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 The Executive Finishing School 

Gloria Starr, the global authority in Executive Presence, Business Etiquette, Communication and Leadership Excellence since 1983 welcomes company executives to participate in this exclusive Finishing School created for the leaders of today and tomorrow. 

Designed as the elite program for presenting yourself and your ideas with  power, confidence and credibility, Ms. Starr works with accomplished business executives (male and female) and up and coming professionals. Ms. Starr is the preferred partner for the United States Pentagon for her Finishing Schools. Armed with these winning strategies, graduates of the Finishing School will gain the knowledge to consistently present themselves at their best and leverage their success. Gain the advantage over the competition. The Executive Finishing School SM adds the essential polish to accomplished business professionals (and those who aspire to be.) The program may be booked by an individual wishing to achieve the competitive edge or by companies to position their key people in mastering their personal and professional presentation and powerful communication skills. 

Key Training Components of the Executive Finishing School SM

Executive Presence
First Impressions are Lasting Impressions 
In the first thirty seconds people make judgments about us on a subconscious  level, based on what they see, hear and sense. From business casual to the ultimate power look, tailor your presentation for success in today’s workplace. Learn to Project More Power, Confidence and Credibility!

Personal and Professional Marketing 
Persona, Packaging, Positioning, Presentation, Promotion, Passion
Exude Confidence, Create a Powerful Aura
The Art and Science of Impression Management
Powerful Introductions, Create a Powerful Verbal Business Introduction Card 
Develop a Prosperity Consciousness

Business Attire: The Right Statement Every Time
What you wear speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say   
The Corporate, Communicator and Creative Career Profiles 
Appropriate Office Attire, The Psychological Effect of Color, Attention to Detail,
Authority Dressing Guidelines

Presence is Power Visual persuasion: be the spokesperson that gets attention in the first five minutes.

The Charisma Factor Powerful techniques to harness the emotional energy of others and inspire,  persuade, and guide people with ease and striking results.

Communication Styles Identify your communication style. Reduce barriers, anticipate and minimize potential conflict with others. Increase  your appreciation of  different communication styles.

Instant Rapport – Ambassador Skills Chemistry, confidence and charisma are the characteristics shared by winners. Master the art of instant rapport and forge a bond with anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Presentation Skills Personality Character Development 
People / Ambassador Skills, Posturing and congruency between body language and the spoken word. 

Boardroom Etiquette Many unspoken rules apply in the boardroom. Learn the rules and master the game.

Savvy Networking Learn to build bridges, bonds and relationships.

The Art of Conversation Formal communication: writing, public speaking and media appearances.  Informal communications: meetings, phone calls and follow up notes.  Introductions: conversational content, active listening skills, small talk and opening lines.

The Etiquette of Good Business Solid business relationships include mastering the art of etiquette and the social graces. 
Introductions, Powerful Body Language 
Business Etiquette and the Social Graces, Presence, Poise and Positioning 
Small Talk for Smart, Savvy People, Executive Communications 
Corporate Gift Giving, Saying “thank you” with Style 
Network Your Way to Business Success
Electronic Protocol and Courtesies 
Going Global – Sensibilities and Customs

Dining With Style and Grace Business relationships are developed and strengthened in social situations. Mastering the art of fine dining adds to the competitive edge in today’s social and business climate. The host and the guest each have a responsibility to ensure the overall success of the event. 
The Tools of the Table are the Tools of Business 
Dine Like a Diplomat with a Continental Flair 
Entertaining and Being Entertained, Small Talk – Table Talk 
Duties and Responsibilities of the Host and the Guest 
Posture and Poise at the Table, The ABCs of Eating and Drinking, Wine Selection, Entertaining at Private Clubs

Media Savvy Discover the inside track to media recognition and learn the techniques to  embellish and sharpen your business presentation. Successful people in business know the value of positive press coverage. Master the key components of a successful interview with the knowledge that will distinguish you from the competition. Seize the moment to create exposure, airtime is money, keep it brief and powerful and refine your message to suit your audience. Discover a wealth of knowledge on working with the media that will positively affect your performance and showcase you and your company effectively!

Ethnic Differences It’s a global economy and you will have the competitive edge when interacting with others of different cultures.

The Executive Finishing School SM is highly interactive and includes: 
DiSC communication, ambassador skills assessment tool 
Personalized communication style computer printout 
Neuro-linguistic programming techniques 
People reading charts 
Leadership Profile 
Key strategies of success
Tutorial luncheon-power breakfast  
Cocktail event/networking
Formal dining event 
Extensive personalized coaching 
Image evaluation
Visual transformation

Complete client list for Gloria Starr, President of Gloria Starr International 

Investment: The Executive Finishing School Experience SM is available in formats from one to five days. Investment ranges from $5,000. to $30,000. plus travel related expenses. This is a one-on-one training/coaching session with the client and Ms. Starr.

Group coaching and training for your executives is also available. Please view the corporate rates for group training. Click here to view.

Executives from the following companies have participated in this program: Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, American Consulate, Aramco, Canadian Consulate, Disney, Emirate Technical Associates, Florida Power & Light, Google, Hong Kong Consulate, Hunt Oil, Hunt Refining, Kaiser, Levi Strauss, Maaden Mining, Oracle, Procter & Gamble, Rinker,  Seagate Technology, Total Upstream – Nigeria, Emirate and Qatar Airways, United Gulf Steel and the United States Pentagon. 

Ms. Gloria Starr works with clients world-wide. She welcomes the opportunity to discuss how she can add value to you and your business.

Call Ms. Starr to include The Executive Finishing School in your corporate training programs 949-209-8802 (international callers 001-949-209-8802)  or email for immediate attention from Gloria Starr  gloria@gloriastarr.com

Gloria Starr serving clients globally in Africa, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Dubai, Egypt, Europe, France, India, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South America, Thailand, UK, United States since 1983.
Clients in Abuja, Alexandria, Atlanta, Beijing, Boca Raton, Birmingham, Cairo, Cape Town, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Doha, Edmonton, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Worth, Greensville, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Johannesburg, Lagos, Los Angeles, Los Vegas, Miami, Melbourne, Mumbai, Newport Beach, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Osaka, Palm Beach, Phoenix, Portland,  Rio, Riyadh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Shanghai, Sri Lanka, Sydney, Toronto, UAE, Vancouver, Virginia Beach, Wilmington

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