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Play by the RULES…and you will RULE the land!

Everything from the way you dress, how you communicate, and how you make others feel to which fork to use, your handshake, and the knowledge of how to behave in an unfamiliar environment can open doors to new opportunities…or leave you outpaced by the competition.

Christine Curavo offers customized Corporate Workshops, Seminars, Keynotes, and Executive One-on-One Coaching in the following areas.

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“Almost every executive interviewed considers social skills as a critically important prerequisite to success in the business world.  These included practicing good table manners, knowing how to introduce people, being able to carry on a polite conversation, and having a firm grasp on the basic rules of courteous behavior.”

– John Malloy, Malloy’s Live for Success

  • How to distinguish yourself from your competitionCloseup of business people shaking hands over a deal
  • Handshake signals — send the one you want
  • Eye contact and body language
  • How to make an entrance to any room with grace
  • Mingling 101
  • Conversation magic
  • Introductions made easy
  • How to remember names
  • Brain freeze recovery techniques
  • Telephone, email, texting — what to do
  • How to ensure you get invited back
  • The international arena — cultural awareness
  • Your personal style/brand
  • Host and guest dutiesDining Etiquette
  • Extending and receiving invitations
  • Seating guidelines
  • How to set a table
  • Napkin mysteries revealed
  • Which fork?
  • Hosting and toasting
  • Which foods you can eat with your hands
  • Table manners
  • Greetingstravel etiquette
  • Dinner party rules
  • Dining out
  • Gift giving
  • Tipping rules and guidelines
  • General do’s and don’ts — by country
  • Culture analysis / intelligenceAsian Business
  • Cross cultural effectiveness
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Relationship management
  • Manners matter
  • Gift giving customs

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When Money Holds No Influence…

austrailiaWhile working on a large event in Australia, Christine had custom-made boomerangs designed by an Aboriginal tribe as gifts for 5,000 guests. It’s common for Aboriginals to suddenly disappear for months on a walkabout. As it would take a year to make the boomerangs, Christine was at risk of losing this “vendor.” Christine’s American clients believed if they paid more money, the tribe would not go on their journey. But that was not the case – money means nothing to them. Christine and her team took a different approach. They spoke with the Chief and spent time with the tribe, getting them involved on a different level. The project then took on new meaning and the tribe added design elements to make it more their own. The result was establishing a trust between people, instead of a vendor/client relationship, and they received an excellent product in the end, on time.