Mind Your Manners: Real Career Girls Don’t Burp in the Boardroom
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a young professional. And as a young professional, everyone’s probably got an opinion on what you should be focused on. Your advice queue probably looks something like this: mentor telling you to establish goals, mom telling you to go to grad school and friends telling you to find a boyfriend (or maybe even a husband).
Author and etiquette expert Rosalinda Randall has another nugget of wisdom for you: don’t burp in the boardroom.
Courtesy. Manners. Tact. We rarely acknowledge these oh-so-important elements of character – that is until we’ve made an unforgivable workplace faux-pas. One of the biggest mistakes an emerging professional can make is being oblivious to the rules of business etiquette.
Easy-to-read, humorous and conversational, Randall’s book “Don’t Burp in the Board Room” is a must-read, as it could mean the difference between getting your foot in the door….and having the door slammed in your face. Consider this book your Business Interaction Bible as it provides the best practices for addressing “uncommonly common” scenarios we’ll all inevitably run into at one point or another in our careers. Success is rooted in the basics, and applying lessons from “Don’t Burp in the Boardroom” will help emerging professionals develop the personal brand equity that’s essential to thrive in their career.
I had the opportunity to chat with Ms. Randall about her career and book!
How did you go about pursuing a career in etiquette consulting?
What inspired you to write “Don’t Burp in the Board Room?”
I especially love the portion that touches on dealing with multi-generational differences in the workplace. How can one create harmony when they feel that their older or younger colleague just doesn’t “get it?”
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in business etiquette in recent years?
Can you recall the most impactful display of workplace etiquette you’ve witnessed?
Is there anything else that you’d like the Ms. Career Girl audience to know?
Rosalinda Randall is an etiquette consultant and author. “Don’t Burp in the Board Room” can be purchased on Amazon or at Barnes and Nobles. Follow her on Twitter at @rosalindatweets!