Meeting/Event Information


April 13, 2017

April Monthly Meeting
April 13, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
Join Us for Our April Meeting,

$11.00 Planner
$16.00 after 12:00 pm April 13

$21.00 Supplier
$26.00 after 12:00 pm April 13

$11.00 Planner Guest
$16.00 after 12:00 pm April 13

$21.00 Supplier Guest
$26.00 after 12:00 pm April 13

Topic: Modern Business Manners & Networking Enrichment for Government Meeting Professionals

Looking for insight and fun ways to polish your modern business manners and professional networking skills? According to research, approximately 85% of job success is based on “soft skills,” while only 15% is based on technical knowledge. For government meeting professionals, effective soft skills will make the biggest impact in your relationship building success. Becoming a savvy networker offers you the power of stress-free positive interactions. During our session, you’ll gain practical knowledge to help you prepare for key interactions with planners, suppliers, colleagues and clients. You’ll walk away with a whole new level of soft skill intelligence about:

  • Networking Preparation
  • Proper Business Introductions
  • Mastering a Professional Handshake
  • Appropriate Body Language
  • Opening/Closing a Conversation
  • And More!

Speaker: Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.

Sharon Schweitzer, J.D., is a cross-cultural trainer, Modern manners expert, award-winning author and the founder of Access to Culture. In addition to her accreditation in intercultural management from the HOFSTEDE Centre, she served as a Chinese Ceremonial Dining Etiquette Specialist in the documentary series Confucius was a Foodie, on Nat Geo People. She is the resident etiquette expert on two popular lifestyle show: ABC Tampa Bay's Morning Blend and CBS Austin's We Are Austin. Sharon is a Huffington Post Contributor and the Ms. Modern Manners columnist for The Society Diaries. She sits on the board of directors for the Global Thinkers Forum, South Texas College of Law Alumni Association, and Austin Chamber of Commerce. Sharon lives in Austin with her husband John of 22 years, and their golden retriever Charm.

Time: 5:00-7:00PM
Sponsor and Location:

6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, Texas, 78752
Sponsor: Laredo CVB