A nationally known etiquette expert will be the featured speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University's annual Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Phillips Point Club in West Palm Beach.
Jacqueline Whitmore, founder of the Protocol School of Palm Beach, will speak to University students, alumni, employers and other guests during the event, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at 777 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach.
The dinner is presented by the Office of Career Development. This year's premier sponsor is alumnus David Hernandez '91, chief executive officer of Liberty Power, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale.
Whitmore is an international etiquette and image expert, author, spokesperson and television commentator who has helped thousands of people around the world learn to be more confident and courteous in business and social situations.
She is the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, a premier business etiquette consulting firm dedicated to helping executives polish their professionalism, enhance their interpersonal skills and improve their personal brand.
She has appeared on a variety of national television shows, including ABC's 20/20, The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, ExtraTV, CNBC and FoxBusiness.com. She is also the resident etiquette expert on the local CBS affiliate, WPEC-TV Channel 12. She is a frequent guest on national and international radio talk shows and has appeared on National Public Radio's Motley Fool and Marketplace.
She has been featured or quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Time, Fortune, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Women's Health and O: The Oprah Magazine, among others.
She is the author of Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work (St. Martin's Press, 2005), which is currently in its 10th printing and has been translated into four languages.
A Palm Beach County resident, Whitmore previously has employed PBA students for internships, said Kim Ladd, director of career development at the University.
Tickets are $10 for students and $60 for other guests. For information, please call (561) 803-2386.