Communicating with Personal Power, Poise, and Presence

Team of Experts

The Art of Professional Connections
Book Series Fact Checkers and Contributors

 

This book series enlisted the help of fact checkers and content contributors. These are individuals who have experienced our programs in the past and/or they are the expert in an area that is being addressed. The following individuals have checked various components of our chapters and offer insights, experiences, quotes, and case studies that enhance the content. The book icons represent the books that our experts helped develop:   (Click here to order books.)

Visit ArtOfProfessionalConnections.com for a “look inside each chapter.”

“Seven Steps to Impressive Greetings and Confident Interactions”
“Success Strategies for Networking in Person and Online”
“Dining Strategies for Building and Sustaining Business Relationships”
“Event Strategies for Successful Business Entertaining”

Introducing
The Art of Professional Connections
Team of Experts


Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Rush University Medical Center


Gelie Akhenblit
Founder,
NetworkingPhoenix.com


Terry Banks
Process Improvement and Training Manager,
Toyota Motor Sales


Cheryl Valdez Barsanti
Community Relations Director;
Former Corporate Sales, BAI


Larry Canepa
Director of Training and Development, Restaurant Marketing Partners;
Chef Culinary Educator Author at Restaurant Marketing


Tranda Covington
Event Planner,
Motorola;
GP Protocol and Etiquette Expert


Sergio Gaona
Catering Chief,
Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen


Angela Gregory
Wedding Planner,
The Riverside Church in the City of New York


Sanjay Gupta
President,
Kreativ Enterprises


Donna Hoffman
President,
Women on Course


Durward Hofler, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus,
College of Business and Management
Northeastern Illinois University


Dan Hotchkin
Golf Pro,
Palatine Hills Golf Club


Evelyn Howell, CPA
Former Vice President,
Global Business Practices
and Compliance
Sara Lee Corporation


Lisa James
Managing Director,
Lisa James and Associates;
GP Protocol & Etiquette Expert


Christine Jurich
Corporate Healthcare Recruiter


Antoinette Kellerher-Raynes
Social Media Consultant,
Raynes Partnerships, LLC


Zak Kimble
Director of Sales and Marketing,
Marriott


Horst Kniesel
Former First Vice President,
JP Morgan Chase NA


Robert R. Kraemer, Jr.
Transaction Advisory Services Associate,
Ernst & Young, LLP


Len Kreusler
Licensed U.S. Customs Broker and International Freight Forwarder


Karen “Kaye” Lamb
Assistant Director,
Arizona State University, Career Services


Patricia Leupp
Co-Owner,
Mr. Formal of Phoenix


Randall Ling
Catering Director
Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen


Paul Logli
President & CEO, United Way of Rock River Valley; Former Winnebago County of Illinois State’s Attorney


Jennifer Longdon
Writer, Speaker, and Policy Advocate on Issues Impacting People with Disabilities.


Chef Francine Marz, MBA, CEC
Academic Director of Culinary Programs, The International Culinary School™ at the Art Institute of Phoenix


David Medrano
Training Manager, Major Southern California Utility; Former Assistant Dean, University of Toyota


Nicolas Mills, GL
Wine Scout/Sommelier,
Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co.


Jim Norman
Vice President Diversity,
Kraft Foods


Greg Nosek
Videographer
Greg Nosek Audio/Visual Services, Phoenix


Haydee Pampel, CMP
President and CEO,
MeetingLink, LLC


Maripat Quinn, Ph.D.
Public Relations Director,
Heritage Trust, Mt. Sinai, NY


Simi Chaddha Ranajee, MBA
Former President & Chief Marketing Officer, Performance Health Systems; Former Miss India; GP Protocol & Etiquette Expert


Susan Ratliff
Speaker and Author,
Exhibit Like An Expert


Brian Roach
Sales Executive,
SAP America


Arlene Romaine
International Etiquette and Protocol Advisor


Jim Rosati
Director of Spa Services, Geneva Ridge Spa and Wellness Center; Former Manager, Rosati Restaurants


Diane Roundy, MBA
Director of Business Development,
Schenck


Jennifer Rue
President,
Talent Powering, LLC


Lon Safko
Inventor, Speaker, and Author,
“The Social Media Bible”


Jackie Sanborn
Instructor,
Fullerton College


Amy Suess-Garcia
Senior Director of Global Customer Service,
Taylor Company


Chef Billy Sy, MBA
CEC, AAC, CMC-China; Retired, Senior Academic Director, The International Culinary School™ Art Institute of Tucson; Chair, ACF Nat’l Education Committee


Steve Teeple
President,
Safe Air Testing, Inc.


