Laura was invited to speak to Mission Getting To Next, an organization created to empower women that have returned from military service. Laura spoke to them about how to exude a professional presence and increase awareness to how others perceive them as they transition out of the military and into business world.

Strategic Dining Tips
The ability to navigate food, drink, and conversation is essential to making a savvy impression in the business world. Two tips are briefly discussed.

Top tips for making a professional, polished, and positive impression with a focus on Strategic Dining in a business setting.

Do you dread networking?

Networking – ugh. You know you’re supposed to do it. But you dread it. Especially, those events that make you feel so awkward.
You’re not alone. Networking can be painful. But if you take a couple of minutes to watch this Vlog with guest expert Laura Katen, you’ll learn some tips to make networking more comfortable and totally worth your time!

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When is the right time to give someone your information? How can you exchange business cards without appearing too pushy? This video will offer ideas for how you can integrate your business card into the conversation or find a reason to exchange information in order to move the conversation forward.

What does your handshake say about you? The ability to give a proper handshake is crucial in a professional setting. This video will provide you with the correct steps to ensure that your handshake is the best it can be. It will also discuss “awkward” handshakes and what not to do!

Katen Consulting provides customized consultation services and training programs in the professional development arena to a wide variety of corporate, educational, not-for-profit and individual clients.

It’s never easy to make conversation, especially when you want to enter a group that’s already talking together. The ability to know when and how to enter a conversation is crucial in a professional setting. This video will provide you with techniques to help you graciously enter a conversation! And tell you what to avoid.

Katen Consulting provides group training programs and one-on-one coaching sessions to help employees, at all levels, and HS and college students exude polish, professionalism, and make a positive impression in the workplace.