Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success
What you'll learn
- How to be more professional in the workplace.
- How to build relationships, and get clients and coworkers to know, like and trust you.
- How to conquer networking events with strategy, skill and less anxiety (because you know what to do).
- How to interact with business people in an engaging and polished manner.
- How to create an executive outfit (men and women) for a polished, professional brand.
- How to dress for your industry (traditional, creative, or casual).
- How to start, continue and end a conversation.
- How to sound intelligent and competent in business conversations.
- How to manage your online presence and LinkedIn profile.
- Western business etiquette.
- Skills you won’t learn in formal education or business school.
- A desire to be more professional in the workplace.
- A desire to build a solid and valuable professional relationships.
- A desire to feel more confident in business situations.
- A desire to be an excellent business person, not just an average one.
- A computer, tablet, or smartphone to watch the videos and headphones for audio.
NEW UPDATE: This course now includes new practice activities to help you apply what you learn. Look for the new assignments in Section 3 and Section 4.
Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success remains the definitive, Bestselling course on Udemy for business etiquette and social skills in business. There’s a reason.
Do you want to be more professional at work? Do you want to improve your social skills in business? Do you want to be able to interact with people confidently, authentically and effectively at work?
Business etiquette skills are incredibly important for new graduates, early-stage professionals, senior level executives, and those who want to work in the western business world.
When you are skilled in business etiquette, you will have the highest level of professionalism and interpersonal skill to carry you through a variety of professional situations. You will have an enviable level of social skill that gives you the know-how to connect better with your colleagues, approach networking events with confidence, dress for success at work, and navigate conversations with ease and grace.
In a world where tasks and processes are being taken over by Artificial Intelligence and automation, it’s your social skills that will make you indispensable at work. They will give you an edge over your competition and make doing business easier, smoother and more profitable for you.
Imagine walking into a networking event knowing exactly what to do and who to talk with. Imagine knowing how to really connect with somebody in a natural and authentic way. Imagine being able to lead a conversation and have that person walk away liking and trusting you.
All of this is possible and skills in business etiquette will help you achieve it.
I’m Kara Ronin, Best-Selling Udemy Instructor and a Udemy Instructor Partner. I established my business, Executive Impressions, in 2012 where I specialise in helping people develop their social skills in business, leadership skill, communication skill, and executive presence.
I’ve helped many of my in-person clients use skills in business etiquette to land new jobs, build their reputation at work and win over clients. I’m dedicated to helping you do the same in this video course.
With over 20K students who have already taken this course, here are some of the notable reviews:
“This business etiquette course was extremely useful for a young woman who is starting her career in the financial industry. I would highly recommend it to others in the same position.” - Ana
“A well-organised course delivered in a concise and engaging way. Thank you Kara for breaking down the basic skills and providing a practical guide in how to achieve success.” - Kate
“Kara, this is a real life changing course for me. It is very motivational. Thank you for opening my eyes. This course will make a turning point in anyone's life.” - Marco
The truth is, the professional world today is fiercely competitive. You have to go one extra mile to stay ahead of the competition and on top of your career trajectory. How do you remain employable? How do you stand out from the crowd?
Despite what you might think, learning more technical skill is not the answer. As the Harvard Gazette wrote, “Employers increasingly reward workers who have both social and technical skills, rather than technical skills alone”.
It’s clear that improving, enhancing and developing your business etiquette and social skill (on top of your technical skill) is the key to sustained employment and professional success.
Think of it this way: For two people who have a comparable level of education and skill, what separates these two people when it comes to success is their ability to connect with others, engage in conversation, and communicate their true potential to decision-makers in their industry.
In other words, what separates these two people when it comes to success, is their level of social skill in business.
Remember, hard skills might get you hired but lack of soft skills will get you fired.
