Networking Strategies for Environmental Professionals

How to overcome the nerves that come with networking, socialize and meet professionals with poise and confidence at business events.


Sue Jacques is a professionalism and civility expert, keynote speaker, confidence coach, and author who is known for her upbeat presentations about personal branding, business protocols, professionalism, executive social graces, public speaking skills, and formal dining. Before becoming a speaker, consultant, and author, Sue worked for more than 18 years as a forensic death investigator at the Medical Examiner’s office. During that time she was involved in the medical investigation of thousands of violent and unexpected deaths, and learned first-hand about the value of civility, professionalism, kindness, and respect. As a result, Sue is committed to helping individuals and organizations gain confidence, earn respect, and create courteous corporate cultures. Sue has appeared on Oprah Radio, Business News Network, SiriusXM, CTV, CBC, Global, and the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is a writer for Physicians Practice magazine, a Huffington Post contributor, and the author of “What The Fork? An Unpretentious Guide to Formal Dining for Informal People.”

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to manage invitations & RSVPs
  • What messages your body language sends
  • How to shake hands and make introductions
  • What to do when you forget someone’s name
  • Why thank you notes are as crucial as business cards
  • How to turn “nonversations” into conversations
  • How to get out of a conversation cul-de-sac
  • Effective ways to follow up with new contacts


You will leave this seminar with more confidence, a deeper understanding of business social protocols, and a set of practical networking skills that you can immediately use.

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