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Diplomacy – I Don’t Have the Right to Change Your Mind!
November 19, 2020 Uncategorized Marie Betts-Johnson

Benjamin Franklin warned us: “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” Thankfully, we all still have the right to free speech and in my opinion, the day we lose that will be the death of democracy.  The purpose of this article is for us to do

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Better Not Shake Hands!
July 27, 2020 Uncategorized Marie Betts-Johnson

THE DEMISE OF THE HANDSHAKE As the Founder of IPIC, I have given countless presentations on the art of the handshake. It is the only physical greeting acceptable in business, or perhaps I should say, the most powerful greeting that conveys “who you are” in a matter of seconds. COVID-19 HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING Due to

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The Gulf Today
October 14, 2018 Uncategorized Marie Betts-Johnson

http://gulftoday.ae/portal/06a9129f-fde5-4995-9ebd-e3ee2239e569.aspx DUBAI: Dubai’s chance to shine on the world stage! The Government is expected to spend $7 billion on infrastructure, a plan that is already in motion.  Hotels and the Tourism Industry will benefit enormously from this spectacular event. It is projected as a boon to the already lucrative real estate market. Dubai forecasts 25

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Executive Presence
October 10, 2018 Uncategorized Marie Betts-Johnson

Executive Presence Executive Presence are the buzz words for recent trends in career development circles.Recently, on being invited by a group of high-level executives to speak on this topic, it became apparent that few, if any, are born with this enviable trait, which then begged the question of, can it be studied and can one graduate

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Business Protocol Matters!
October 5, 2018 Uncategorized Marie Betts-Johnson

WHAT WENT WRONG? Delayed business decisions, breakdowns in negotiations, offended business partners, missed opportunities, misunderstandings in communications, at a loss for what went wrong, wasted time and effort and financial consequences. These are but a few of the outcomes experienced from breakdowns in the business of protocol.  IN-HOUSE PROTOCOL SUPPORT ADVISOR In an ideal world,

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