Sheridan School of Business Marketing students get the Professional Edge at guided business dinner

Business Protocol consultant, Louise Fox guides Sheridan students through social networking at Seasons Restaurant

Business Protocol consultant, Louise Fox guides Sheridan students through social networking at Seasons Restaurant

More than 40 Sheridan School of Business students experienced the fine art of business dining and networking as they were led through the intricacies of business protocol by consultant Louise Fox at Seasons Restaurant recently. The guided dinner is the culmination of the Professional Edge course offered to Sheridan’s Marketing program students with the aim of providing students with some real experience in business dining, networking, self-awareness, and image management.

Certified Business Protocol Consultant, Louise Fox led students through a series of activities designed to improve their networking skills, challenging the students to meet unfamiliar students and teachers, to emphasize their own unique personality, values and goals, and to make meaningful connections and good first impressions. Louise Fox was made available to Professional Edge students courtesy of the Sheridan Alumni Association.

“Confidence in social settings is a learned skill,” said Fox. Trained and certified in Business Etiquette and International Protocol at the prestigious Protocol School of Washington® , Fox presents business etiquette, international protocol, and dining seminars to business professionals who wish to “Outclass the Competition.”

Sheridan Marketing students practice their new skills during Professional Edge dinner.

Sheridan Marketing students practice their new skills during Professional Edge dinner.

The aim of the student experience, in The Professional Edge, is to prepare students for their first marketing or sales job interview and equip them with the necessary social skills to allow them to confidently interact with their business colleagues in virtually any social situation. Students learn how to apply the important skills of self awareness, leadership, communication, teamwork, image management and social interaction. Through a series of activities students get hands on experience that prepares them for an active and influential role in their business career.

“You are learning essential interpersonal skills for business that will give you the competitive edge that business requires today,” said Gerard Mercer, Dean, Sheridan School of Business.