Synopses & Reviews
""This valuable guide made an immediately favorable impression on me--I recommend it."" --Letitia Baldridge
Business communications expert Mary Mitchell gives business people and job seekers everything they need to make the right first impression, whether in person--at job interviews, sales calls, or social gatherings--or via letter, fax, or e-mail. Based on Mitchell's popular corporate seminars which have been attended by employees of Arthur Young, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Merck, and other top firms, The First Five Minutes.
Gives practical tips on cultural customs, body language, and cross-dressing customs.
* Uses realistic scenarios and sample dialogues to show readers what to do and what not to do in every type of first-meeting business situation.
* Explains and simplifies the new and changing rules of conduct in today's global business environment.
MARY MITCHELL (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is President of Uncommon Courtesies, a firm specializing in teaching business people better communication and relationships through improved social skills. She writes a syndicated column called ""Ms. Demeanor"" for King features, is the Prodigy online modern manners expert, and is the author of The Idiot's Guide to Etiquette. JOHN CORR (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a writer with the Philadelphia Inquirer.
A business communications expert provides business people and job seekers with all the information they need to make the right first impression, whether in person--at job interviews, sales calls, or social gatherings--or via letter, fax, or e-mail.
The first five minutes of each and every encounter--from job interviews to sales calls to social gatherings--are crucial to your professional success. Whether you're meeting in person, or via letter, phone, fax, or e-mail, business communications expert Mary Mitchell gives you the techniques, skills, and confidence you need to present yourself positively, dynamically, and effectively.
Greeting strategies--there is a right way and a wrong way
* Appearance--big decisions about ""little things"" regarding clothing and accessories
* Body language and conversation--there's nothing small about small talk
* Public speaking--overcome anxiety so you look like a natural
* Electronic etiquette--new rules for a new medium
* Correspondence--the importance of the written word
About the Author
MARY MITCHELL is president of Uncommon Courtesies, a Philadelphia-based business communications consulting firm. She writes a syndicated column called ""Ms. Demeanor,"" is the Prodigy online manners expert, and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Etiquette and Dear Ms. Demeanor: The Young Person's Etiquette Guide. JOHN CORR is a writer with the Philadelphia Inquirer.