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    The Polished Professional
    Etiquette in Business - Tips for Success 

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Come join us for our exciting 2014-2015 season kick-off event. This must attend event will inspire both men and woman to put their best foot forward and make a positive lasting impression. Businesses that build their most important assets - their employees - will benefit.

    Time: 3:00pm - 5:30 pm
    Registration & Networking: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Program: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Where: 
    Shuttle Meadow Country Club
    51 Randecker Lane
    Berlin, CT 06037 

    Free on-site parking is available.

    Cost:
    SMPS CT Members: $60.00
    Non-Member: $85.00

    Two experts in business style and etiquette will walk us through:

    • Personal image and professional style
    • Wardrobe tips for men and women
    • Professional etiquette
    • Dining for business professionals
    • Social networking

    Learning outcomes:

    • Wardrobe tips for men and women you can use everyday
    • Understand key elements of impressions and introductions
    • Function with confidence in dining endeavors
    • Increase personal caliber of professionalism
    • Understand the impact of social media on business success

    Attendees will be entered into an exclusive raffle with special prizes from premier businesses.

    Presenters:

    Trish Eigenbrode, Professional Stylist 
    Style Team Lead, Project Closet

    With retail, modeling and 18 years of corporate experience working for a top Fortune 50 company, Trish has the tools that are needed to offer professional styling, closet interventions, corporate seminars and event hosting/emcee/guest speaking engagements. She is an Allure Magazine Beauty Enthusiasts Contributor and has taped segments for Better CT, TV commercials, beauty pageants and catalog work. Trish is experienced in emcee hosting, fashion show coordination/styling, corporate and university seminars, charity events, conferences and personal styling clients. 

    Karen A. Thomas, Etiquette Expert Civility Analyst 

    Karen Thomas is the "go-to" etiquette expert in Connecticut. Attracting individuals who value the importance of integrity, proper decorum and social grace, Karen provides techniques proven to increase sales and advance leadership skills. Clients emerge as polished professionals who outclass their competition and increase their bottom line. A well sought after speaker, known for her professionalism and humor, she authored a chapter in the best selling book "From the Soapbox to the Stage - How to Start a Speaking Business" by Bill Corbett. Karen's clients include ING Corporation, Cox Radio Network as well as numerous school systems in the tri-state area.

    Karen teaches at numerous colleges across the state of Connecticut, preparing graduates for entrance into corporate America; UCONN, University of New Haven, Mitchell College, Albertus Magnus College, University of Saint Joseph, Quinnipiac University and many more. Karen appears regularly on WLLP - Mass Appeal, as well as WFSB, WVIT and WTHN - CT Style - television shows imparting her etiquette expertise. Karen also appears on radio including WPLR, WDRC as well as co-hosting her own show on WAPJ 89.9 FM. Karen holds a degree in Business Administration and certification as an etiquette/civility coach, trained in business etiquette, corporate leadership and educational advancement for youth.