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In addition to fever, chills, and a nation-wide toilet paper shortage, COVID-19 is bringing new workplace quandaries into our lives.

People have pre-COVID habits that can now put others at risk as well as differing definitions of "safe" behavior.

With businesses opening up, we're chugging through new waters with an outdated map.

This webinar focuses on sticky workplace situations. Some are COVID related; others are common conversation moments that can leave us feeing helplessly stuck.

In either case, you will learn how navigate through awkward conversations in a way that mitigates tension and preserves everyone's dignity. As a bonus, many of these workplace situations are likely mirrored in your neighborhoods, and the skills are transferable.  We can address some specifics in the personal arena as well.

Why you should Attend

If you talk to anyone at work, you know what it's like when something a co-worker says or does makes you squirm. Sometimes you want to respond but can't come up with the right words. 

COVID-19 has brought on additional opportunities to stand tongue-tied. This webinar addresses both CIVD-19 and common conversation quandaries in the workplace.

This webinar is for

Professionals who have a pattern of

  • Saying nothing and feeling as if they've let themselves down
  • Agreeing with co-workers just to "be nice" or fit in

Professionals who do not speak  up because

  • They're afraid co-workers will see them as  having pandemic paranoia
  • They don't want to be seen as "out of touch" with the latest on the virus
  • They don't want to be seen as someone who is not a team player  
  • They  can only think of responses that will sound angry or vengeful
  • They're afraid of causing others to  have discomfort or hurt  feelings
  • They're afraid of losing workplace friends

Who Will Benefit

  • Business Owners
  • Sales Associates
  • Sales Managers
  • Customer-Service Representatives
  • HR Managers
  • Independent Consultants
  • Real-Estate Professionals
  • STEM Professionals
  • Law Professionals
  • Career-Services Directors

Speaker Profile

Janet Parnes equips professionals with skills that turn conversations into valuable connections and clients.

A graduate of The Protocol School of Washington®, she brings 15 years of experience working with clients from a range of industries including higher education, real estate, STEM, law, and architecture.

Janet’s background in sales and public relations combined with her speaker training, positions her to create a paradigm shift in the way we create meaningful professional connections.

Janet formed her company Janet .L. Parnes, Etiquette Consultant in response to a growing need: we can contact people just about anywhere, anytime-yet, we’re losing the art of making connections. This is costing us, for connections are critical in achieving our career goals.

As a professional storyteller, Janet entertains and educates audiences with tales of missteps, misspeaks, and misunderstandings - some of them her own!