In this course, you will learn how to:
be more professional at work
develop a high level of interpersonal skill and social skill
get clients and coworkers to know, like and trust you
create an executive wardrobe (men and women) for a polished, professional brand
conquer networking events with confidence and strategy
master your conversations to appear intelligent and competent
manage your online presence and LinkedIn profile
This course is heavily focused on building the know, like and trust factor. Every section of this course links back to the know, like and trust factor in some way. Why? Because business is done with people. Building, nurturing, and fostering relationships with your colleagues, clients and boss is critical to your professional success. You can’t achieve this if people don’t know, like and trust you.
Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success is a focused, fun and engaging video course.
You will learn intelligent insights into human behaviour, and actionable strategies that will help you be more professional at work, build a stronger professional brand, connect better with colleagues and clients, and give you the confidence to excel in business.
What is included in this course:
There is over 4 hours of video content, 7 downloadable workbooks (one in each section), review slides for each section, 7 quizzes, and 2 assignments to test and deepen your learning. Plus, I’ve included two additional resources:
LinkedIn Profile Handbook in Lecture 26 to help you update your LinkedIn profile, and
A 90-page ebook in Lecture 13 titled, “Networking 101: Social Skills for Business Success” which is normally priced at US$47 on my website.
What you won’t learn in this course is boring, stuffy, out-of-date advice that you can’t apply to modern life today.
When you finish this course, you will see a change in the way you interact with others, the way others interact with you, and new opportunities will unfold in your life because of your new mastery of social skills.
I’d be honoured if you join me on this journey.
WHAT OTHER LEARNERS OF THIS COURSE HAVE SAID:
“I really got lots of insights. Used to have the mindset of knowledge is more important than dressing. But after going through this course, I realized how dressing sense for business is very important. Well delivered with high energy, fun and clear examples. Downloaded even the free books for further reading. Thank you Kara!!” - Vijayasekar
“Thank you so much for making this course available online, have learnt a lot of valuable skills and knowledge here. Which I believe will surely help me in professional development as an entrepreneur.” - Richard
“Great course so far. I like the "Know, Like, Trust," concept.” - Anonymous Learner
Who this course is for:
- New graduates who want to be professional from the first day on the job.
- Early-stage professionals (junior to mid-level) who want to become more professional so they can get promoted.
- Senior leaders who want a refresher on how to create an elevated reputation and build strong relationships with coworkers, clients and stakeholders
- People who want to work in the western business world and want to learn western business etiquette so they can assimilate better.
- People who aren’t confident in business situations and want to build up their self-confidence with better social skills.
- People who have received feedback at work that they need to be more professional.
- Professionals who want to understand how people work so they can build better relationships with them in business.
- Entrepreneurs who want to develop their brand, get noticed by and win over potential clients.
- Finance professionals, lawyers, accountants, marketing or advertising professionals, sales people, executive assistants, engineers, entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions and the creator of two BESTSELLING Udemy courses, Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success, and Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass.
Her goal is to help emerging leaders build visibility and influence in their company and industry so they can unlock their leadership potential.
► She has written for TIME, Business Insider, The Local France, YFS Magazine among others, and has been quoted in The West Australian, The Advertiser, Business Insider and Ignites Europe.
► Her speaking engagements have included talks at Geneva Business School, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and other associations and groups.
► In 2020, Kara launched The Leadership Pod podcast for emerging leaders. It's available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, Google Podcasts and other platforms.
► Visit Kara's YouTube Channel where she publishes videos to help you build your leadership skills, increase your visibility and advance in your career.
Since 2012 Kara has run her business, Executive Impressions, in France and then Australia. As a leadership coach, she has worked with professionals globally from countries such as Australia, the US, South Africa, Hong Kong, Dubai and more. She has run in-depth coaching programs, in-person workshops as well as online courses. The focus of all of Kara's work is to help professionals improve their presence, communication and influence to excel their career progression.
Prior to starting Executive Impressions, Kara spent over 10 years living an international life in Japan, the USA, and Europe. Over time, she learned Japanese as well as French. Her career experience includes working as a corporate tax consultant for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Tokyo, a trading assistant for Sumitomo in Australia, and an English teacher in Japan.
She has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and International Business, a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese, and a Master of Accounting degree.