing this relationship proactively, or are you simply responding to requests and hoping for the best? In this session, you will learn what supervisors of all types want from their subordinates, and specific action steps you can take to enhance your career. Click here to register.

 

 

Posted on January 21, 2012 by Gretchen Neels in Uncategorized

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