Additional Testimonials

You received fantastic feedback…

“You received fantastic feedback, both objectively and compared to other workshops. On a scale of 1-5, you received 4.57. The average overall workshop evaluation was 4.47.”

American Federal Career Advancement, Summit Committee

Helped me boost my confidence

“I first attended Gloria’s ‘Personal Power and Charisma’ workshop in 2004, and I was hooked! Since then, I have hired Gloria for several workshops in different states. Over the years, I have used the techniques that I have learned from her and they have helped me boost my confidence whenever I find myself in an unfamiliar setting.”

Elida Sarmiento
President of the San Francisco Hispanic Affairs Advisory Council, Social Security Administration

You are extremely professional and very knowledgeable in your craft!

“The information you shared with our students on business etiquette and international protocol was right on time! The information was insightful, and your enthusiastic delivery was appreciated. You are extremely professional and very knowledgeable in your craft! Many of the career center staff (including myself) have used some of your tips when we present etiquette workshops to student groups on campus! You definitely made an impact on our students and provided skills that we will be able to apply tour everyday life.”

A sampling of student responses:

• “I feel as if I am better prepared to take on an interview meal. The event was amazing and everyone needs to experience a lesson like the one that was given!”
• “The etiquette dinner was excellent and far beyond my expectations.”
• “One of the best things I have done in college. Very well put together.”
• “First class!!!”
• “Ms. Petersen is very knowledgeable about etiquette. Her presentation was interactive and informative.”
• “I am really glad that I attended this event, since it showed me the importance of making the right impression in situations where anxiety might get in my way. Thank you for the opportunity to learn.”

Kawana Williams

Helping me develop my professional network

“I just wanted to take a moment of time to thank you for helping me develop my professional network throughout my transitions!  Your keynote addresses and help with connections has been greatly appreciated! Plus, I really enjoy your keynote addresses and reading your blogs.  I always seem to pick up something new and interesting to try!”

Patrick McNeil

Interested and engaged in the session

“It was a real pleasure having you present at our Guadalajara conference. It was evident to me that the team was interested and engaged in the session.”

Bruce Nicholas

You have an energy and electricity

“You have an energy and electricity that gets people engaged. I like the way you had the audience up on their feet and interacting, practicing the techniques and strategies you recommended. They were putty in your hands!”

Chris Vicari
Job Search Consultant

Everyone was impressed

“Everyone was impressed at the depth of the subject matter you covered, and how engaging you were. Sometimes we forget how important the first handshake and introduction can be, and it was so helpful to have you guide us to understand how vital business etiquette can be to our personal and business images.”

Mickey Heinzeroth
Executive Director, Roscoe Area Chamber of Commerce

Thought provoking and engaging

“Thank you for sharing your thought provoking and engaging presentation and discussion. I came away with many nuggets of wisdom and confirmation of some of my beliefs and courteous behaviors are timeless. I look forward to the potential of being in your presence and listening to your insights again in the future.”

Foster Williams

I enjoyed the great insights

“I enjoyed the great insights you shared from the stage. As a beginning small business owner, I found the highlights you shared from your professional expertise to be very helpful and educational toward the human interaction and communication to be conducted in my business venture.”

Dennis Reeder

Landed a position this afternoon!

“I took your networking workshop this morning and landed a position this afternoon! I find myself nervous networking and often feeling shy. With renewed confidence, I came home and called a potential employer that I had sent my resume to previously. I used your tips. Some of the protocol ideas were new, enjoyed the opportunity to practice networking, and giving us technologists tips on how to act and be socially more interactive were my highlights.”

Donna Claude

What you do is very much needed

“What you do is very much needed in today’s society. Being born in Poland, I was raised in a strict European household where being disrespectful (for example, calling an elder by their first name) or not having proper etiquette was unacceptable. I absolutely see incredible value in what you do.”

Marty Urbanowicz, EA, CCPS
Rock Martin Wealth, Inc.

Presentation was absolutely incredible

“I would like to offer you a heartfelt thank you from myself, and on behalf of my members. Your presentation was absolutely incredible, very well thought out, planned, and executed. It not only got the new members excited, but it also was very refreshing for members who had attended your sessions in the past.”

Faheem M Baig
Beta Alpha Psi

Fills a critical void in our workplace today

“Thank you very much for your excellent presentation “Understanding and Improving Cross-Cultural Interactions,” which you delivered to the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference in Chicago. Among the 2,000 attendees from 75 countries who came to your session, we received numerous comments on how useful and insightful your presentation was for their personal and professional development. The professional training and consulting work which you do, in my opinion, fills a critical void in our workplace today.”

Myles W. Crane, CIA, CFE
Institute of Internal Auditors, Program Co-Chair

Sharing your vast knowledge with us

“I was one of the lucky people to be in the thirteenth Business Etiquette dinner sponsored by Northeastern Illinois University and was actually sitting right in front of you. I wanted to personally send you a note to thank you for sharing your vast knowledge with us. I learned things that I know will be exceptionally important once I graduate. Thank you for your patience during the seminar, there were a few disrespectful students, but you managed to impress everybody.”

Andrea Belard

Your presentation… was very popular

“I want to thank you for presenting at our sales and marketing conference. The survey results demonstrate that your presentation on “Business Presence” was very popular with our staff and I personally picked up a number of points that I have already used.”

Diane H. Ramsey
Managing Director, Sales Strategic Accounts, Alliant Energy

All of our objectives were met

“It’s not easy for college grads to make the transition to a corporate, customer-focused work environment.  We wanted to give our new hires that extra boost of confidence that comes from knowing how to conduct themselves in a professional, business-like manner. The etiquette training module was very well received by our new hires, and all of our objectives were met.”

Walt Marston
Manager of Sales Development and Training AFP, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Fantastic program on business etiquette

“I just wanted to thank you once again for delivering a fantastic program on business etiquette and protocol.  Your informative presentation will be very useful to me throughout my professional career and personal life.  Your professional and approachable style made the presentation fun, and extremely useful.”

Bob Spina
Business Program Facilitator, Disney Institute – Professional Development Programs

A successful workshop would be an understatement

“A successful workshop would be an understatement. People here are still buzzing around about it, thanking me, and putting in lots of bids for the dining etiquette CD you gave us.”

Kristy Kelly
Senior Training Consultant, Dale Carnegie

Thank you again for the great seminar

“Thank you again for the great seminar you put on for our account representatives. Your customization of the agenda made the seminar more meaningful, the pace was perfect, the lunch tutorial was fun as well as instructive, and the feedback we received was excellent.”

Larry M. Stege
Vice-President, Chicago Metro Sales and Marketing Manager, First American Title Insurance Company

Enjoyed your presentation so much

“We all enjoyed your presentation so much! I was amazed at the names you remembered and the topics of conversation. To put this into your networking presentation was perfect.”

Tracy Voytek
President, Professional Women’s Group

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