Unpack the Fear of Connecting

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Gloria PetersenDo you remember how you felt the last time you entered an unfamiliar networking situation? While some can’t wait to meet someone new, many individuals prefer to hang out with people they already know. Yet to advance in your career, expanding, deepening, and diversifying your connections is essential. Gloria Petersen, CPP, Founder and President of Global Protocol understands your hesitancy and even fear. In this CareerCast, Gloria shares her deep knowledge, extensive experience, and practical strategies to manage professional and social situations with finesse, confidence, and positive presence.

Aired July 20, 2018

Gloria Petersen, CPP, is founder/president of Global Protocol, Inc. Her dynamic presentations have inspired audiences for over 30 years to handle professional and social situations with class and finesse. Gloria is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington® and other certifications include The Professional Image Institute, Dale Carnegie, and The Leadership Institute. Gloria is a renowned Certified Protocol Professional and author of The Art of Professional Connections, a four-guidebook series with companion Subject Matter Expert (SME) training modules. Her clients range from Fortune 100 companies to emerging entrepreneurs. Gloria hosted the FOX television series, “Image of Success,” served as etiquette judge on The Learning Channel, and has served as an expert on numerous radio and television shows. She has also published articles and served as a contributing columnist for magazines, trade publications, and corporate newsletters.

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The Art of Professional Connections: Seven Steps to Impressive Greetings and Confident Interactions   by Gloria Petersen (2011)

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The Art of Professional Connections by Gloria Petersen   

Read an excerpt of The Art of Professional Connections: Seven Steps to Impressive Greetings and Confident Interactions by Gloria Petersen.

Unpack The Fear Of Connecting