I came to know Sharon as part of a delegation of nationwide women traveling to North Africa. Months before the trip, she introduced herself via email, as the whole group did, and offered to again take the initiative of compiling a comprehensive reading list to ensure we'd all be thoroughly prepared for our adventure. The reaction to her offer was unanimously positive. The previous year, she had done extensive research for the group's tour to Egypt and Jordan. The reading list she circulated made an major difference in the cultural understanding of the trip, and all of us traveling with her were thrilled that she would again take the lead. And for our most recent tour of India, she was once again an invaluable asset by acquainting our group in advance with the cultural aspects of the trip, such as appropriate clothing, mannerisms, greetings and gifts. I was wowed by her enthusiasm and professionalism before I even met her. And when you do meet her, she is gracious and engaging - of course, she is a protocol expert! However, it is also her training as an attorney that gives her added depth and dimension, and the greatest of respect from her peers. But what I am especially touched by is her generosity of spirit. I have since enjoyed several professional engagements with her, including her lead in coordinating a meeting for me with the Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations which added enhancements to a tour to Morocco that I was coordinating.
This fall, I had the pleasure of attending a presentation delivered by Sharon Schweitzer of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, LLC. I say pleasure because it was so well designed and delivered. \r
As an expert in the areas of protocol and etiquette, Sharon is a knowledgeable presenter. What I see that sets Sharon apart from other speakers is that she is an EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNICATOR. Sharon puts her participants at ease with her gracious and thoughtful interactions as she provides sound guidance and advice on how to best conduct oneself in the business world. Her facilitation skills are among some of the best that I have observed. \r
While Sharons knowledge and facilitation skills set the stage for an exceptional presentation, there were a few supporting factors that contributed to the overall quality. She sprinkled her talk with statistical data to support the content. Sharon also shared real life experiences from herself and others. There is nothing like hearing a real life story to validate a presentation. Also, hearing about the experiences of others can also prompt participants to envision how they might incorporate the techniques being presented into their own lives. The materials were very well done from the projected slides to the hand-outs. Lastly, the activities were perfect! They added value by allowing us to practice our newly acquired knowledge and skills with immediate feedback.\r
Because of an extensive background in designing, developing, and delivering training materials, I have not only experienced presentations as a participant but also as a training and HR professional. During my career, I have been associated with the employee training and development functions within a few of the larger corporate employers in Austin, TX i.e. AMD, Dell, and Samsung. \r
The information and techniques that Sharon delivers are from a global and a diverse perspective. I can see how any corporation could benefit from partnering with Sharon Schweitzer of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, LLC. \r
Ida James, Employee Relations \r
Capitol Services, Inc. \r
As the Director of Events for Women's Global Network (Austin and Houston), I had the pleasure of asking Sharon if she would be willing to give a global etiquette presentation to our members. To my delight, she agreed! Not only was Sharon a true professional, but her bubbly personality was infectious. She has a way of sharing her etiquette knowledge without making ""you"" feel awful about not knowing what to do. Her program was fun, interactive, content driven and was very well received. I know her tips are being used today! She made such an impact, I asked her to be our guest presenter for our Houston Chapter! I highly recommend Sharon Schweitzer's programs...they really do make a difference.
I had the fortune of having Mrs. Schweitzer stand in during semester for an Austin Community College teacher. The class was International Conventions. Protocol and Etiquette come into play a great deal with this class course. Mrs. Schweitzer brought it all to life with her experience and wisdom in the international business world. She used skits and examples to make points that we would not forget. For anyone who plans to travel international or works in the international realm I would recommend taking her class immediately. You will learn so much so fast that could save you from making serious social mistakes. We were all truly blessed to have her as an instructor. I hope Austin Community College will retain her services for future students.\r
Sharon provided a great wealth of knowledge and experience to the young people of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin. This etiquette training is vital to our mission of inspiring and enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.\r
Director of Finance & Administration\r
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Pros: Interactive; Enjoyable; Hands on training
Sharon Schweitzer's real-world knowledge of protocol and etiquette in both the business & social arenas is phenomenal. Her successful teaching style incorporates various learning techniques that are interactive and fun. She has a passion for teaching and her genuine concern for your success permeates her every word. Her interactive presentations use role-play and skits which are thought-provoking, and encourage participation. Not only does she demonstrate expertise in proper etiquette & protocol, but she conveys that knowledge so effectively, that by the end of the session, you have much added confidence in yourself, knowing that you have had training from the best expert in the field and acquired a skill set for unlimited success! I would highly recommend, without hesitation, Ms. Schweitzer, to anyone who wishes to increase their wisdom in the national & international realm of etiquette & protocol. My professionalism has soared since participating in her classes.
Pros: Exceptional knowledge; real-world examples; personable