As the Managing Director of June Dally-Watkins and Chic Management Brisbane, both market leaders in personal development and corporate image solutions for 64 years, Jodie Bache-McLean has spent her professional life at the coal face, guiding and encouraging Australians from all walks of life in the finer points of personal communication and providing etiquette expertise.
In her training sessions, Jodie takes participants on a ground-breaking journey of transformation. Jodie’s approach to handling awkward social challenges with respect, manners and chivalry and her powerful bonding techniques pave the way for a happier and more productive workplace.
In our fiercely competitive marketplace, it is important to know that 85% of all business decisions can be based on what we see during meal meetings, and an almost flawless dining experience with clients can give you the competitive edge.
Business dining develops strong client relationships and navigating the dining experience correctly is a pivotal skill in making a positive impression. Dining experiences can vary from the popular business lunch, executive board rooms, networking breakfast, and company Christmas parties. As a business professional, it is essential that you feel confident and secure in all areas of the dining experience, from the invitation to the thank you note. You may be the top pick for the executive position but fail miserably if you lack culture and sophistication needed to graciously represent your company.
Business leaders often state that one of the most important pre-requisites at work is an ability to communicate well. However, when asked what makes a good communicator, many people are unable to respond with a clearly defined set of skills. Imagine how valuable you’d be to your organisation if you were able to master the qualities that make a good communicator. Imagine the positive impact this would have on your ability to get on with your colleagues and get the things that you want. Good communication skills can help you avoid conflict, solve problems and are critical to building a team-orientated culture at work.