60% of employers report that young employees aren’t prepared for the workplace because of insufficient soft skills. Research conducted by Harvard University, the Stanford Research Institute and The Carnegie Foundation found a student’s success in the workplace is attributed to 85% soft skills–the ability of getting along with people.
This popular Emerging Leaders program develops students professionally and personally to effectively transition from backpack to briefcase in order to succeed in the workplace. The program teaches self-confidence and ease in business and social situations: business dining, networking events, personal branding, polished and professional dressing and more.
Every Meal is an Interview: The Art of the Business Meal
Topics Include: Preparation Prior to the Meal – Best Job Interview Menu Choices – Body Language at the Table – Technology at the Table –Foods to Avoid — Navigating the Place Setting – Napkin Etiquette – Ordering Alcohol – Do’s & Don’ts — American and Continental Styles of Eating – Eating Various Foods – Do’s and Don’ts of Dining – Excusing Oneself from the Table – Awkward Moments at the Table – The Toast: When, How & to Whom – How to Accept a Toast – Handling the Valet, Coat Check & Other Services – Table Conversation – Paying the Bill – Tipping – Saying “Thank You” – And More. . .
Network Like a Pro
Topics Include: Go with a Plan – Look the Part – Tools to Take — Make a Powerful Entrance – An Influential First Impression – Confident Conversation – Popular Points of Room to Avoid – Who and How to Approach — Business Card Etiquette – Gracefully Exit a Conversation – Cell Phone/Technology Courtesy – Navigating the Napkin, Plate and Glassware – Follow-Up – And More . . .
Polished and Professional: Looking YOUR Best!
Topics Include: How to Dress for a Job Interview — Business Casual vs. Professional Work Wear – Men’s and Women’s Wardrobe Essentials – Shoes, Socks and Important Details – Proper Cut and Fit – Essential Grooming Considerations – Professional Dress on a Budget –Accessorizing – Do’s and Don’ts – And More . . .
The Power of First Impressions: The Brand Called YOU!
Topics Include: Introducing Yourself and Others – Responding to Introductions – Five Types of Handshakes – Eye Contact – Body Language – Posture – How to Remember Names – How to Start and End a Conversation – Business Card Protocol – E-Mail Etiquette – Cell Phone Etiquette – And More . . .