September 18, 2012 | Leave a comment Speaker & Session Spotlight! “Developing your Toolkit: Protocol Training” Sister Cities International Midwest Regional Conference October 5-6, 2012, Cincinnati, OH Few things provoke anxiety as much as the notion of diplomatic protocol. However, sister cities members like YOU, through your experiences in intercultural communication, are experts in protocol! This session will help you take your expertise to the next level! Learn how to use your skills to create more mutually beneficial initiatives. Speakers will show you just how you can leverage protocol expertise for revenue generation and partnership building. Marja Barrett, Author, Business Manners for Success, will share lessons from her book that will help attendees recognize protocol as an important tool for relationship-making. Marja’s analysis of proper decorum and business conduct offer models for attendees to emulate when designing protocol for interactions with sister cities, dignitaries, sponsors, and potential business associates. Up next, Jacqueline Fonseca de Abreu Tome, Founder and President, Global Awareness Consulting, will put protocol in action for attendees by sharing her experiences as an intercultural consultant. For 20 years, Jacqueline has served international companies, governments, and organizations in cross-cultural negotiation. Get ready for the next level! Register today at www.sciregionalconference.org!