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Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals Hardcover – November 8, 2011
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“In Poised for Success, Jacqueline Whitmore explores the what, why, and how of being ready for and attaining success in practical and inspiring terms. It's a must-read for all those looking to get ahead!” ―Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
“Jacqueline Whitmore's book is not only informative (do you know what bespoke suits, cuillères, or barrel cuffs are?) it is heartfelt and entertaining. Jacqueline presents important concepts in a pragmatic and gracious way (read chapter 8), and balances it all with a tone that makes you want to meet for coffee.” ―Terri Morrison, coauthor of Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: the Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than Sixty Countries
“The #1 must-read book for anyone seeking the easy path to success and emotional prosperity. Poised for Success is exploding with so many powerful takeaways that my highlighter ran out of ink! Jacqueline Whitmore is the business world's best-kept secret!” ―Janine Driver, author of The New York Times bestseller, You Say More Than You Think: A 7-Day Plan For Using the New Body Language to Get What You Want
“Trust this book, live this book, treasure this book.” ―P.M. Forni, professor, Johns Hopkins University and author of the bestselling book Choosing Civility
“Why read Jacqueline Whitmore's Poised for Success? Because you want to do the very most and the very best with the time and the life you have. Because we all need direction and inspiration to achieve that. And because in these pages – in plain but powerful language – is the way to get there. Read it and see change. Read it and be changed.” ―Simon T. Bailey, brillionaire and author of Release Your Brilliance
“Jacqueline Whitmore's wisdom is simple, straightforward, and incredibly effective. Poised for Success will change your attitude and outlook on doing business with others while helping you become more successful. Relevant, inspiring, wise, and practical -- this is truly a MUST read!” ―Andrea R. Nierenberg, coauthor of Networking for the College Students (and Recent Graduates)
“For those of us fashion clods who need help getting ready for prime time, there is the amazing Jacqueline Whitmore. Poised for Success is a style makeover from the outside in.” ―Fawn Germer, global leadership speaker and bestselling author of Hard Won Wisdom and Mustang Sallies
“Read Poised for Success to discover exactly what poise is and how you can develop it. With this understanding you're able to present your best, connect from the heart, achieve high-touch in a world of high-tech, strengthen your business relationships, and achieve your greatest success.” ―Larina Kase, PsyD, MBA, author of Clients, Clients and More Clients, and coauthor of The New York Times bestseller The Confident Speaker
“Jacqueline Whitmore's Poised for Success helps business people be their best at work and in their personal lives. The insights and practical advice she brings to our modern day manner dilemmas are priceless.” ―Karen Leland, bestselling author of Public Speaking in an Instant: 60 Ways to Stand Up and Be Heard
About the Author
JACQUELINE WHITMORE is an internationally recognized etiquette expert and the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach. Her extensive client base includes the U.S. Department of Defense, Booz Allen Hamilton, Office Depot, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Deloitte, Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, Bloomingdale's, Sprint, and Burger King Corporation, among others.
Jacqueline is a popular guest on radio and television and her etiquette advice has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Real Simple, Fortune, and O: The Oprah Magazine. Jacqueline and her husband, Brian Gleason, live in Florida.
Top Customer Reviews
"... the ones that get ahead are often those who are able to muster enough courage to take risks and connect from the heart."
In her latest release, Jacqueline takes our hand and guides us through the maze of the business world. If you think your looks, your voice, and the manner in which you communicate make no difference in where you will end up in life... think again.
This isn't a preachy manual. This is a book that sheds light on how we are perceived by others no matter what industry we work in. A book that will become your friend. A book that I believe should be a required part of any business ensemble.
"Presence isn't something you put on in the morning and take off in the evening; it's a part of your essence."
Jacqueline helps us examine our appearance, the way we sound, the way we will ultimately market ourselves to the world. She teaches us to communicate from the "outside in." Helps us form, maintain, and grow professional relationships.
"Rise and Shine: you'll be impressed with the results, because others will be impressed with you."
But this book is more than just undeniably helpful tips. Weaved into the advice, are glimpses into the life of a woman who made herself what she is today - a success. Jacqueline shares personal stories from her life. Stories that show how she has put the knowledge gained over her lifetime to use.
In short, Poised for Success has become my everyday reference guide; the guide that will help me traverse the often daunting road of business, leading me toward my own personal success.
Whitmore's book simplistically, yet in great detail guides her readers through the four qualities necessary to achieve poise: Presence, Polish, Professionalism, and Passion. Not forgetting the male population, men as well are given tips on personal style and polish.
With sections on navigating social media essentials, the seven unwritten rules every professional should know, entertaining with elegance and ease, discovering and creating your personal brand, and fashioning your life with passion, this book is for anyone who is looking to maximize their potential no matter what their field or career choice.
Not only will discovering poise bring success at work, but it will also help to establish healthy, satisfying relationships in your personal life.
Recognized internationally as an etiquette expert, Whitmore has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Fortune and O: The Oprah Magazine, as well as many more recognized and respected publications. Now with this new book, she has written a resource that share bits of wisdom that can benefit each and every one of us.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I especially liked Jacqueline Whitmore's definition of true networking and what she wrote about listening being an active thing, not passive.
As a graduate business student I felt that I could hone in my professionalism and etiquette, but in a way that was convincing and moving, not simply by following a prescription of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by JEA
I received this book as a gift and could not be more delighted. It is obvious that Ms. Whitmore is the real deal. Read morePublished 16 months ago by K. Wanamaker
This is just an all-around good read that helps one cultivate the excellence within them in order to make the right impression.Published 18 months ago by Jay