Photo Album Archive

“What I hear, I forget; what I see, I remember; what I do, I understand.

… Xunzi, Confucian Scholar, (340 – 245 BC)

Gloria’s approach and delivery of her programs take a what I do, I understand approach whenever possible. This approach is evident in the following carousel of seminar photographs that span over three decades. If she cannot engage the audience/participants, she will act out the scenario and has fun doing so.

Sharing her photo history demonstrates her creativity, resourcefulness, and joy as it spotlights her clients engaging a special touch of professionalism and confidence for their team members, staff, or students.

“Strategies for Projecting a Powerful Presence and
Enhancing Your Leadership Qualities”

This seminar provided insights into developing one’s personal leadership style and engaging strategies for projecting a powerful presence. This is accomplished by: (1) exhibiting a personal self-assurance that projects presence and charisma; (2) developing a strong interaction foundation; and (3) enhancing one’s understanding of what it takes to exemplify leadership and professionalism.

“Mix, Mingle and Dine, Business Etiquette Tutorial”
Professional Development Series

This seminar series demonstrated seven steps to making an impressive greeting and engaging in confident interactions. Then, proceeded to identify the five styles of dining around the world over a tutorial meal, which included small talk conversation exercises.

“How to Develop and Utilize Your Professional Presence and Charisma”
“Empowering Yourself Through Professional Self-Awareness”

This series of seminars (Colorado to California) addressed everything from professional image, impressive greetings, and confident interactions to managing challenging situations with care and finesse.

“Business Etiquette Dining and Reception Tutorial and
Social Intelligence Awareness”
Caterpillar Student Intern Workshop

Interns were presented with the academic transition and professional business tools necessary to develop the professionalism, decorum, and presence needed to complement the Caterpillar brand. These skills also helped the students become more confident when interacting with Caterpillar staff during the intern process, and more self-assured when encountering unfamiliar or new situations. Through the networking exercises, students from all over the world were breaking through some of their own cultural barriers. A win-win for everyone!

“Interview Etiquette: Mix, Mingle and Dine Like a Pro”

The seminar opened with a dining tutorial as the students learned how to conduct themselves at an interview or business meal; then, proceeded to experiencing three proven strategies to mix and mingle with ease at networking events as they prepared for their upcoming “Meet the Firms Night.”

“Business Etiquette and Protocol:
Marketing Yourself for Success”

This interactive seminar series emphasized the importance of professionalism and confident interactions. Participants walked away with a good understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in marketing themselves; and identified useful techniques that they could employ to be effective in their leadership roles and when dealing with challenging situations.

“Personal Marketing: Mix and Mingle Recruiter Reception Tutorial”
“Business Etiquette and Dining Tutorial”

The tutorial dinner served as a practice session that took students from the interview lunch to how to entertain a client once hired. Instruction included arrival at the restaurant, seating protocol, how to read the table map, what to order and not to order from the menu, how to manage awkward situations or mishaps, and mannerisms to avoid. Then the activity progressed to how to make their approach and engage in small talk conversation exercises at a recruiting reception.

“Annual Interview and Dining Etiquette Dinner”

A personal note: In memory of Dr. Durward Hofler, who recently passed. Dr. Hofler, originally hired my services for NEIU’s Annual Interview/Dining Etiquette seminars for graduates in 2002, (which is history within itself). Our many years of working together allowed me to enjoy his humor and passion for teaching. This opportunity to present NEIU’s Annual Interview and Etiquette Dinner to graduating students is an annual event. Eventually it evolved into a dress for success fashion show with other elements added. —Gloria

“Steps to Attaining and Projecting a Professional Image”

This three-day comprehensive program involved: (Day 1) Image Development with Makeover Stations, Color plus Fit Analysis, and Confident Posture Exercises, (Day 2) Business Etiquette, Protocol, and Interaction Skill Development, and (Day 3) Business Entertaining Tips followed by a limo ride to an off-site Formal Dining Tutorial. The course work concludes with Certificates of Completion.

Proud Highlights

The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Indiana | Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity | American Airlines | AZ Housing Authority | AZ Professional Women |Bergstrom Manufacturing | Bradley University | Career Connectors | DePaul University | Ennis Knupp | International Association of Administrative Professionals | KPMG | Maricopa Chamber of Commerce | Meeting Professionals International | Microsoft | National Association of Women Business Owners | Pikes Peak | Project Managers Institute | Price Waterhouse Cooper | Rockford Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau | Roscoe Chamber of Commerce | Sun Microsystems | Toyota/Lexus | Walt Disney | Wisconsin Institute of CPAs | Women’s Boot Camp | Women in Banking | Xavier University | Women Powered Up