Dine Like a Diplomat and Entertain Clients with Confidence

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$ 99.00


11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Presenter: Nancy O’Brien

Do you know how to dine with aplomb and savvy?

How do you distinguish yourself from the competition?

In this program we will learn how to exude confidence and awareness when conducting business over meals to close the deal or secure the long-awaited promotion. Always remember, good manners are associated with competence in business.

Learning Objectives

  • How to Navigate the Place Setting
  • The Silent Service Code
  • Toasting Etiquette
  • How to Pass Bread, Salt/Pepper, etc

Nancy O’Brien is an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker and the CEO & Founder of The Magnetic Truth Advisory, LLC, a personal performance advisory dedicated to assisting clients in successfully navigating corporate and social landscapes with the necessary skills and confidence to achieve personal and professional goals. Clients master subtle, yet critical interpersonal skills by enhancing soft skills that hit hard on the bottom line.

The Advisory serves a clientele including colleges students, professional athletes, newly minted MBA’s, mid-level managers, C-Suite executives and corporate sales forces focused on achieving more and distinguishing themselves from the competition. In addition to the following offerings, custom solutions are also available to individuals, corporate and non-profit groups.  

Prior to founding The Magnetic Truth Advisory, LLC, Ms. O’Brien enjoyed an award-winning career in sales and marketing with over 25 years of experience in hospitality, destination marketing and consumer brands/B2B including senior sales and leadership roles at Garrett Brands, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Choose Chicago, and Tishman Hotel Corporation.  Ms. O’Brien is a multi-year recipient of Starwood Hotels & Resorts prestigious Sales Executive of the Year award, and Executive Leadership Award. Throughout her career she has cultivated strong client relationships, mentored countless individuals, and created meaningful connections while driving significant results.

A native of Chicago, Ms. O’Brien holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from DePaul University and a license to instruct intercultural etiquette and protocol from the renown Protocol School of Washington. Additionally, Ms. O’Brien is a member of the Driehaus College of Business School of Hospitality Leadership Council, Greater Chicago Food Depository volunteer and former member of the United Way Women United and Vistage International Trusted Advisor Group.

Ms. O’Brien and her husband, Ken Widelka, reside in Chicago and enjoy traveling, cooking, cycling, hiking, and spending time with their two sons.   

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