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According to a recent Forbes article, employers want - and are willing to pay for soft skills. Research shows that employers consider soft skills higher than technical skills when interviewing new employees. Soft skills are especially important if young professionals want to climb the corporate ladder. Soft skills are the proverbial 'grease' that allows you to easily navigate the corporate environment with confidence. 


Understanding the rules of Business Etiquette and Professionalism will enhance the education of college graduates and give them the confidence they need when launching their careers.

Carey Sue has presented Business Etiquette and Professionalism programs at such schools as The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, The University of Central Oklahoma, Rose State College, Oklahoma City University, and more.


Her most requested presentation topics include 'The Strategy of the Business Meal', Networking, and Professional Dress.


She is able to customize the presentation to fit your goals.

Please do not hesitate to email  or call her cell, 405-520-3527, if you have questions!


College and University Programs 

Kind Words:


“All the times that you spoke to our MBA students, I know their common first reaction was “what am I going to learn about etiquette that I don’t already know?” Surprise. Every time and pretty much every one walked away practicing their newly learned skills. Throughout the semester they frequently referred to what they had learned. Just like the workers at the Four Seasons, they interacted and treated each other more as ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for adding some class to my class.”
– Robert Epstein

“Carey Sue is one of the best-received and popular presenters in Life After OU-A Survival Guide, a spring semester class for graduating seniors at the University of Oklahoma. She teaches segments on not only dining and social etiquette but also business etiquette. She has been a regular in the course since 2009. She is knowledgeable, practical, entertaining and persuasive keeping the attention and interest of 150, no mean feat.”
– Peter G. Pierce, Instructor, University of Oklahoma

Curriculum Topics:

  • The Strategy of the Business Meal (during interviews, hosting, or being a guest)

  • Luncheons, fundraisers, and coffee meetings

  • Strategic relationship management (aka Networking)

  • The do’s and don’ts of Alcohol

  • The critical components and research behind First Impressions

  • Business Etiquette vs. Social Etiquette

  • Basic information covering Etiquette and the Generations (helps the students to connect the dots and understand why all of this is important to other people!)

  • Professional Dress

  • Communication; verbal, written, and electronic

  • Telephone etiquette and Telephonophobia (and personal cell phone use)

  • Electronic Etiquette (and managing expectations)

  • Tips for effectively requesting a Meeting or Conference Call

  • Making the most of office relationships

  • Tips to ward off workplace incivility

  • How to handle conflict and criticism professionally and confidently

  • Tips for Interacting with people you just don’t like

  • How to nip Gossip in the bud

  • The Art of the Handwritten Note and the importance of notes in business

  • What does Good Customer Service look like and how to provide it

  • External Customer Service with Clients

  • Internal Customer Service with Colleagues

  • How does Business Etiquette apply to Customer Service?

  • Interview tips (live, telephone, and virtual)

  • Internship success

  • And much, much more

#Adulting101 Session

#Adulting101 is a robust session that includes all of the topics listed above and is geared toward individuals who are currently attending college, have recently graduated, are heading off to graduate school or ‘the real world’, and who need some business-related professional tools in their tool belt to help them tackle their new career with confidence.  


Tuition for this course is $387 and covers all program materials and a 3-course meal tutorial.

To enroll, please complete the registration form below.  Class size is limited, register now!


  • Thursday, July 20, 2023, 12:30-3:30pm

#ADULTING101 Registration Form
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