August, 2018: Professional Image & Dining Skills – McGill University MBA Grads

A universal perceptual tendency is to “judge a book by its cover”. We form lasting opinions based on what we see. In fact, over half of the impression you convey to others is based on appearance. The look of credibility, composure and professionalism must accompany the message for an audience or client to accept it. You must be believed to be heard, and we believe what we see. Learn how your body language, dress and personal style impact the decisions others make of you and your ideas.

Conversing with your clients at the dinner table is always an opportunity to create and strengthen the relationship, or to inadvertently weaken it. Understanding the ingredients of good conversation, knowing what to say and when, directing and redirecting the interaction, and being capable when it becomes difficult, are the hallmarks of excellent dining etiquette.

GWA Toronto Chapter and Generation NEXT present The Art of Networking (Thursday, June 21st.)

GWA Toronto Chapter and Generation NEXT present an informative seminar and networking event titled “The Art of Networking”, being held on Thursday, June 21st from 3:30 – 5:00 PM at the International ABC, 200 Bloor Street, Toronto. Guest Speaker is Lynne Mackay.

Dinner Skills on Wednesday, May 30th in Toronto

Our impression in the social business arena is as important as attending a meeting.  The impression you make continues and managing how you speak, conduct yourself when attending a buffet, dinner or luncheon is important to your career success, confidence and like-ability when you host and dine with  co-workers and clients.  Managing the impression you make and maximizing your ‘like-ability’ are the keys to making every social networking opportunity comfortable and productive. First impressions really are important.  The way you greet people can set the tone for the entire interaction that follows.  If you make a poor initial impression at the dinner table, you may spend the rest of your time overcoming it.  In this fun and interactive workshop you will be given tips on putting your best foot forward with the non-verbal communication, effective introductions, table small talk, serving yourself at a buffet, dining demeanour and behaviours that will make you confident in any business social situation.  You’ll learn the differences of attending larger group buffet venues and smaller dining situations.

Colours and Cocktails event on May 23rd with BMO Nesbitt Burns

Have you ever wondered what your professional image says about you?

Client engagement at a glance: Colours and Cocktails event on May 23rd with BMO Nesbitt Burns sponsored by RBC DS.  Popular and engaging event. This 90 minute interactive presentation will help RBC wealth advisors have a better sense of how their clients perceive them. Lynne Mackay will provide information on the psychology of colour and will present her “Colours and Cocktail” presentation, giving participants a better understanding of which colours in their wardrobe works best for them.

Time Management webinar on: Friday, May 18th with CCPE

Time Management webinar on: Friday, May 18th with CCPE

February 27: Mackenzie Investments Business Skills for the Social Arena (Ritz Carlton Hotel, Toronto)

Successful networking, both internally and externally, requires that we understand and meet the unwritten expectations of the pseudo social/professional arena. Managing the impression you make and maximizing your ‘like-ability’ are the keys to making every networking opportunity consistently profitable.

Paul Byrne on Communicating to be understood

 

TD Bank – Commercial Banking group on January 10th in Toronto

1.Perceptual Tendencies

2.Professional Image Awareness

3.Networking Skills

4.Social Protocols

Paul Byrne as keynote speaker

Professional Image & Performance Networking skills Jan 15th for Collins Barrow same group Banff, Alta

Writing skills are necessary for CB tax audit professionals because they’re writing to clients about important matters of finance. This requires an accuracy and tone that’s easily comprehended by experts and those not overly comfortable with matters of finance. Good writing is all about being easily understood. The mindset of the writer needs to one of clarity rather than a mindset to impress.