Are you a duck, an elephant or a mouse?

Last week, 50 ladies joined us as we celebrated Cinco De Mayo with some Americanized Hispanic cuisine and exchanged “Happy Mother’s Day” between many of our mothers!


This month, our speaker was Sindy Martin.  Sindy was entertaining, interactive and candid.  She brought to light the importance of some of the small details to our professional image and gave tips to how we can tweak some of these learned or inherited habits.  Sindy had the room in a roaring laugh with a three minute video on the 10 worst handshakes; from the sweaty handshake, to the ghost, to the worst offender… the lingerer.

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Sindy Martin is the founder of Smartin International, Inc. and The Smartin Center for Professional Excellence, a premier business professionalism and protocol consulting firm dedicated to helping executives enhance their professionalism, interpersonal skills and cultural awareness. She has provided communication and leadership training programs, keynotes, and executive coaching to Fortune 500 companies, universities and national conferences.

As an internationally known speaker, author, trainer and coach, Sindy is on a mission to revitalize civility helping thousands of people around the world learn to be more confident and courteous in business and social situations. She is the author of Smartin-Up Your Professionalism in 365 Tweets. Sindy has appeared on television including CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates and has written featured articles for newspapers and magazines.

Sindy was a delight to have spend time with our group and her presentation made for an excellent transition into next month’s Second Annual Image Fair!


Ivey Baker

About the Author

In a relationship, there is usually one lover and one fighter. Both possess passions... but in different ways. The fighter gets things accomplished, makes plans, tackles challenges, but can also have frequent outbursts. The lover smooths things over, creates peace, finds the light at the end of the tunnel, but can also be a bit of a push over. Two fighters won't work because they will never solve their problems. Two lovers won't work because they will never fight for their hopes and dreams. Ivey, eldest of three... was meant to be an only child. Ivey is both. She and her husband have an entertaining and strangely perfect marriage.