Attendees meet up with familiar faces and got connected with new friends at GEO's 19th Annual Conference signature issuer-only roundtable and luncheon featuring speaker and etiquette expert Ann Marie Sabath, President and Founder of At Ease, Inc., a New York City-based business and social skills training firm.
Included in your conference registration, this event was a unique opportunity to share collective experiences or dive deeper into your specific areas of interest and have some fun!
Presented during this year's special 3-course luncheon, Ann Marie's Etiquette Masterclass provided a "soup to nuts" look at business meal etiquette from the art of using napkins to where to sit in relation to your most important guest.
Avoid the most commonly-made dining etiquette faux pas
Know when to start talking business during a meal
Navigate tricky business and formal situations
Handle difficult-to-eat foods
Mix and mingle like a pro
...and much more!
Ann Marie Sabath
At Ease, Inc.
Ann Marie Sabath is the founder and president of At Ease, Inc., a 30-year old firm specializing in domestic and international business courtesy programs. She is also the author of Business Etiquette In Brief, Business Etiquette: 101 Ways To Conduct Business With Charm And Savvy, The International Business Etiquette Series on Asia, Europe and Latin America, Beyond Business Casual: What To Wear To Work If You Want To Get Ahead, Courting Business: 101 Ways For Accelerating Business Relationships and One Minute Manners: Quick Solutions To The Most Awkward Situations You’ll Ever Face At Work.
Sabath’s business manners’ column was part of newspapers across nation for more than two decades. Today her writing often appears in Thrive Global created by Arianna Huffington.
Her international etiquette concepts have been featured in in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, Time Magazine, Condé Naste Traveler, Delta Airlines’ SKY Magazine as well as on CNN, CNBC, and 20/20.
Since 1987, Sabath and her staff have trained more than 200,000 individuals representing the business, industry and government sectors in how to gain the competitive edge. Her programs: 10 KEY WAYS FOR ENHANCING YOUR GLOBAL SAVVY, POLISH FOR BUILDING PROFITS, FIVE STRATEGIES FOR SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING, COURTING BUSINESS: KEY WAYS FOR ACCELERATING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: ARE YOU A BUSINESS PERSON OR BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL? have been presented to individuals representing American Express Bank, Apple, Cargill, Dun & Bradstreet, Deloitte & Touche, Fidelity Investments, EY, Merrill Lynch, PWC, UBS, among hundreds of others.