Douglas Trapasso
Wine Expert and Author,
Chicago Pinot Blog


Maryanne Weiss
President, Greater Phoenix SCORE; Vice President, AZ District SCORE; Skills Commissioner, Arizona Department of Education;
President, Gustare, Ltd.


Paula West
Chief of Protocol, City of Phoenix,
Executive Director; Phoenix Sister Cities Commission


Jason Wong
Chairman of the Board
NAAAP-Phoenix (National Association of Asian American Professionals)

Quotes and Tips from Business Professionals and Authors

Jennifer Aniston, Actress (Dining Strategies)
Letitia Baldrige, Author, New Manners for New Times (Dining Strategies)
Gilat Ben-Dor, Founder and Director, Renaissance Wine Academy (Dining Strategies)
Anita Brick, Career Services, University of Chicago School of Business (Event Strategies)
Robert Burg, Author, Endless Referrals (Networking Strategies)
Tania Carriere, Advivum, Canada (Networking and Event Strategies)
Robert L. Canel, Attorney at Law, Acquest Title Services, LLC (Dining Strategies)
Nicholas Castrogiovanni, General Manager, Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center (Dining Strategies)
Ann Conway, Columnist, Chicago Tribune (Dining Strategies)
R. J. Conway, Attorney, (Seven Steps)
Amy Cook, Freelance Editor (Dining Strategies)
Mary Cravets, Speed Networking Maven and Business Coach (Networking Strategies)
Wallie Dayal, Dayal Resources (Event Strategies)
Rick V. Diarmit, Manager, Blackbird Restaurant (Dining Strategies)
Gary Dombroff, New York State Insurance Fund (Networking Strategies)
Buell Duncan, Retired Chairman of SunBank, Inc. (Seven Steps)
Daniel Goldman, Author, Social Intelligence (Networking Strategies)
Joshua Greene, Editor, Wine & Spirits Magazine (Dining Strategies)
Mary Hart, Entertainment Tonight (Networking Strategies)
Horace, quote (Event Strategies)
Azra Hussain, President, Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona (Dining Strategies)
Donna Hylton, Executive Director, Kern Adult Literacy Council (Networking Strategies)
Henry James, Author, Portrait of a Lady (Dining Strategies)
Betty Jamison, Consultant (Seven Steps)
Robin Jay, Author, The Art of the Business Lunch  (Seven Steps)
John F. Kennedy, quote (Event Strategies)
Maham Khan, University Student  (Dining Strategies)
Zachary Kimble, Sales and Marketing, Marriott (Dining Strategies)
Hilka Klinkenberg, Etiquette International (Event Strategies)
Theresa Kleptach, Catering Director (Networking Strategies)
Fred Koehler, Owner, Lynfred Winery (Dining Strategies)
John Lang, CEO, A&E Hand Tools, A&E Inc. (Dining Strategies)
Harvey Mackay, Author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive. (Dining Strategies)
Judith Martin, Author and Syndicated Columnist, “Ms. Manners” (Seven Steps)
John Meinert, J. H. Chapman (Networking Strategies)
Charles Mitchell, Author, International Business Culture (Dining Strategies)
Dearl “Skip” Morris, Retired Corporate HR Manager, Caterpillar Inc. (Dining Strategies)
John Naisbitt, Author, “Megatrends” (Networking Strategies)
Jerald O’Kennard, Greater Chicago Area – Director at Beverage Testing Institute, Tastings.com   (Dining Strategies)
Patrick Ottensmeyer, Former Professor, DePaul University (Dining Strategies)
Kevin Pang, Staff Reporter, Chicago Tribune  (Dining Strategies)
Pierre Pollin, Former Owner, Le Titi De Paris Restaurant (Dining Strategies)
Donato Poto, Former Manager, Bastide Restaurant (Dining Strategies)
Patty Quaid, Sacred Grounds Manager (Dining Strategies)
Francois de La Rochefoucald, quote (Event Strategies)
Susan Ratliff, President, Susan Ratliff Presents Inc. (Networking Strategies)
David Rydell, President, Bergstrom Manufacturing (Event Strategies)
Joe Schoeder, Network Marketer and Trainer (Networking Strategies)
George Bernard Shaw, quote (Event Strategies)
Allen N. Shub, Ph.D., Associate Provost, Northeastern Illinois University (Dining Strategies)
Cynthia Stone, Hospitality Consultant (Dining Strategies)
John Strausbaugh, Contributing Editor, American Heritage Magazine (Dining Strategies)
W. R. Tish, Columnist, Private Clubs Magazine (Dining Strategies)
William Thourlby, Author, Passport to Power (Seven Steps)
Shania Twain, Singer (Event Strategies)
Margaret Visser, Author, The Rituals of Dinner  (Dining Strategies)
Sarah Weddington, former Assistant to the President of the United States (Networking Strategies)

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